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Bruce Noll
A believer in Lifelong Learning and Collaborative Wisdom, remembering Who I AM through essay, story, and poetry. Listening for narratives that nurture Life.

Here’s why they help

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I know there are people out there who would gladly poo-poo affirmations as pseudoscience. I can understand their point of view. After all is there really any science that supports its efficacy? Well, maybe. For a little more information check out this article in Positive Psychology.com by Psychologist Catherine Moore entitled Positive Daily Affirmations: Is There Science Behind it?

I’m not here to challenge any theory or study. I am here to provide my own anecdotal evidence. I have been saying the affirmation below for the last two or three years. …


A Haiku about a list of Haiku’s

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It’s been a treasure

Expressions of the hearts life

Threads through the seasons

For the longest time, I wondered about the beauty of Haiku poetry. I was taken back by its flow, its authenticity, and by its compassionate calling. When I began to write in this form I realized it wasn’t really for the reader, (sorry) it was for me.

Trust me, I would love for the readers of my work to appreciate this art form, but vulnerably, I have to admit that I write these gems for myself. I am in flow when I begin and I am in…


Poetry, Progress, and Peace

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It matters not when or where or why

It matters not who or how

What matters is knowing yourself

It matters not later, but now!

A long, long time ago I began working on “Building A Life That Matters,” a theme that eventually grew into a way of being. Though I am far from finished I am realizing that the journey is worth the investment of time, for the thrills and the treasures have been abundant.

I will not say these three ways of acknowledging the self in me are the only ways, but they are…


The Paradox of a Truth

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The paradox for me about learning is this: I consider myself a lifelong learner. I am committed to learning for life and yet, sometimes there are things that take me a lifetime to learn.

As a man who dropped out of college, I paid the price for that decision. I have also learned that there is a difference between formal education and self-education. I admire and respect both and as I have grown older I have come to know that learning is a lifelong proposition…and passion. …

Bruce Noll

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