MJ MARGGRAFF
Just Getting Started

Just Getting Started

3 Ways to Keep Your Confidence Alive All the Days of Your Life Recently, while having lunch with a long-time friend, she confided in me that age had drained her confidence to create, change, and inspire. She felt that she had ‘expired’. Anything she’d had the capacity to do was already done. The days of having an impact in the world were behind her. What’s more, she said that time–and…

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Can Imagination Bring Out the Real You?

Can Imagination Bring Out the Real You?

VR in THE VOID Presents New Sensations, Thoughts, Actions — Was That a Game or the Real Me? Until last month, my virtual reality (VR) headset experiences were fantastic and the immersion impressive: I cruised Mars, flew to the Moon, swam with whales in the seas (on earth), and plied a wand to slice away invading objects. Each elicited a strong “Wow!” and “You’ve got to see this!” from me…

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How to Be the Best Leader for the 2n​d​ Space Age: Lessons on Leadership I Learned from Flying

How to Be the Best Leader for the 2n​d​ Space Age: Lessons on Leadership I Learned from Flying

A Letter to Millennials MJ Marggraff, January 22, 2019 The world watched a grainy TV image relayed back to Earth from about 250,000 miles away: The first human was slowly descending a spacecraft ladder to step onto another world. It would be referred to forevermore as “one small step” and is one of most remarkable leaps in the history of space. This year marks the 50t​h​ anniversary of that monumental…

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Discovering Porches: Chautauqua

Discovering Porches: Chautauqua

One of the things I love best is to hear stories about what inspires other people, what motivates them, and how their lives have changed. Very often they’ve also changed the lives of others too. This summer I was invited to Chautauqua as a speaker and guest to offer my story of transformation. But I found that I was the one transformed. Where I found it was even more unexpected….

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Wisdom in the Mountains

Wisdom in the Mountains

These days my mind seems to wander always to my dissertation. There isn’t a moment when I’m not mulling over the challenges of isolation that astronauts will face on long duration space flights. I am working on a solution to demonstrate how a new AI (Artificial Intelligence) can be effective to improve their connectedness with their close family and friends. It is a problem of significant importance to the lives…

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