Ted Talks – Let’s Try Emotional Correctness

It's time for liberals and conservatives to transcend their political differences and really listen to each other, says political pundit Sally Kohn. In this optimistic talk, Kohn shares what she learned as a progressive lesbian talking head on Fox News. It’s not about political correctness, she says, but rather, emotional correctness. (Contains profanity.)   https://www.ted.com/talks/sally_kohn_let_s_try_emotional_correctnessContinue reading Ted Talks – Let’s Try Emotional Correctness

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How To Make Stress Your Friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and … Continue reading How To Make Stress Your Friend

The Belief System “Mine’s Better Than Yours.” – Is It?

Whether one believes in a well known religious belief system, it may come from western, eastern or individualistic belief is not the point. The point is everyone has one. If they have none, then that is their belief system- to believe in nothing. All too often at yearly family gathering or business conferences there will … Continue reading The Belief System “Mine’s Better Than Yours.” – Is It?

The Real “Daddy Issue” Problem

All of us have heard  the term before and know what it means. The classic daddy issue defined: A girl has had a soggy relationship with her absent father which leads to resentment of the relationship. The girl as an adult goes on to find an older man relationship for her protection and safety. That's … Continue reading The Real “Daddy Issue” Problem

To Complain or Not To Complain, That Is The Question

You met them all the time. They're in the supermarket aisle gobsmacked at the price of milk. They're at the petrol pump disgusted at the price per litre. They're in the bus shelter or staff room stating political view and what they would do if... Welcome to the world of "The Complainer" What would they … Continue reading To Complain or Not To Complain, That Is The Question

The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

DIRECTOR:  John Frankenheimer GUEST BLOGGER:  Vaughan  Tales of chaotic productions and catastrophic flops remain irresistible to film buffs, arguably more so than famous successes, and few films have illustrated this better than “The Island Of Dr. Moreau”. More than twenty years after its release the film continues to be a fixture of “Worst films of … Continue reading The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

“Back in my day.” The old, grumpy complainers.

Everyday I met people in my job that complain. They fall into one demographic "old." Why do "old" and "complainers" go hand in hand in the same sentence? Let's break it down and look at psychology of old baby boomer complainers that won't go away and are stuck in their ways: The Psychology of Lev … Continue reading “Back in my day.” The old, grumpy complainers.

I, Tonya (2018) A look at how the story is told.

DIRECTOR: Craig Gillespsie RATING: 3/5 Some people in the millennial age bracket won't have one clue who Tonya Harding is and her notoriety. If you fall in that age bracket then  buy the ticket and come back to this blog as there's a couple of spoilers below. This film takes you on a thrill ride of … Continue reading I, Tonya (2018) A look at how the story is told.

Detachment (2011) Don’t expect “Dead Poet’s Society” from Tony Kaye

DIRECTOR: Tony Kaye RATING: 3/5 Adrien Brody needs more acknowledgement for his acting. I don't mean  more accolades or Academy Awards, he needs more scripts that service his talent. Detachment is such a film that shows him  in his own and services all he has to offer. Detachment is directed by the confrontational Tony Kaye … Continue reading Detachment (2011) Don’t expect “Dead Poet’s Society” from Tony Kaye