Sculpting Project: Never Underestimate the Power of the Prime

Sculpting Project: Never Underestimate the Power of the Prime Believe it or not, Environmental Primes Research found: Subjects who help out an overloaded researcher by holding a cup of hot or iced coffee will later rate that researcher as warm and friendly if the coffee was hot and as cold and less social if the coffee…

When is it good to hang on to pessimist self-talk?

When is it good to hang on to pessimist self-talk? I am a pessimistic driver and I am choosing to stay that way. If I cause an accident I want to take responsibility in acknowledging the parts that are my ‘Personal’ fault. I recognize that my actions can cause ‘Permanent’ damage. I believe that this…

Why Choose Optimism?

Why Choose Optimism? Nims is an optimist. When he was a kitten I studied him as my new role model. For Nims all the world was a toy. His only question: how does it work? Nims was confident that every living creature liked him as much as he liked them. I remember seeing him in…

Sculpting Project: What Went Well and Why: Week 1

Sculpting project: What Went Well and Why? WWWW Week 1 What went well today? #1. Pierre relocated to a new home. Pierre has been living here a few weeks. Though I don’t particularly welcome his presence I’ve tolerated it. That is, until he developed a taste for our young chickens. So I moved the young…

Sculpting Project 25: Risks are the Road: Week 1

Sculpting Project 25: Risks are the Road: Week 1 Marti’s eyes open wide as she watches my browning marshmallow seriously sag towards the fire. “You’re such a risk taker,” she exclaims! Evan and I laugh. Marti had just told us scary stories of her hot air balloon adventures and my sagging marshmallow just didn’t feel…