Author Archives: Michael Kane

About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.

The Extra Magic of Getting Out of your Comfort Zone

The Extra Magic of Getting Out of your Comfort Zone My comfort zone is like a little bubble around me, and I’ve pushed it in different directions and made it bigger and bigger until these objectives that seemed totally crazy … Continue reading

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Don’t be insubstantial!

Don’t be insubstantial! You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination. ~ Ralph Marston One of the things that … Continue reading

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Happiness & Standing Up for Yourself

Happiness & Standing Up for Yourself           We all know the concept, the old biblical saying, Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your … Continue reading

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Happiness Moments: Havasu Falls

Happiness Moments: Havasu Falls So a new little writing experiment for the blog. I’ve been wanting to find a way to do some free writing as practice. And I’ve been wanting to capture the moments in my life that have … Continue reading

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The Science of Happiness

The Science of Happiness If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien This whole idea of happiness for a long time was thought to be a … Continue reading

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Forgive yourself, move forward!

Forgive yourself, move forward! To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that prisoner was you. ~ Lewis B. Smedes So I’m a big believer in an overall single goal in life, that goal is to constantly improve. … Continue reading

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Ask yourself this…!

Ask yourself this…! A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. ~ Bruce Lee Hello my friends, tonight a list of questions that have been floating around on the … Continue reading

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Happiness is Serenity

Happiness is Serenity Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.    ~ Thomas Szasz Originally published in 2015 So as I’ve embarked upon my latest adventure I’ve made a stop in Monterey, CA … Continue reading

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Ten poets you’ve never heard of but you’re going to love

Ten poets you’ve never heard of but you’re going to love My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re better than my solitude.    ~ Warsan Shire Tonight to wrap up the last night of National Poetry month … Continue reading

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Holiday Happiness: The Poetry & Wisdom of Khalil Gibran

The Poetry & Wisdom of Khalil Gibran The holidays are a very stressful time for everyone and an exceptionally hard time for some.  So, until the New Year I’ll be posting a Holiday Happiness post each day to try help … Continue reading

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