NASA Image of Water on Mars

Water Discovered on Mars! On Aril 1, 2005, NASA announced that Water was discovered on Mars. When people click on a link to view the image, this is what they found. I have always loved April Fools Day. When I was about ten years old, I remember my elder sister...

Personality Types Versus Behavioral Masks

A Word About Behavioral Masks versus Personality Types? If you have not yet read my post on a two question test that can help you determine anyone's personality type, click here to read it and take the test. In class, I used to begin my lectures on Behavioral Masks by...

What is the difference between Empathy and Sympathy?

Do you feel sympathy or empathy? Is there a difference? I have to admit that one of my pet peeves is people using the words sympathy and empathy interchangeably, as if there were no difference. However, when you teach classes about empathetic listening, the difference...

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

Something to think about on this Fourth of July... *  *  *  * If you found this post interesting, please share it with your friends on social media. Don't forget to take a moment to explore our website, join our mailing list, take one of our Internet classes, or write...

The Four Agreements and Why I Take Them Personally

Recently, a friend introduced me to "The Four agreements." Like so many, she lives by then, and she was eager to share their wisdom with me. In case you are as unfamiliar with "The Four Agreements" as I was, they come from a book by Miguel Ruiz entitled, The Four...

“What is trust?” he asked softly.

What is trust in relationships? I had an interesting encounter with three of my students today. Their names have been changed to protect the innocent. I shall call them 6-year-old-boy, 7-year-old-boy, and 8-year-old-boy. So I am walking through our outer lobby when I...

A Spoonfull of Empathy Helps the Medicine Go Down

A Spoonfull of Empathy Helps the Medicine Go Down I came home from work today and walked into a bit of a quagmire. My Dad caught me before I could even drop my bags and said with a face full of concern, "Your Mother and Tani had a huge fight. They aren't talking, and...

It’s funny how inspiration works

Lynn Marie Sager has a new book Navigating Life Though Tubulent Tides Check out the story description. Fourteen years after her first book, a retired self-help expert is confronted by the principles she taght. When their demands to know why she has been ignoring them...

Invisible Friends Series: How to Give Constructive Criticism

THE IMPORTANCE OF INVISIBLE FRIENDS  Episode Two: How to Give Constructive Criticism  Or what the heck is collaborative problem solving? “Hey,” I called out to my inner-self, “You said that you would help me to explain the difference between constructive criticism,...

Well Aren’t You The Smart One, or What Makes a Bad Word Bad

A Conversation with Kids Today in my after school class, one of my kids spilled what I called, "a heck of water" on the floor.  As we were cleaning it up, one of my girls, we will call her Gecki, casually asked, "Is that a bad word?" She was of course referring to my...
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