MAKE TIME TO PLAY!

Snow, autumn leaves, shining sun, refreshing breezes, and sparkling water call us to play. Play is a powerful human instinct. Have you ever thought about the opposite of play?  Would you guess work?  According to the psychiatrist of play, Dr. Stuart Brown, the...

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Holiday Survival Tips for Introverts and Extraverts

Do you think a thought in order to speak it? Or, do you speak a thought in order to think it? The talkative Extravert (E) pities the quiet Introvert for talking so little and “missing so much in life”. The Introvert (I) feels that the loud, sometimes obnoxious,...

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The Mother-Daughter Communication Dilemma

Mother says, “You’ve done something different with your hair.” Daughter hears, “Your hair looks awful.” Even in the happiest of relationships, there is one consistent communication issue between mothers and daughters. Mothers give advice; daughters hear disapproval....

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The Eyes Have It

Who gives more eye contact at work, men or women? Women give and seek more eye contact than men. In our culture we look at a person’s face while listening to the spoken words. We then look away while we are talking. We look back at the other person when we are done to...

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Why We Love the One We Love

Why do we give our hearts to someone? Do they steal it? Do we surrender it? Have we pursued them in order to better ignore them to pose a convoluted challenge? Do we select someone because we know we can control or manipulate them? Do we love the “bad boy” who must be...

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Blooming Ambition = Mastery + Recognition

In spring our thoughts turn to new growth, budding and blooming. What better time to take a look at personal opportunities for rebirth and blooming? What do we want to achieve? What next step do we need to take? What could be holding us back from our “full bloom”...

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How We Show You We Love You

One day while working with an all male team of employees, I asked them to make a list of ways they showtheir wives or romantic partners how they demonstrate their love. I sorted the men into groups based on their preference for Thinking or Feeling in...

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The Power of Play

Make time to play! Shining sun, refreshing breezes, and sparkling water call us to play. Play is a powerful human instinct. Have you ever thought about the opposite of play? Would you guess work? According to the psychiatrist of play, Dr. Stuart Brown, the...

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Tokenism & Stereotyping

XXXXXXXXXXWhat do you see? A bunch of X’s. This is what corporate America looked like in mid-century 1950’s. The X’s represent men in a work group, of course. Think Mad Men on TV. Men working together often accentuate differences in tastes and activities....

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How Soon Can I Re-Gift This?

Every gift deserves a two part response; acknowledgement of the gift and the giver. The family is assembled around the Christmas tree. The gifts are piled high and resplendent in their sparkly glory. The anxiety is palpable. Pressure mounts. What do I say...

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Public Speaking Dilemma: Why Don’t They Respond?

An introvert must think a thought in order to speak it.An extrovert must speak a thought in order to think it.Introverts gain energy from time and space alone to contemplate, reflect and formulate thoughts. Extraverts are energized by being with and...

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Introverts & Extroverts Sharing Holiday Spaces

Do you think a thought in order to speak it?Or, do you speak a thought in order to think it?The talkative Extrovert (E) pities the quiet Introvert for talking so little and “missing so much in life”. The Introvert (I) feels that the loud, sometimes...

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