Why Do We Cry? The Art of Shedding Tears

The Art of Shedding Tears Charles Darwin once declared emotional tears ‘purposeless,’ and nearly 150 years later, emotional crying remains one of the human body’s more confounding mysteries. Everybody cries sometimes, and if you don’t, perhaps you should. Humans are emotional beings, what we do is dictated by a whole range of emotion. Every one … Continue reading Why Do We Cry? The Art of Shedding Tears

Quotes to Think About – What the World Needs

Quotes to Think About “The World needs able men and women, people who can do things that are thoroughly worthwhile; people who can think great thoughts and transform such thoughts into great deeds.” Christian D. Larson What do authors do? They think great thoughts then turn those thoughts into words to inspire others Christian D. Larson … Continue reading Quotes to Think About – What the World Needs

Charlie Chaplin Self Love Poem and the Subtle Art of Myth Busting

Charlie Chaplin Self Love Poem There are rafts of articles and posts online about Charlie Chaplin being the author of the poem, When I loved Myself Enough (also titled ‘As I began to love myself’). This 'Charlie Chaplin Self Love Poem' has become a point of reference for anything to do with self-love; except that … Continue reading Charlie Chaplin Self Love Poem and the Subtle Art of Myth Busting

8 Flavors of Love – Which One Are You?

Let’s Talk About Love Falling in or out of love is one of the strongest emotions that people can experience. Love can be kind. Love can be cruel. Love is everything. Love has been called "one of the most studied and least understood areas in psychology." Everyone has experienced feelings of love to some extent … Continue reading 8 Flavors of Love – Which One Are You?

Why Things Are Not Always What They Seem

"Why things are not always what they seem; first appearance deceive many, the intelligence of a few perceive what has been carefully hidden" Phaedrus, c. 444 – 393 BC "The mind is strange in the way that it picks and chooses what it wants to see. The way people let their emotions, conditions, and state … Continue reading Why Things Are Not Always What They Seem

Don’t Worry Be Happy – The Benefits of Music

'Don’t Worry Be Happy’ is a popular song by Bobby McFerrin; its lyrics go like this: “Here is a little song I wrote.You might want to sing it note for note.Don’t worry, be happy.In every life we have some trouble.But when you worry you make it double.Don’t worry, be happy.‘Cause when you worry your face will … Continue reading Don’t Worry Be Happy – The Benefits of Music

Being in a State of Flow. The Key to Happiness?

A ‘best moment’ describes an optimal state of consciousness where we feel and perform at our best. If you have experienced such moments, you will be in a 'state of flow’ otherwise known as ‘being in the zone.’ Studies show that we are more creative, productive and happy when we are in a state of … Continue reading Being in a State of Flow. The Key to Happiness?

A Compass to a Meaningful Life

For a writer, book reviews can open doors to new and bigger audiences; writers know it, readers know it, publishers know it. What people are saying about your book can be a huge factor in its success, and you must know how to spot a good review when you see it. 'A compass to a … Continue reading A Compass to a Meaningful Life

Positivity vs. Negativity – Battle of the Fittest

Martial Arts Art takes many forms; as an author, I consider myself an artist. In my free time, I am also a ‘martial artist’. The term ‘martial arts’ is closely associated with the fighting arts of East Asia; the term is however derived from Latin and means ‘arts of Mars,’ the Roman god of war. … Continue reading Positivity vs. Negativity – Battle of the Fittest

How to Have Superpowers and Remain Resolutely Human.

Superpowers How to have superpowers? Galileo said: “Books are our sole means of having superhuman powers while remaining resolutely human. The power of traversing the abysses of space, time, and misunderstanding that gap between our own life, our own self, our own subjective experience and another's.” Happy National Book Lovers Day National Book Lovers Day … Continue reading How to Have Superpowers and Remain Resolutely Human.

#1 Spot! Sweet! Thank you to my French readers for keeping me there!

Thank you to my French readers! The American Poet and writer James Baldwin said, "you don't decide to become a writer, you discover you are one.'' This is exactly what happened to me! Thank you to all my readers! Baldwin also said, "the importance of a writer is to describe things which other people are … Continue reading #1 Spot! Sweet! Thank you to my French readers for keeping me there!

Understanding The Psychology of Willful Blindness

The very fact that willful blindness is willed makes it interesting to understand the psychology of willful blindness. 20/20 vision is a term used to express normal visual acuity (the clarity or sharpness of vision) measured at a distance of 20 feet. Visual acuity is measured by your ability to identify letters or numbers on … Continue reading Understanding The Psychology of Willful Blindness