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 …

Learn, Unlearn and Relearn

Learn, unlearn, and relearn.  Three simple words that represent the struggles I go through regularly (as do my clients).  The full quote by Alvin Toffler, futurist and philosopher, is: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” I bump up against unlearning and re-learning every day.  …

Assumptions to Mindsets…..What are your Assumptions?

Someone asked me a few weeks ago, “Were you a cheerleader in high school, someone who was popular?”  “No” I replied.  “Well, I just can’t figure you out” she said. That exchange keeps wafting through my mind.  At the time, I was astounded that someone could think I was a cheerleader or one of the “in crowd.”  Upon reflection, the …

Unfold Your Own Myth

What do you have on walls of your office, cubicle, or space where you work?  The walls of my home office are filled with prints, paintings, colorful tiles, a large stained glass mirror my sister made for me, multiple clocks, and two wall calendars.  It’s not that I forget what day and date it is (although that happens occasionally), or …

A Positive Attitude

I’ve been trying to stay focused on being positive this past week.  It could be because of the Presidential inauguration or because the flu has slammed into my body, resulting in a headache that is unrelenting, nausea, body aches, fatigue and a vague sense of doom.  Coincidence?  Both the inauguration and the virus are taxing my ability to be positive …

Give Your Brain A Break Today!

I used to look forward to this time of year because it meant that egg nog appeared in stores and coffee shops.  When I ordered my daily latte, I would ask for a splash of egg nog and relish its creamy richness.  As I smelled its sweet spiciness, I would remind myself that it was a treat that only came …