Archive for the happiness Tag

Tips, Tools, and Techniques to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

If you took the brief assessment from my last blog on public speaking, you now have an indication of just how severe you have the fear of it. So, let’s start with the people who have a mild case, because those will have the least amount of work to do. I once heard Cloe Madanes, of Robbins-Madanes fame (http://www.getrmt.com/) say that she used to tell Read More...

Corporate Suicide: What’s the Answer?

On May 17, 2017, one of the best singers in the music industry killed himself immediately following a concert. Chris Cornell was 52. Most people wouldn’t think that Cornell was the prime age, sex, and ethnicity to commit suicide. If you’re a business executive, business owners or well-paid salesperson, it’s important for you to read this entire post. Why? Because you’re at a higher risk Read More...

The Ultimate Business Trifecta

What do you get when you mix visualization, meditation, and mindfulness? A technique that has been proven to get massive, quick, effective, and sustainable results! Let’s take a brief look at the individual components: Visualization: The world’s elite athletes have recognized the power of visualization for decades. Michael Jordan could “see” the ball going through the net. Michael Phelps could “feel” his body gliding through Read More...

The Problem with Communication – Part V

(Before proceeding, if you haven’t already, I invite you to read the three previous posts in this series where you can find additional information on The Problems with Communication, Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV by clicking on each link.) Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a communication strategy that includes General Semantics, understanding how the five senses contribute to communication and how to Read More...

Should Christians Take Drugs?

That’s an interesting question, isn’t it? Many Christians feel a discussion whether it is “right” or “wrong” to use drugs is solely related to recreational drugs because the widespread use of prescription drugs among Christians is accepted. Because of a major surgery I had in July, 2016, I can attest that most Christians accept the use of prescription drugs. I saw multitudes of Bibles, crosses, Read More...

How Negative Thoughts Trump Positive

You’ve experienced it many times. You’re having a great day. The sun is out, you’re with those you love, the food is phenomenal and then it happens. Something negative. Nothing earth-shattering, but enough to make it feel like the whole day has been ruined. How does that happen? How does the human mind and body go from a state of happiness and elation to anger Read More...

The Problem with Communication – Part IV

(Before proceeding, if you haven’t already, I invite you to read the three previous posts in this series where you can find additional information on The Problems with Communication, Part I, Part II, and Part III, by clicking on each one.) When you look at the picture above, you see that the dots seem to spontaneously move and change from black-to-white and white-to-black. Communication can Read More...

The Problem with Communication – Part III

If you haven’t read the previous two posts on this topic, I encourage you to read the introductory post by clicking here and the 2nd post by clicking here. This third post in the series will discuss the ways the human mind supports its preexisting belief system; Generalization, Deletion, and Distortion. Just a brief bit of information before delving into those areas, though. When we Read More...

The Problem with Communication – Part II

In the introduction to this series of posts, The Problem with Communication – Part I, I discussed the etymology of words in the English language, a few of the processes the human brain uses when receiving information and processing it, and a recent discovery by neuroscience that reveals there are influences that are not seen, but are felt, that affect communication. —————————————— “The single biggest Read More...

The Problem with Communication – Part I

In a post I read on Stumble.com, the writer shares The Most Commonly Misused English Words, as presented by Steve Pinker, a linguist and cognitive scientist at Harvard University. As a student of linguistics myself, I continue to find it interesting how we humans in the English-speaking world ever get anything accomplished. How can I say that? Consider the following: According to Neuroscience, for each Read More...