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The Busyness Drug – by Kind Communication

Re-posted From: How long can you just sit still and not do anything? A minute?  Ten minutes?  Thirty?  A whole hour?  When do you start getting uncomfortable and start saying ‘I’ve got to find something to do!’? I’d be willing to bet that after caffeine and alcohol, busyness is the third biggest drug in America.  We want to stay active.  Life is easier and simpler when we have something to do.  If we’re just […]

How to Say “I’m Sorry” – by Kind Communication

Re-posted From: We all make mistakes.  We all do things to intentionally hurt others.  We all need to be forgiven. Asking for forgiveness is hard.  It requires us to admit that we’ve done something we’re not proud of.  It may require us to admit to ourselves that we’ve done something against our own moral values.  Asking for forgiveness requires humility. I don’t know about you, but I have a very hard time with this. […]

Sexy Minds Think Methodically

Sexy Minds Think Methodically

Between INPUT and OUTPUT, don’t forget to enjoy PROCESSING …everything. Sexy Minds Think Methodically. Have You Tried The Trivium? ” Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. ” -Viktor E. Frankl This has been my latest attempt to help re~brand critical thinking as sexy. Feedback welcome on the Facebook. Shareable image on […]

Play – by Kind Communication

Re-posted From: When was the last time you just played? Remember when you were a kid, and you could just be lost for hours in your room playing?  Or you were out with friends in the woods exploring and creating elaborate fantasy worlds together?  Or even just at the end of the street playing games that brought you and your friends closer together? When was the last time you played like that? In the […]

Molding Minds (Reading Rainbow Video Remix)

Molding Minds (Reading Rainbow Video Remix)

Juxtaposed movie samples provide a loose alternate interpretation for the very first episode of Reading Rainbow. This is a primary segment of the episode, sharing a process of industrially manufacturing bowling balls. When I watched the original for the first time in thirty years, the words felt analogous to the modern process of filling fledgling minds with ideas. As each mind is molded, beyond information, style variations are minimized to a handful of useful or […]

Conspiracy Theory In America, by Dr. Lance deHaven-Smith


CIA Instructions to Media Assets, document #1035-960 “Although this was stemmed for a time by the Warren Commission report, (which appeared at the end of Sept. 1964), various writers have now had time to scan the Commission’s published report and documents for new pretexts for questioning, and there has been a new wave of books and articles criticizing the Commission’s findings.” “The aim of this dispatch is to provide material countering and discrediting the claims […]

Stress Isn’t The Problem… – by Kind Communication

Re-posted From: My own counselor opened my eyes to this.  I came to her last week saying “oh man, I’m sooooo stressed, it’s terrible.”  And she looked at me and said, “you know stress isn’t your problem.  It’s your reaction to stress.” With such a simple sentence my counselor opened my mind to a brand new way that I could have a relationship to stress.  I, like most people, have a very troubled relationship […]

Embracing Our Imperfections & Their Gifts – by Kind Communication

Re-posted From: You’re flawed. And so is everyone else.  So what’s the big deal? The big deal is that you, and I, are scared that other people will find out this inescapable truth.  And when they do, we’ll experience rejection, embarrassment, shame, judgment, loss of respect, etc.  And it is this fear which is actually problematic, not our imperfections. I see it in the couples I work with.  One partner is afraid to admit […]

Thought Feelings – by Kind Communication

Re-posted From: Our culture does a really poor job of delineating thoughts from feelings.  Most of us get the two mixed up in most of our normal conversation.  And this actually creates a big problem. Have you seen Inside Out yet?  If not, go!  This movie is phenomenal.  One of its key messages “diminishing one emotion, diminishes all of our emotions” is quintessential to a lot of psychological healing.  But to follow that advice […]

Setting Healthy Boundaries – by Kind Communication

Re-posted From: For some of us being able to say “no”, turning down offers, and choosing to disengage is incredibly difficult.  To do so comes with guilt, anxiety, and even shame.  And so we just keep saying “yes”, we just keep stretching ourselves too thin.  All to avoid those unpleasant feelings and inner stories that come with saying “no”. For some of us saying “no” is easy, it’s knowing when to say “yes” that’s […]

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