We all have scars. Some are small and others more prominent. Some fade and are forgotten while others persist as vivid reminders of past trauma. Everyone makes a choice how to grow and move forward in the wake of their wounds.
Love often gets a bad reputation for being painful. I'm sure that anyone who's experienced heartbreak can attest to the fact that sometimes, “love hurts.” However, as this infographic shows, quantitatively speaking, love can ...
Welcome back to Have a HEART, Part 2, Exploring the role of EMOTIONS in todays business world. In part 1, I introduced the subject of emotions in business and why they’re becoming increasingly important in staging customer experiences and influencing buying decisions. I also shared some ground breaking research, conducted by Colin Shaw and his Company, Beyond Philosophy. That research revealed for the first time ever ”the empirical link between evoking certain emotions along the customer experience journey, and increasing and decreasing revenue”.
Wow -- what an information packed article on the importance of emotions in marketing, branding, customer experience and the link to effective storytelling.
As I work with clients on their biz stories, identifying, articulating, and consciously working with emotions in their content and marketing is challenging for them.
This article is going to be a huge assist in helping them (and you) figure it all out. There are plenty of examples and links to other resources so you will want to bookmark this article and keep digging into its material.
TED Talks A pioneer in research on play, Dr. Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults -- and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age.
Dr. Andrew Leeds was my trainer in EMDR in 1995. Always a step ahead in this arena, he publishs frequently and offers this newsletter that focuses on Adult Attachment (think: dating/marriage - how is it working for you?). There are great links in this 3/9/12 issue. Thanks Dr. Leeds!
In my Bioelectricity class this week, we learned about the cells in our body that help us sense our environment: chemosensors in our tongue that help us sense taste, for example, the photoreceptors in our eye that sense light, and the hair cells in...
Day 1: Bessel van der Kolk is lovely. He's humble, he's funny, and he is the premiere researcher on the neurobiology and/or efficacy of trauma treatments in the world. And cute and brilliant, of course.
I often end up erroneously attempting to force outcomes or results in the name of being "responsible" or "powerful," when what is usually really driving me is fear and control (hence the struggling/suffering). Can you relate in any way?
"Allowing yourself to feel powerless doesn't mean you are powerless. In fact, the more willing you are to embrace the feeling of powerlessness when it shows up, the more authentic power you'll be able to access."
When a relationship starts everything is new and fantastic, but much to our regret in most cases the relationship becomes routine unless we take steps to prevent it, we run the risk being involved in a vicious circle of apathy ...
We all know that a high-sugar diet can lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, hyperactivity in children and a host of other health problems. And, according to a recent study, the sweet stuff might affect how you think, as well.
Most of us go to a relationship to give and share, but there are some people who end up taking more then they give. Which do you do? It's so important to be able to be in a relationship of any kind, where you both pitch and ...
There’s just no getting around it: Battling a breakup is emotionally confusing. One minute it’s all good and you’re toasting to the single life, and the next, you're crying into a glass of Pinot Noir while watching reruns of Sex And The City.
Researchers at Ted Huston of the University of Texas followed 168 newlywed couples for 14 years. After 14 years, 62 were happily married, 38 were unhappily married, and 46 were divorced. These are the main reasons why these relationships last. Surprisingly, rocky full of drama passionate love, isn't it.
Happy lasting relationships:
1. Began with an average courtship of 25 months
2. Unfolded as any good friendship: Slowly and steadily
3. Involved warmth, empathy, kindness and forgiveness
David Grand's Brainspotting is a powerful technique for clearing trauma and strengthening internal resources. It started as an offshoot of EMDR and has become, through the innovations of Grand and Lisa Schwartz, its own effective therapy.
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