Interview with Dr. Hendrie Weisinger – New York Times Bestseller
Jul29

Interview with Dr. Hendrie Weisinger – New York Times Bestseller

Hendrie Weisinger Ph.D., world-renown Psychologist and author of the New York Times bestseller: Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most, has taught at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and conducted corporate lectures and workshops for well over twenty years. He has appeared on The Oprah Show and The Today Show, among others. Dr. Hendrie Weisinger drove down from his home in...

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Take Your Game To the Next Level
Jun24

Take Your Game To the Next Level

“What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.” – Arnold Palmer   In “Performing Under Pressure,” Part One the discussion was on specific techniques to help prevent “choking” under pressure along with the concept of developing “quiet confidence” to establish a foundation of composure. In Part Two, we will investigate taking our...

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Silence: The Quality of Being
Jun10

Silence: The Quality of Being

“Let silence take you to the core of life.” – Jalaluddin Rumi Today, making the rare mid-morning cup of Earl Grey tea brought back memories of years devoted to meditation. Recalling just how difficult the first six months of daily practice were; trying to sit in silence, quieting the mind. It seems like another lifetime. I remember how seemingly impossible and improbable the endeavor was, as well as frustrating. Why...

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Try a Little Tenderness
Jun05

Try a Little Tenderness

Emotions will be forever with us. They shape our individuality and distinguish our humanity. We can’t control what specific emotions will surface, but we can control what we do with them once they well up. If we are fortunate, we will most often experience calm waters. There will be turbulence, but hopefully the storms will be short-lived; ebbing and returning to calmer seas once again. “Water is one of the elements in...

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Why Every Child Needs an iPad
Jun03

Why Every Child Needs an iPad

We all know that kids love tech. Our daughter’s favorite possession is her iPad. She has a desktop and a laptop. Soon, she’ll be getting my iPhone 5s. Technology is here to stay. It makes our lives easier and facilitates learning. Some private schools are now accessorizing their students with iPads to support student-teacher communication and the educational process. Tech and the internet have created multiple spin-off...

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Are You a Pimp…Or, a Ho?
Jun01

Are You a Pimp…Or, a Ho?

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Victor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning It was December of 2000; we were in the last months of Bill Clinton’s administration and the work in NYC for corporate functions was at an all-time high. My bread-and-butter gig...

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Ben Franklin’s 13 Virtues
May27

Ben Franklin’s 13 Virtues

Benjamin Franklin, a Renaissance Man of the Colonial Era, is considered one of America’s greatest thinkers. One can find within the pages of his autobiography: The 13 Virtues and Precepts; which he developed in 1726 as a guide for his own process of development into manhood. Ben Franklin maintained a disciplined practice; keeping a thorough daily account of his activities and how they rated on his self-designed chart. (shown...

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Practical Assertiveness
May26

Practical Assertiveness

Most, if not all of us could use some refinement when it comes to achieving the right balance between overbearing or controlling assertiveness and reticence or timidity. In how many situations did we feel as though we either didn’t know what was best to say or later wished we could have a do-over? Wikipedia’s definition of assertiveness infers this need for balance. It defines; “Assertiveness is the quality of being...

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Discussions on Creativity: Part 1. Programming ASI and the Creative Mind
Apr22

Discussions on Creativity: Part 1. Programming ASI and the Creative Mind

With strides being made each year on the march towards Artificial Super Intelligence, we can’t help but wonder what the possibilities for the future are. Within our lifetimes, many computer scientists believe that we’ll see the advent of computers that can function on the level of the human brain and beyond. With this new resource, will we be able to program machines to have creative thought to further our needs? Will it...

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Leadership Via the Lakota Path of the Warrior
Apr01

Leadership Via the Lakota Path of the Warrior

  Izzy Heart Man is a Lakota Indian from the Black Hills of South Dakota. He’s the Medicine Man for his tribe, primarily the spiritual leader and traditional healer. Izzy is a bear of a man, with a deep, mellifluous voice. His confidence, conviction, and bravado emanate. Years ago, having had the privilege of studying the Lakota Indian Path of the Warrior, it changed my life. I will always be grateful to Izzy. When asked...

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