Your Freaked Out Brain Seeks SAFETY

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Denise Green Imagine this. You’re about to start a one-on-one meeting with an employee when you get a text message from your boss saying the Senior Vice President wants to know why you’re over budget on project x. What happens to you physically? What do you do next? Here’s what most of us don’t do. We don’t pause and wonder how urgent this message is and whether...

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All Markets Are Online Dating Markets

In today’s world of 9-second attention spans, our introductions mean more-than-ever before. Sally Hogshead reveals the seven triggers of fascination and how to get others to fall in love with your ideas, instantly. YouTube / TEDx Talks – via Iframely

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Spotlight: Social Anxiety

by Terry Gault If you avoid social situations due to anxiety, you may have Social Anxiety Disorder.   Read on – this is a useful article by the Chicago Tribune. It’s natural to feel some nervousness in certain social situations, such as talking in front of others, confronting a problem with someone or being among strangers. But social anxiety disorder goes beyond this, causing an excessive anxiety or fear of activities and situations in which...

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The Scary Layer Underneath Vulnerability: Shame

by Terry Gault In 1993, I was cast in the title role of an adaptation of “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” the poetic philosophical treatise of Freidrich Nietzsche. With 5 weeks left, we were still working on refining the script to its finished form. The language was dense. The play was rich in metaphor and symbolism. I knew the part would be daunting but I’d already played Hamlet. I figured, “This can’t be harder to do than...

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Choose Your Mood

Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post by BrillianceInc. Had any negative thoughts recently that you just couldn’t seem to shake? Maybe someone cut you off in traffic and it bugged you the whole commute. Or maybe the company issued yet another dictum that had you steaming all day. Or maybe you keep running a frustrating conversation over and over again in your mind. Ever get home and dump accumulated frustration on the closest innocent...

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