This post is not about the famous indie rock band. This is the annoying thing that I say when I don’t really want to hear what you have to say. It’s an awful identity feature of mine. The thing is, I don’t even realize that I do this. It’s amazing what comes to mind when […]Read more "Yeah Yeah Yeah"
So there are some emotions that sit in the area of the brain where there is no language or words processed – just the emotions. Have you ever felt something and then in talking to someone or in someone explaining their feelings – you connected with it in a way that the light bulb turned […]Read more "The Words of Emotions"
a·pol·o·gy/əˈpäləjē/ Noun: A regretful acknowledgment of an offense or failure: “my apologies for the delay”. A formal, public statement of regret, such as one issued by a newspaper, government, or other organization. Have you ever seen someone use an Apology as Currency? Do you know what I’m talking about – someone that will say […]Read more "An Apology as Currency"
I am needing to learn more emotion words. I don’t even know how to describe it. I got the normal and natural words that we think of when I think about emotions. Sometimes though, you feel an emotion and the normal, natural words just don’t do it justice. If you’re like me, you might just […]Read more "Emotion Words"
Have you ever thought about what a compliment is? Compliments are typically nice things that people say to us that we don’t know how to take. It’s something that we just aren’t good at. I think we’re not good at it because we haven’t thought about what it really is. Think about it. All it […]Read more "Compliments as Identity Affirmation"
What informs you forms you. When you are a little kid, your mom and dad were always around. They told y0u what to do and what not to do. They told you stories and they might have even told you that they loved you. Maybe, they might have said something to you in passing – […]Read more "What Informs You Forms You"
Yesterday at the college, we heard a lexicographer speak. Ever heard a lexicographer speak? We listened to Grant Barrett – co-host of the nationally syndicated radio program Way with Words. In my research, I have come to learn that words shape identity. A single word spoken at the wrong time can set an identity for […]Read more "Words Shape Identity"