Less than half of us believe in the American dream

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Americans increasingly see tension between rich and poor. A sharp change in American attitudes is summarized in this report: A new Pew Research Center survey of 2,048 adults finds that about two-thirds of the public (66%) believes there are “very strong” or “strong” conflicts between the rich and the poor—an increase of 19 percentage points since 2009. […]

Praise for Kaiser Family Foundation & HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

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We applaud HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for a groundbreaking speech delivered yesterday at Kaiser Family Foundation. We hope that it marks an expansion of boundaries, literally and conceptually, for the federal government’s health reform movement. It no longer makes sense to view the American health care system independently of worldwide health care. We live in […]

Motivation vs. Follow-through

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This is a useful distinction; reminds me of the lessons learned in Dr. William Glasser’s famous book “Positive Addiction”. We might think of motivation as inspired thinking. Follow-through is most effective as a mindless compulsion. The neurological differences in these behaviors are fascinating. “Motivation is in the mind; follow-through is in the practice. Motivation is […]

Asked of NJBIA: “Can you help my family turn this nightmare into just a bad dream?!”

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Following is an except from the beginning of a fund drive email from the New Jersey Brain Injury Asscociation. I thought it was especially well written and effective in addressing the intangible issues surrounding mild traumatic brain injury so I reproduced it here: “Can you help my family turn this nightmare into just a bad dream….?! We […]

Worldwide boom in health insurance

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United States is not the only place preparing for rapid expansion of health insurance coverage and its implications on society. Parts of Asia report 76% and 50% growth rate of health insurance industry for the current year and next projected year, respectively. It is important to realize that in this context of reporting "growth of the industry" refers […]