Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

j0178793This is an excellent article about how to keep your head when everyone else is losing theirs.

Source: Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

The Power and Subtlety of Language in the Workplace

In this final installment of his series, Markku Allison explores how we can dramatically improve the flow of understanding if we are just a little bit more rigorous in making sure we are on common ground with the words we use and the meanings we intend.

Runners on the Beach

The Power and Subtlety of Language in the WorkplaceWork Design Magazine.

A Scientific Guide to Saying “No”: How to Avoid Temptation and Distraction

I love this quick and easy way to use the research:monkey

A Scientific Guide to Saying “No”: How to Avoid Temptation and Distraction – – The Buffer Blog.

The Secret to Beat the Big “Decision Trap”- Josh Linkner

In my house, we love food, and everybody cooks. We often try new recipes, which sometimes are fabulous, and sometimes not. The rule is, “Always appreciate the effort” and “Never complain to the cook.” When we make something that is “a keeper” there’s lots of applause, and when it’s not, we simply say, “Oh well, it was an experiment; we probably won’t make this one again.”

Here’s another great post about experiments from Josh Linkner, bestselling author, serial entrepreneur and ardent venture capitalist here in the Detroit area:


Hand Gestures Reveal Complex Thoughts – Business Insider

MH900431702What do our bodies and , in particular, our hands show us about our information processing?

The body knows more than we know……

A fascinating article about some really interesting research!

I’d love to learn more. How about you?

Hand Gestures Reveal Complex Thoughts – Business Insider.

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz: What veterinarians know that doctors don’t | Talk Video |

What do you call a veterinarian that can only take care of one species? A physician. In a fascinating talk, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz shares how a species-spanning approach to health can improve medical care of the human animal — particularly when it comes to mental health.

To my physician readers and clients particularly, check out this amazing talk from TEDMED:

via Barbara Natterson-Horowitz: What veterinarians know that doctors don't | Talk Video |

Kindness is evolutionarily wired into us


Take a look at this fascinating, (short), video about the neurobiology and physiology of compassion and kindness.

Daecher Keltner from the University of California-Berkeley discusses new research coming from his lab and others that explains the scientific brain-wiring that makes this happen.

(Really worth watching!)

Kindness is evolutionarily wired into us.

“Why great inventions need help,” Eran Bashan – TEDxCQ in Belfast – YouTube

A few weeks ago Eran Bashan, a very interesting guy who happens to be both a former client of mine, and, the founder and CEO of a very innovative organization,sent me an email letting me know that he had recently had the chance to give a TED talk in Belfast.(See link below.) He told me that the talk is about “disruptive inventions, how you get them to be used, and why horses are useful.”

I’d be curious to hear your thoughts. Feel free to share.

“Why great inventions need help," Eran Bashan – TEDxCQ in Belfast – YouTube.

Easy Steps To Get Respect


R-E-S-P-E-C-T_ Find out what it means to me.

Nice article from Maria Gamble at Forbes about how to get respect, and, the relationship between respect and trust.

Easy Steps To Get Respect.

The Scientific Pursuit of Happiness | Science | Smithsonian

What does the Dalai Lama have to teach psychologists about joy and contentment?

Read more:

The Scientific Pursuit of Happiness | Science | Smithsonian.