Don’t Jump in the Boat with the Person who is Drowning

We all have known someone on a figurative sinking ship (or boat) whose inability to save themselves threatened to take us down with them if we jumped aboard. We consider ourselves being empathetic when we identify with someone else’s pain. Simply commenting, “I know...

Kindness – One of the Best Gifts of All

Kindness – One of the Best Gifts of All Kindness in words creates confidence Kindness in thinking creates profoundness Kindness in giving creates love ~ Lao Tzu – Chinese Philosopher In December, our minds are typically focused on the holidays… often referred to as...

Highjacking Freedom of Choice

The literal meaning of highjacking involves stealing by stopping a vehicle or aircraft. To highjack someone’s ideas is to steal them and promote them as your own. In this entry, we will expand the concept of highjacking to include individuals, groups or businesses...

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...