Listening – No Easy Task

According to the Oxford Living Dictionaries, to listen is to give attention to sound or action. When listening, one is hearing what others are saying, and trying to understand what it means. The act of listening involves complex affective, cognitive, and behavioral...

Cancel Culture – What Needs to be Cancelled?

Recently, the word cancel is getting new usage. Standing alone, it simply means to get rid of something. In a Words We are Watching article on the Merriam Webster website, in the latest use of the word, you can cancel people—in particular, celebrities, politicians, or...

Take a Deep Breath America

When it’s hard to breathe, it’s hard to be strategic. America is in a state of hyperventilation and is breathing too fast to think! Hyperventilation is a condition in which you start to breathe rapidly. To restore the balance, you must take in a deep breath to counter...

Creating a Happy Place

This year two overlapping events created monumental stress and anxiety throughout the country and across the nation. At the beginning of the year we learned of the coronavirus (COVID-19), which at that time we had no idea how severe its impact would be. By mid-March,...

Is COVID-19 Turning Dogs into Cats?

Metaphorically speaking, the effects of physical distancing have caused humans, whose interpersonal habits resemble those of canines, to adapt to the isolation habits of felines. Until mid-March of this year, people went to work outside of their home; students...