What You Don’t Know…

What you don’t know can lead to assumptions, erroneous conclusions, and potentially poor decisions.  Our brain is constantly trying to make sense of behaviors we observe and in the absence of data, we sometimes rely on cognitive distortions to fill in the gaps and reduce ambiguity. Fundamental attribution error (FAE) is the tendency to judge …

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AGELESS

Have you ever considered how much in life is determined by our age?  Legally, psychologically and physically, we make a lot of decisions based on this somewhat arbitrary number. Think about it.  In America, age determines when we can vote, how much we pay for insurance, when we can drink alcoholic beverages, retire, or be …

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LOL (LIVE OUT LOUD)

One of my favorite quotes is, “If you’re not willing to look stupid, nothing great is ever going to happen to you.” (Dr. Gregory House). When we are infants, we fall hundreds of times while learning to walk.  As toddlers, we proudly show off our coloring books filled with Crayola scribbles.  And as young children, …

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SUPER POWERS

Have you ever been asked, “If you could have one super power, what would you choose?”   Common answers include the ability to fly, have x-ray vision, read minds, or be invisible.   These would surely be fun at party and may make the daily commute easier. Although none of these powers are realistic (in our lifetime), …

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The heart is a nag!

“The days are long, but the years are short.” I have had this quote in my e-mail signature for a REALLY long time, and over the last few years, it has faded into the background and has become just words on the page. Although my head has been able to ovelook these words (pretty easy …

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