Compassion Is A Good Thing

When people are on their deathbed, you never hear about them wishing they’d been more of a jerk or been harder on their kids and family. If anything, there are sentiments like “I should have told my family I loved them more” or “I wish I’d been more …

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Should You Use A Carrot Or a Stick?

For whatever reason, adults think that prizes, sticker charts, and cheap plastic incentives motivate children. While these types of “carrots” certainly make magic happen for all of one minute, they actually do the very opposite in the long haul. Will a struggling learner work really quickly and with a smile …

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Reflexive Emotion

Like embarrassment, shame, and guilt, pride is a reflexive emotion that is strongly influenced by sociocultural norms and values. Historically, pride has been conceived both as vice and virtue. Pride as vice is close to hubris or vanity. In Ancient Greece, people could be accused of hubris if they placed …

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Disruptive Apostles

The educational reach of Cynicism clearly exceeds the laughter as well as the deliberate aggressions and humiliations inflicted by Diogenes on his contemporaries. When Cynic philosophy was not directly exemplified through the life of a Cynic practitioner, it was conveyed through brief anecdotes, recollected gestures and retorts, ironic encounters, and …

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Rules Of Etiquette

Possessing both good manners and a working knowledge of the rules of etiquette makes life easier, pure and simple. You are more comfortable in all situations of everyday life both personal and professional–it makes no difference where you are–and you will always be at ease because you are …

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Looking After Your Mind And Body

Now, as an investment, adopting a sport will do wonders for you in the future. I personally love swimming, and I'd vouch for it until my last breath. It works every muscle in the body and keeps your blood flow circulating, resulting in a healthy respiratory system. I also use …

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Looking Within

We all live very unique lives. We all have had parents or relatives who shaped our lives, for better or worse. We all have had other mentors or parental figures who mold us, for better or for worse. We all have had events that contributed to our life’s trajectory …

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You Are Important

I always know a meeting is heading south when I start feeling too eager to show what I know. If you’re intent on impressing, you just can’t listen closely enough. It’s dangerous to go into any business situation seeking approval and applause; as soon as you’re …

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Essential Speaking

One of the ways we awaken our power and participate in creating our reality is through what I call essential speaking. Essential speaking is about being intentional and communicating straight from the heart. It’s the practice of speaking from our own experience and self-discovery rather than from concepts and …

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Be More Batman

Psychological researchers have come to a wild mind blowing revelation. The superhero stance – that iconic pose, Superman and the like determinedly practiced in the mirror. The stance of “shoot me, I dare you. Cause I’m the boss. Bullets bounce off me, and I don't even bat an eye.” That …

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