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Host Lucas Catton shares personal insights, information and commentary to help people and businesses find meaning and fulfillment.

Finding Your Way Lucas Catton

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Host Lucas Catton shares personal insights, information and commentary to help people and businesses find meaning and fulfillment.

    Driving as a Metaphor for Living

    Driving as a Metaphor for Living

    I have driven across the country on long road trips, from coast to coast and up and down the East coast and many places in between.  Before smartphones and apps and even before early GPS systems were common, I would print out directions on MapQuest, and I had a road atlas in my car.

    I would usually study the directions or map before leaving, and then just drive.  Sometimes hours on end without even listening to music or speaking to another person at all and other times getting completely sucked into some of my favorite music that evoked various emotions.  Mostly I loved just being there on the road, taking in the sights of the places I was traveling to and through.

    Then, when I would get closer to my destination I would  stop and study the map and directions in detail again to know exactly where I was going.  Then I would repeat for the next trip.

    Driving is such a great metaphor for my life, both in how I do long trips with a goal in mind, but am not only focused on the details of the destination, and instead enjoying the trip itself.  Also the part about creating space and freedom and a bit of separation from the pack by taking opportunities when I see them and going just a little bit faster than most other drivers.

    • 28 min
    Redemption vs. Revenge

    Redemption vs. Revenge

    When there are conflicts or opposing forces, it is often easy for one side or another to feel like they need to exact revenge on the other.  However, revenge is usually an anger-driven reaction that only perpetuates the fight rather than ending it.  Instead, seeking redemption can help find justice or resolution and begin healing a conflict.  This is something I struggled with that I chronicled in my memoir Reconnection.

    • 14 min
    Tearing Down to Build Anew

    Tearing Down to Build Anew

    With all of the unrest and uncertainty happening in the U.S. and throughout the world, there are a lot of systems and institutions being questioned.  Some are being torn down completely.  And although this can be an extremely difficult or uncomfortable process at times, it is also very necessary on occasion so that something better can be created or built in its place.

    MindValley founder Vishen Lakhiani calls this beautiful destruction, saying that "sometimes in life you have to destroy what is merely good to allow what is truly great to enter."  We see this not just on a global level, but also with our careers, relationships, belief systems, physical structures and our egos.  A healthy dose of inquiry and questioning our true values can help us determine with things need to be torn down and built anew.

    • 12 min
    The Opioid Independence™ Program

    The Opioid Independence™ Program

    Right now there are thousands of people around the country who are seeking other options for opioid abuse and addiction.  This includes a small percentage of the 400,000 who are enrolled in daily opioid maintenance programs who wish there was an affordable option for private recovery help.  It also includes people in rural areas where options for treatment or recovery assistance are extremely limited.  There are also people who are either exiting a detox or residential treatment facility and are looking for something different from what they have already tried in their areas.

    The Opioid Independence™ Program offers a customizeable hybrid recovery framework that includes online lessons as well as groups and individual sessions with recovery coaches and/or therapists for a personalized and private recovery experience over a 6-month period.  For more information, visit http://opioidindependence.com. 

    • 21 min
    The Dichotomies of COVID-19

    The Dichotomies of COVID-19

    This global crisis has taught us many things, and in many cases they are contradictory at times, depending on when they're experienced.   I shared a blog post over a month ago about re-emerging after this crisis is over.  As bad as it all has been for many of us, I am grateful for the experience and what I've been able to learn from it.  How about you?

    • 27 min
    8 Things You Can Do To Survive This Economic Crisis

    8 Things You Can Do To Survive This Economic Crisis

    The fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 illnesses is an economic crisis never seen before in the U.S. or around the world.  We all of course want to save lives and protect those who are most vulnerable, but perhaps the reactions to shut everything down will have a much worse result on society.

    To help get through this very difficult time, one in which ten million unemployment claims were filed just in the past two weeks, here is a list of eight things that you can to to help make it through.

    • 41 min

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Lucas, I love your inquiring mind. Thank you for being bold and sharing your thoughts!

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