You’re NOT Too Old for That!

Is there something you want to do or accomplish but feel the opportunity has passed you by? One of the biggest reasons we might give up on something, even before we start it, is that we think that we’re too far behind, that we've missed the chance to get into it… or we think, “That train ...

Don’t Make The Fundamental Attribution Error

You’re waiting in line at the grocery store and the woman behind you is pitching a fit because the line is moving so slowly. She sighs, taps her foot really hard in a steady agitated beat, she sighs again, but louder. Then she says (more like screeches) to the cashier, “For Pete's sake, can't you ...

Optical Delusions

Are you caught up in any optical delusions? (Note that I said optical “delusions” not illusions.) I’m sure you are. We all are, myself included. Photograph by Kyle Atkins The easiest way to explain an optical delusion is to give you The Urban Dictionary's definition. An optical delusion is when you see things as you want them ...

10 Psychological Advantages of Reading Books

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” ~Sir Richard Steele What was the last book you read? What was it about? Who wrote it? What did you learn? Where did it take you? Reading books is one of the best hobbies/habits a person can have. But not everyone realizes the awesome benefits that ...

Can you hear me now?

“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.” ~Bernard M. Baruch There's a misconception that when we hear someone talking, we’re listening. But that’s not always the case, is it? I know that sometimes when I've spoken to someone, I was heard, but not really listened to and ...