The Language of Emotions

Do you have an emotional vocabulary?  Do you use a wide range of words to describe how you are feeling or do you rely on “fine” and “okay?”  In our environment of rapid change and clipped conversations (verbal and through technology), most of us rely upon the expedient answer of “fine” when queried by someone, especially in a non-intimate environment …

Introverts, Extroverts and Science

Extroverts, Introverts, and the Brain’s Reward Center As an introvert, I’ve always been intrigued (and at times annoyed) by the ability/propensity of extroverts to talk as much as they do, especially about themselves.  Before I really understood how extroverts were wired, I used to think they were unusually self-absorbed.  However, it is just that extroverts process information more externally, while …

Different, Not Dangerous

I’ve been reading The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben.  It is a fascinating book that has caused me to look at the trees on our property with a new sense of wonder.  According to Wohlleben, trees communicate and work together to protect their community.   They don’t discriminate. If a tree in a forest is struggling, other trees will connect with …