Who do you rely on for your happiness?

While the world is changing faster than ever, people are not. Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best in his 1841 essay called Self-Reliance: “Society is a wave. The wave moves onward, but the water of which it is composed does not.” The problems we’re facing with ourselves and other people are not new. And one of those... Continue Reading →

Are you guilty of using ‘ableist’ language?

Some of our most common, ingrained expressions have damaging effects on millions of people – and many of us don't know we're hurting others when we speak. I like being deaf. I like the silence as well as the rich culture and language deafness affords me. When I see the word ‘deaf’ on the page,... Continue Reading →

Are you a victim of ‘linguistic racism?’

Not everyone who speaks English is treated the same way. What happens when accent discrimination creeps in to our conscious and unconscious – and what do we do about our biases?...Continue reading

French word of the day – Bonjour!

Bonjour les amis! I know for a fact that it's very important and useful to say 'Bonjour' before striking up a conversation in France. This little word can open many doors for you… Continue reading... Bon week-end!

Five senses? We possibly have 33…

When we think of human senses we think of eyesight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. Yet we have always known that we are capable of sensing much more than this. Exactly what, however, is still subject to ongoing scientific research. Neuroscientists are well aware that we are a bundle of senses...Continue reading

Still talking? WHY?

As I am always on the look out for useful mental models, protocols and habits to improve the quality of dialogue, I spotted this little acronym to improve participation. W.A.I.T-Why Am I Talking? ...Continue reading

Want to be more happy? Do this…

Each holiday season comes with high expectations for a cozy and festive time of year. However, for many this time of year is tinged with sadness, anxiety, or depression. Certainly, major depression or a severe anxiety disorder benefits most from professional help. But what about those who just feel lost or overwhelmed or down at this time... Continue Reading →

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