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1 09, 2017

The Power of Silence

By | 2017-08-15T11:21:49+00:00 September 1st, 2017|News articles|0 Comments

While I have known that silence can be a powerful tool in my mediation tool box, I never really thought about until I read a recent article posted on the BBC news website called “The subtle power of uncomfortable silences ” by Lennox Morrison (July 18,2017). (“Article”) The article examines what we all know innately; [...]

11 08, 2017

Time, Money and Happiness

By | 2017-08-02T11:22:51+00:00 August 11th, 2017|News articles|0 Comments

The BBC News service posted an interesting article (July 25, 2017) entitled “Time, not material goods, ‘raises happiness’” by Helen Briggs. The article discusses a study in which individuals reported greater happiness when they paid others to do their chores. Dr. Elizabeth Dunn, a psychology professor at the University of British Columbia in Canada conducted [...]

14 04, 2017

Some More Truths About Alternative Facts

By | 2017-05-13T07:40:09+00:00 April 14th, 2017|News articles|0 Comments

If you have not yet figured it out, this notion of “alternative facts” intrigues me. (This is my third blog about it!) I think it is because as a mediator, I witness “alternative facts” quite frequently. No party is “lying” to me; in telling her story to me, she is simply telling me the “facts” as [...]

7 04, 2017

Looking for Happiness!

By | 2017-05-13T07:40:11+00:00 April 7th, 2017|News articles|0 Comments

Well… we missed it again! International Day of Happiness was March 20, 2017, according to the United Nations High Level Meeting on happiness and well-being. But, perhaps, missing it was not such a bad thing. According to the report, Norway ranks first followed by Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland. The United States ranks 19th in contrast [...]

24 03, 2017

The Truth of “Alternative Facts”!

By | 2017-05-13T07:40:21+00:00 March 24th, 2017|News articles|0 Comments

Recently, I posted a blog about “alternative facts.” Since then, I have come upon two more articles discussing why alternative facts, are, indeed, true. It all comes down to who is in charge, sociability and/or to our cognitive biases. In an article entitled “Seeking truth among ‘alternative facts’” by Peter Neal Peregrine, posted on The [...]

3 03, 2017

On Apologies…. Once Again!

By | 2017-05-13T07:40:34+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|News articles|0 Comments

Several times in the past, I have written on the power of an apology, including the right and wrong way to do it. When I saw an article by Jane Brody (entitled, “The Right Way to Say, ‘I’m Sorry’”) in the New York Times (January 31, 2017) discussing this topic, I could not let the [...]

6 01, 2017

A Resolution for the New Year

By | 2017-05-13T07:41:11+00:00 January 6th, 2017|News articles|0 Comments

About a week before Christmas, LiveScience published an article reviewing two studies suggesting “… that our brains prompt us to act more like Santa than Scrooge. (Id. at Your Giving Brain: Are Humans Hardwired for Generosity? by Mindy Weinberger (December 19, 2016.).) Based on two different research experiments, the researchers concluded that “… human behavior [...]