Character Strengths and Virtues

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We develop our inner "superhero" from a young age. For most of us we don't even know we have super strengths.   In the book Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification by Christopher Peterson and Martin E. P. Seligman they identify several character strengths that are categorized under  six core moral virtues. These are the strengths that make each of us a "superhero". … [Read more...]

Shine bright – Be Conceptual

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Well it’s been a few year’s since I read Daniel Pink’s  book – A Whole New Mind. I have never been one to read an entire book over the weekend – but this one I did!   I loved the book, and have purchased many copies for friends and recommended it to others.  Every gift book given or recommendation made led to nothing but wonderfully insightful feedback about the book and its … [Read more...]

A Great Motivator for Exercise

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Wow - what a great motivation for exercise!   I found this image at http://nilofermerchant.tumblr.com.  The list is from Neila Rey. Check out her site at meanrat.com.  Over the last 5 years I have had the ability to increase the amount and frequency of exercise in my life.  I have thankfully experienced many of the benefits.  The last one on the list - improves … [Read more...]

Bill’s Life and Living Directives

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Over the years I have recorded short directives that I try to follow on a daily basis. Many of the directives are ones that I have come up with, others have come from sources that are long forgotten. During the next two months I will be expanding on these to explain where they came from, what they mean and how they can be used.         As more come to mind … [Read more...]

You just have to love Manifesto’s!

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I'm a collector of manifesto's .  I love manifesto's!  The reason why — a great deal of useful thought and important connections get codified in a manifesto.  There is a lot of brain power and design that goes into the creation of a truly effective manifesto. There are manifesto's for just about every topic one can imagine. Manifesto's come in various forms - Word/Phrase combinations, lists, … [Read more...]

Listening

Five ways to listen better by Julian Treasure. Some key points made in the presentation: "Listening is making meaning from sound" "Listening is our access to understanding" "We are in danger of losing our listening" "The art of conversation is being lost to personal broadcasting" "We don't want oratory we want sound bites" "We have become desensitized - the media and people have … [Read more...]