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Reframing

Go Ahead -- Make Someone's Day

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

No one can make you feel bad about yourself, as the saying goes, without your permission. But other people can help you feel better about yourself, if you let them.

Because You Feel Sad Doesn't Mean You Have to Be Sad

Nancy Colier | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Mindfulness check! What liberation, to become aware of our own mind. With all the recent attention on mindfulness, we are getting better at being ab...

Can Women Have It All? A New Model

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

It took me years to realize how destructive the pursuit of perfection really is. Thinking you have to do things perfectly and/or be perfect is like carrying around a heavy weight on your back, and it absolutely crushes happiness.

Q is for Questions

Rajesh Setty | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Questions are important. Actually, that's not right Questions are VERY important When the great master Peter Drucker passed away, several gurus remembered their interactions and experiences with Drucker in various media outlets. I had an opportunity to read many of them.

What if Your Ex Shows Up at Holiday Parties

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

A useful therapists' technique is "reframing." Just as you can change the look of a picture by changing the frame (Bigger? Smaller? Plainer? Move it over a bit?), you can change how you "see" a situation by framing it differently.

What Five-letter Word Can't You Live Without?

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

Can we consciously reframe this deep need for agency in ways that align with life? Can we shift from control as the primary expression of power to experience power as co-creating with nature?

6 Mind Hacks That Keep Stress In Check (Really!)

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

"Stress is our perception of what's happening outside of us and the power we give it," says Lauren E. Miller, author and stress expert. If you ca...

Getting Through Life's Struggles With a Leap of F.A.I.T.H.

Mary Pritchard | Posted 09.11.2013 | Books
Mary Pritchard

The latest addition to my bookshelves is an interesting one. Successful model, turned alcoholic, turned real estate superstar, turned women's life recovery and empowerment coach Mal Duane tells her story in Alpha Chick: Five Steps for Moving From Pain to Power.

Don't Shortchange Framing the Question

Tom Hulme | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Tom Hulme

The wording and tone of the question matters -- if you ask the wrong question you'll get the wrong solution, but so many of us spend a tiny fraction of our time framing the questions we're asking and even less time re-evaluating them over time.

A Progressive Second Term? (II) Possibilities

David Coates | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics
David Coates

This country desperately needs a progressive tidal wave in November 2014, and you don't get tidal waves without first creating the headwind that drives them. It is time for that driving to begin.

About Leadership: Shine a Light on a Problem

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

Here was one of the best opportunities the company had, and it was only when we reframed the problem that the manager could see how big the opportunity was.

Say 'Obligations,' Not 'Entitlements'

Ken Allen | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Ken Allen

Responsible citizens should not hesitate to approach this subject with ferocity. "Obligations" is actually a weak term, for the obligations of which we are speaking are part of the social contract around which millions of people have built their lives.

The Sacredness of Life and Liberty

George Lakoff | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
George Lakoff

To establish male control in family life, both conservative Republicans and the Catholic Church propose taking a metaphor literally, that A Fertilized Egg Is A Person. Taking the metaphor literally allows for the claim that preventing abortions constitutes saving lives.

Why Women Rule At Negotiation

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 03.12.2012 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

Women, can you change your vision of a what a highly skilled negotiator looks like, to a picture that looks more like you?

Five Spiritual Practices For Aging Well

Lewis Richmond | Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

When I ask audiences what they like about being older, people often answer "Gratitude," and then say what they are grateful for: grandchildren, good health, free time, wearing what they want, the chance to travel, giving back to the community.

Lynne Peeples

SXSW Eco: Replacing Unsustainable Language To Tackle Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green

The average 'Walmart mom' may not necessarily care about a reduction in waste or greenhouse gas emissions achieved by removing the dimple from the bot...

Reframing the Deficit Misperception

Max Benavidez | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Max Benavidez

In the 20th century we saw examples of what happened when nations were stripped of their morale and lost their spirit. They fell into fascism or totalitarianism. We need job creation and morale building not deficit reduction.

Ovem Lupo Commitere

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Private security military contractors, or at least their leading advocates, are gaining in political authority, successfully framing themselves not only as legitimate security actors but also as legitimate standard setters.

You Say Tax Cut... Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

Anat Shenker-Osorio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anat Shenker-Osorio

Even attempts to evoke our ire at this train-wreck of a policy like "billionaire bailout" or "millionaire bonus" still don't profile the new round of damage we're about to inflict on ourselves.

When you've co-signed a lease with the roommate from hell

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, My roommate and I are both in 3rd in university and have been friends since high school. We've been living together for only t...

Reframing Yourself and Your Business: Take a Page from a Master Who Evolved into an App

April Rudin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
April Rudin

"Constancy is the hobgoblin of little minds," says Ralph Waldo Emerson. Sometimes we are in need of the "refresh" button. The ability to morph and change our ideas is essential for personal and business growth.

Be Careful What You Wish For

Hunter Cutting | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hunter Cutting

A new poll out today on health care reform illustrates the blow-back from years of anti-government framing, by both conservatives and progressives. I...

Deficit Spending at Home

Anat Shenker-Osorio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anat Shenker-Osorio

In buying a home we are running not only a deficit, but also creating a debt. When government does this, theyʼre "mortgaging our future"; when we do it, weʼre fulfilling the American Dream.

Art and the Public Purpose: Does the Country Need a Cultural Policy?

Nick Rabkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Nick Rabkin

The divisive and bitter culture war conflicts about race, sexuality, expressive freedom and the role of government in the arts continue to chill the politics of culture, even in the Obama era.

Signs of Intelligent Life: Group Smarts

Gerald Sindell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gerald Sindell

When someone speaks, how long will it take for you to make a judgment about their knowledge, their communication skills, and even their intelligence?