9 life lessons from rock climbing

In this talk from TED University 2009, veteran rock climber Matthew Childs shares nine pointers for rock climbing. These handy tips bear on an effective life at sea level, too.   https://www.ted.com/talks/matthew_childs_9_rules_of_rock_climbing

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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

Toxic Relationships – Serving A Life Sentence

Toxic¬†¬†adjective containing or being poisonous material especially when capable of causing death or serious debilitation Relationship noun the relation¬†connecting or binding participants in a relationship Longevity does not equate to success. A married couple may celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, friends around them pass on congratulatory remarks and the marriage in public opinion is a … Continue reading Toxic Relationships – Serving A Life Sentence

Stephen King’s 10 Rules For Success

He's an American author of contemporary horror, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies. Many of his books have been adapted into films, miniseries, television shows, and comic books. He's Stephen King and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_Bh-yNpUpI

10 Ways To Have A Better Conversation

When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations -- and that most of us don't converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy … Continue reading 10 Ways To Have A Better Conversation

The Danger Of Silence

"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't," says poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.   https://www.ted.com/talks/clint_smith_the_danger_of_silence

Get Me Out Of This Conversation!

We've all been in a conversation that gets turned into a deep and meaningful when it doesn't need to be anything but small light banter. Your energy wanes and drops as a conversation about weather turns into climate change. You try a different tact. Talk about shopping, it doesn't work as it leads into chat … Continue reading Get Me Out Of This Conversation!