FROM SURVIVOR TO STRIVER: CULTIVATING COURAGE AND BUILDING BOLDNESS

Gary Z McGee, Contributor Waking Times  “I would rather be ashes than dust.” ~Jack London You have from this moment until the day you die to live the life you want to live. Most people will default to the culturally programmed setting of mere survival. They will make excuses for why they don’t strive. They will remain content with merely surviving. Strivers, by contrast, are not content. They choose not to default to the preprogrammed setting. They choose to strive. They choose to live life to the fullest despite doubt, despite struggle, and despite a world that seems to be preventing … Continue reading FROM SURVIVOR TO STRIVER: CULTIVATING COURAGE AND BUILDING BOLDNESS

You Are Not the Boss of Your Dog

Cesar Millan popularized the idea that every pack needs a stern leader. It’s misguided—but so appealing. BY MARGRET GREBOWICZ The idea that dogs are pack animals who require a pack leader was introduced in the 1940s. It became known as dominance theory, and eventually alpha theory. But it wasn’t until many decades later that the idea of the pack leader became a staple of the American dog owner’s vocabulary and conceptual scheme, thanks to the “Dog Whisperer,” Cesar Millan. Millan’s enormously popular TV show ran from 2004–12 and brought dog training before American audiences like no other show has, before or … Continue reading You Are Not the Boss of Your Dog