Monthly Archives: February 2018

HAPPY TALK, KEEP TALKIN’ HAPPY TALK!” …AT YALE

HAPPY TALK, KEEP TALKIN’ HAPPY TALK!” …AT YALE  Otherwise known as Psyc 157, “Psychology and the Good Life”   You probably read the piece about “positive psychology” in the NY Times a few weeks ago. The course, taught by Laurie Santos, 42, a psychology professor and the head of one of Yale’s residential colleges, decided to… read more

“LOVE IS REFLECTED IN LOVE”

“LOVE IS REFLECTED IN LOVE”   Those are the first words I learned in Sunday School about a million years ago.    I never forgot them.   And these last few days they’ve acted as a kind of antidote for the horrific acts of hatred committed by a lone gunman inside the high school he’d… read more

“GET A COACH!”

“GET A COACH!”   I listened to a “Ted Talk” this weekend that was sent to me by my very good friend, Dede Bartlett, that knocked me out.    It was given by Atul Gawande, an American surgeon, writer, and public health researcher who practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.  … read more

HOW TO BE FORGETTABLE…

HOW TO BE FORGETTABLE… I know, I know, you’re wondering if that’s a typo right? As a communications coach, I’ve written and spoken frequently about the “Seven Steps to Being Unforgettable.” But that was before I heard President Trump give his State of the Union Address last Tuesday night. Seriously, if there had been a “groaning… read more