A startling conclusion I wasn’t expecting (Chime)

SEE IF you are as startled and fascinated as I was at the end.  I’m not very sophisticated when it comes to computer technology and it isn’t even of interest to me.  Hacking stories are not very interesting either.  BUT I URGE YOU TO LISTEN THROUGH TO THE END. Here’s the intro:

Who are the people who write malicious hacks? Misha Glenny interviews convicted coders from around the world and reaches a startling conclusion.”

The bell is tolling

Time is running out on earth

twelve o’clock soon chimes


Disconnected from her body . . .

I wanted to stop listening . . . .I couldn’t.

“Poet, writer, activist Eve Ensler lived in her head. In this powerful talk from TEDWomen, she talks about her lifelong disconnection from her body — and how two shocking events helped her to connect with the reality, the physicality of being human”.

Fun is Serious Business (X-rated)

When I viewed this video  about play, creativity, connection and resiliency it brought to mind the workshop I offered several years ago called “A Day of Play!”.  I advertised it as FUN – how we play, why we play and the benefits of play.  No one signed up.

“Fun” & “Play” possibly created an impression of being frivolous, indulgent and largely a waste of productive time.  ( I should have titled it “Working at Play”)

 If play is encoded in our DNA I wonder if taking play more seriously and doing work more playfully could create physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing?

Want to live longer? THIS Will Make You Smile.

Oh my goodness! Here’s synchronicity in real-time.

Last night I posted A Smile an Hour Keeps me from Getting Sour http://wp.me/pLGhj-20i

and THIS MORNING, trying to catch up on my e-mails etc, here’s what I found!

Try Harder to be Wrong

Couples counseling, for me, is more difficult than individual counseling.  I have to maintain a balance so that each feels heard, each feels safe, each feels some validation of who they are and what their point of view is.  Much of the time I succeed and some of the time I get fired.

Couples come into therapy/counseling each convinced their own viewpoint is correct. They work hard in therapy to prove their partner’s viewpoint is wrong.

Much of the time I tell them they are both right.  This often stops them in their tracks (IF they are listening to me instead of formulating the argument in their mind to convince me they are the one who is right),

After watching this video I’ve decided I’m not going to tell couples they are each right.  I’m going to tell them they are both WRONG.

It starts off a bit slowly (from my viewpoint)  but I encourage you to listen through to the end.

 You can go wrong.

V is for Vision

My mind does NOT work in a linear fashion:  I don’t balance checkbook registers;  I can’t remember numbers;  Finishing one thing before I start another is almost impossible; Maintaining blog entries for the A-Z Blogging Challenge in the order of the alphabet . . . .well, you’ve figured that one out by now if you’ve been reading this blog.

You’ll have to decide for yourself if Caroline’s story is a perfect reason for me to skip all the way down the alphabet

to V for Vision.