Friday, August 1, 2014

SERIOUSLY SPEAKING - HAVE YOU LOST 'SIMPLE'?

How did we create the belief that the more complicated something is the more value it has? 

Think about how we learn - in school and in our homes… do you remember learning French in High School, how about Algebra and World History?  What did the process feel like - and how effective was it?  How much did you retain?

Now think about how you learned to speak your Native Tongue or any other language that you learned 'on the street'... Did you ever work in a job where you needed math to survive?  Waiter?  Cashier?  What happened in those situations to your ability to absorb and retain these skills?

There is a direct path to learning and problem solving.  It is actually very elegant and simple - although not necessarily easy…

Check out these two really beautiful quotes from two of our geniuses:

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." ~ Leonardo da Vinci
and
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." ~ Albert Einstein







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SIMPLE SOLUTIONS
Back stories are fun, but foreground is often the most direct path to problem solving.

Next time you are faced with a problem, pay attention to what first comes into your mind - those things that we often dismiss as 'too simple'. 

Ask yourself why you might reject that solution. 
Does it seem too easy? 
Not sophisticated enough? 

Where and when did you learn that the most direct path - the simple solution - was not good enough?

Now, as an experiment take one day and allow yourself to choose the simplest ways to deal with the issues that come up.
These might involve paperwork, housekeeping, interactions with others...

What happens as you do this?  What do you notice about the results and how you feel.  What happens to your breathing? 

If you are really into this experiment you might expect to feel lighter and breathe easier…



        



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Thursday, July 31, 2014

THAT'S RIDICULOUS!

"Carol," this lady demanded, "your skin looks so great!  What's your secret?"

"Sun screen," I answered.

"Oh, please!" she snapped.  "That's ridiculous!"

OOOkay…

And then there was the guy standing in front of his dying plants, shaking his head forlornly.

"Carol," he asked, "your plants look so great.  What's your secret?"

"I water them every day," I answered.

"Oh, please," he said rolling his eyes, "that's ridiculous!"



What is the problem with this picture?
Was the solution too easy?

Do we need it to be complicated to believe?

What do ya say?
Does this one make sense to you?




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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SERIOUSLY SPEAKING - GIVE IT A REST!


Isn't it interesting how we snigger at farts and other natural impulses we've been taught to censor…

Ever notice how those very 'shoulds and should nots' have a tendency to make us giggle?  Ever been in an elevator when someone lets loose with a stinker?  Can you keep a straight face?

How many of these natural responses have we been taught to cut off and what's the cost to us? 

We are obviously not talking about doing harm to ourselves or others, but let's face it, who ever died from a fart?





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Make a list of all the 'not supposed tos' you've been taught.
Here are some possibles:

          Not supposed to…

          Say what you think.
          Laugh out loud.
          Dress inappropriately.
          Talk too loud.
          Swear.
          Show off.
          Be silly.
          Moan and groan.
         
See if you can come up with 10 of your own…

Now imagine doing at least one a day!

What happens?

Might this just possibly lower stress… and put a smile on your face?



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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

#@%!!! YES IT DOES HELP!


I was setting my alarm clock and it went off… OK, the time I was setting it for and the current time were…opps! … exactly the same…

The noise was really shocking - I screamed and then I laughed and then I noticed that my headache disappeared…

Hmmm…

We have long known that laughter releases endorphins that reduce our experience of pain, but did you know that new research seems to indicate that a good creative cuss word can do the same thing?  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-do-we-swear/



What do ya say?

Interested in trying this experiment?


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Sunday, July 27, 2014

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Friday, July 25, 2014

SERIOUSLY SPEAKING - HUMAN DUALITY

Being human includes being perfect/imperfect, graceful/clumsy, poised/awkward, silly…

It is when we demand that we only exist on one side of this scale that we traumatize ourselves.

Our societies have confused our natural duality by airbrushing out one whole side of who we are!

By going along with this contrivance we become truly off balance!



  
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OWNING YOUR SHADOW

Make a list of all the things you are supposed to be.

Now own these things by saying:  "I am …" and include one of these attributes.

So, you might say: "I am smart." "I am careful."  "I am kind." 
Take your time and go through your entire list.
How does it feel to say these things about yourself?

For part two of this experiment go back to your original list and this time make the "I am" sentences with the exact opposite of each of the attributes.

So, you might say:  "I am stupid."  "I am careless."  "I am mean."
How does it feel to say these things?

Finally, make sentences combining both sides of the equation.

So, you might say:  "I am smart and stupid."  "I am careful and careless."  "I am kind and mean."
What happens as you experiment with owning all of these traits?  What do you feel?






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Thursday, July 24, 2014

DO YOU WANNA DANCE?

Remember being a teenager and feeling awkward about so many things? 

Remember going to dances and praying that you got asked to dance… and dreading making a fool of yourself if you did?



Who do you want to be when you grow up?

Is it finally okay to be silly, happy, awkward, human?

Think about what it would feel like if you decided that you really were okay…

What do ya say?
Maybe it's time to really dance?



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