Articles Published this Past Week

Personal Growth: The Challenge and Value of Finding Your Own WayThe Huffington Post

“Personal Growth: The Challenge and Value of Finding Your Own Way”
We human beings are very complex. In spite of many attempts otherwise, how we think and feel seldom follows a completely rational course. It doesn’t work to tell ourselves how we are supposed to feel. We feel what we feel. We may try to override those emotions, but it only drives them deeper. The more we drive them beneath the surface, the more they fester and distort, only to surface again in another way, at another time…

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Build Your Personal Brand by Conducting Business Like Best-in-Class

“Build Your Personal Brand by Conducting Business Like Best-in-Class Entrepreneurs”
In my life, I’ve had the honor and privilege of working with best-in-class, wealthy businessmen who function in a realm untainted by pettiness, greed, anger or negativity. It’s almost as if they exist within some rarified current that flows above any earthly vices — yet is the guiding light that directs their worldly business affairs…

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The Big Bang of the Brain: Is Humanity Evolving Toward the Image of God?

“The Big Bang of the Brain: Is Humanity Evolving Toward the Image of God?”
Darwin was correct about species evolving to promote the survival of the fittest, but he didn’t have the whole story. According to computer models, the big bang of the brain occurred far too quickly to be attributed strictly to survival of the fittest. A viable explanation follows…

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This Week’s New Articles

Limited Knowledge, Unlimited Judgement - Michael MamasThe Huffington Post

“Avoid the Limited Knowledge, Unlimited Judgment Syndrome”
Incredibly, we often form our opinions and judgments with very limited knowledge and have no interest in looking any deeper into it. Oftentimes these judgments are a result of a first impression. The first impression of anyone or anything that is new is very difficult to get past. It becomes our assumption of truth…

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IPGACO - Michael

“6 Insights to Increase Your Business Acumen”
In business, most of our focus is on what lies outside of us, but it is more important to pay attention to what lies within us and limits our ability to be effective in our profession. Whether we are communicating with others or are just having our own private thoughts, the acronym IPGACO can bring us awareness that makes all the difference between insight and oblivion.…

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Rational Age and Religion - Michael MamasLinkedIn

“How Our Rational Age Will Transform Religion”
Participation in organized religion has certainly been on the decline over the past several years. Church attendance is way down and atheism is on the rise. Why is this happening? Can and should we do anything about it?

At first glance, religiously minded people consider the decline to be a terrible thing. However even for the religiously minded, it can be understood as a positive thing. This can be a guiding light for a future spiritual renaissance, in which attendance at spiritual organizations could reach an all-time high. How could this be?…

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Recently Published Articles

Everything Bends Article - Michael MamasThe Huffington Post

“Everything Bends: When Life Defies Our Way of Thinking”
We live in a world of digital bits, bytes, and on/off switches. If it just stopped there, we would be okay, but it doesn’t. We project that kind of thinking onto our world views of everything from politics to baking to morality. Oh, if only life were so simple.

The truth is that life is not about black and white truths. Life is all about shades, hues, and contours. Life is not defined with straight lines. Everything bends…

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Science Informs, But Meaning Lies Beyond It - Michael

“Science Informs Our Lives, Yet Meaning Lies Beyond It”
The American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson once said that when scientists talk to the public, they speak about what they know; when they speak privately amongst themselves, they talk about what they don’t know. The way I see it, if we lived a life confined strictly to what we can scientifically prove, our lives would be ridiculous.

I will not live my life attempting to defy science.

Nor will I live my life limited to what science has currently proven…

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Articles Published This Week

Note: The articles on and LinkedIn are NOT just for business people!

The Huffington Post

The Secret to Understanding Anything - Michael Mamas“The Secret to Understanding Anything”
To understand something, we generally feel that we must be able to define, explain, and tangibly hold it in our hand. But the subtleties of life, that which makes life sweet and beautiful, cannot be managed.

6 Tips for Helping Employees Work Through Conflicts, by Michael Mamas“6 Tips for Helping Employees Work Through Conflicts”
These tips help people resolve conflicts in any situation, not just work. Throughout my decades working in a leadership role, I’ve learned a lot about helping people through conflicts.


Don't Let Disappointment Derail Your Business“Don’t Let Disappointment Derail Your Business”
Again, this article is not just for business people. In disappointing and stressful times, we can all feel the place inside of us where we could get angry or collapse or get caught up in the stress of the situation. In those times, we need to take a step back and find within ourselves a response that is effective and honorable.

Moving Beyond Attack and Blame in Your Relationships

Moving Beyond Attack and Blame - Michael MamasThe Huffington Post just published one of my new articles. An excerpt:

…In every relationship, a partner will, from time to time, do something that the other doesn’t care for, making them feel offended, hurt, awkward, embarrassed, or criticized. Whether it is ignored at first and repeated until it becomes unbearable or is immediately addressed at the time, responding with attack and blame is not the best choice. Even some therapeutic approaches which suggest saying, “You did this and it therefore made me feel that,” can be counterproductive and alienating”…

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“Moving Beyond Attack and Blame in Your Relationships”

How to Avoid Codependency in Relationships

Master the ‘Adaptation and Change Cycle’ (Part 2)

Avoid Codependency - Michael MamasThe Huffington Post just published one of my latest articles. It begins:

Most everyone longs for an ideal relationship. We may think of it as a seamless, mutually supportive, completely easy and nourishing union between two souls. But is that realistic? Let’s take a step back and examine the ingredients necessary to have a truly ideal relationship…

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“How to Avoid Codependency in Relationships: Master The ‘Adaptation And Change’ Cycle”