June 25, 2014 We haven’t had the Zombie Apocalypse yet (I think), but Susan Cain may have set off the Introvert Apocalypse. Introverts all over the world have risen up in revolt, demanding validation and basking in the sudden glow of approval and recognition, something we scarcely dreamt of or even imagined before Cain’s exceptional TED talk. It’s not our problem. In fact, we’re the solution. Only our therapists had told us that before. Well, the good ones, anyway. Take that you extroverts, you attention-vampires. Take that, Zombie culture of mass marketing and commercialism! Take that, culture of personality! We’re taking back the streets with our culture of CHARACTER! Mwahahaa! Susan Cain’s QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT WON’T STOP TALKING has been on the bestseller lists for over two years, and understandably so. Cain validates a whole group of people who she … [Read more...] about Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Introvert Apocalypse!
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Suppose you got some big beautiful insight. Maybe you inherited it. Maybe you got it from someone charismatic. Maybe it came to you in a flash. It could be religious, spiritual, political, philosophical. Whatever it is, you want to keep it fresh and alive for you, as though it is you, your identity, your most meaningful meaning. You want to tell the world. You resolve to promote and defend this insight with your life – as though it is your life. Trouble is the world isn’t buying it. This insight that gave you a big beautiful buzz is apparently buzzkill to some people, people who have embraced competing insights. Others just dilute its power by suggesting that your insight doesn’t mean all you think it means. People question, attack and threaten your big beautiful insight – a buzz-killing threat to your buzz-generating new identity. You embraced your insight hook line and stinker. You got hooked on it, you recite its justifying lines and if … [Read more...] about How to Become One with Your Biggest Insight
Home Health Disorders cure Disorders Cure oi-Staff By Super on October 13, 2008 NY-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has released a report listing 12 germs that could spread into new regions because of climate change, with potential impacts to human and wildlife health, as well as global economies. 'The Deadly Dozen: Wildlife Diseases in the Age of Climate Change', provides examples of diseases that may spread as a result of changes in temperatures and precipitation levels. The best defense, according to the report's authors, is a good offense: wildlife monitoring to detect how these diseases are moving so health professionals can learn and prepare to mitigate their impact. The report was released at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, held in Barcelona, Spain. "The term 'climate change' conjures images of melting ice caps and rising sea levels that threaten coastal cities and nations, but just as important is how increasing temperatures and fluctuating … [Read more...] about 12 Deadly Diseases Worsened By Climate Change Enlisted
K-Mart wasn't his idea. He had asked me the night before where I thought it would be good to get something for my mom, and, at the tender age of four, I loved my mother very much but also had a hard time getting the concept of Mother's Day into my toddler brain. Her job, after all, was to be my mother. It didn't make sense to me for there to be a day where we simply rewarded her for being good at what she was already supposed to be good at. So I suggested K-Mart since they had cool toys there that my parents were usually willing to be talked into purchasing if I used my sad puppy-eyes, and I decided therefore that this was a win-win scenario. My dad and I would head off to K-Mart, I'd have a pretty good chance of getting a new action-figure, and I would get all the associated adult-like kudos for picking out a gift for my mom because she was my mom and that's what I was supposed to do. Looking back on this, it occurs to me that this sounds rather selfish, but then I'm looking at … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day Through The Eyes of Your Child
By Ilene Serlin & Jeff Saperstein Can trauma and transformative healing be responsibly portrayed in movie entertainment? Hollywood generally serves up so much psycho-babble to audiences that one hesitates to recommend a film that presents compelling trauma and transformation. Phoenix is a German-conceived and -produced film that proves the exception to the rule. Nina Hoss puts in a stunning, haunting performance as the protagonist Nellie Lenz, directed by Christian Pelz (in German with English subtitles). Phoenix delivers a trifecta of trauma and transformation: It shows Nellie as a Jew in post–WWII Germany, which has no place for Jews after they have been imprisoned in concentration camps and killed during World War II; as a wife deceived in a marriage; and as a woman subjugated in a man’s world. As a trauma survivor, her identity, her sense of meaning and coherence, and her narrative have been erased. The film begins with Nina returning to Berlin as a grievously … [Read more...] about How to Begin Life Again?