A forest is much more than what you see,” says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery — trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #16: How Trees Talk to Each Other
Every act of communication is, in some way, an act of translation. Writer Chris Bliss explores the inherent challenge of communication, and how comedy opens paths to new perspectives and how great comedy can translate deep truths for a mass audience. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #011: Comedy is translation
We know that people who speak more than one language fluently have better memories and are more cognitively creative and mentally flexible than monolinguals. Canadian studies suggest that Alzheimer’s disease and the onset of dementia are diagnosed later for bilinguals than for monolinguals, meaning that knowing a second language can help us to stay cognitively healthy well into our later years. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #004: The secrets of learning a new language
If words come of out of the heart,
they will enter the heart.
If they are spoken just from the mouth,
they will not even reach the ears. [Al Suhrawardi] Continue reading Book Giveaway #031: The One-Minute Sufi
Read Viktor Frankl’s book Search for Meaning to discover how you can use the tool of logotherapy or “meaning creation” to transform yourself as a “driving force” to create a powerful life. Continue reading Book Giveaway #002 Man’s Search for Meaning
NVC has already created quite an impact – as this piece here states – each year, hundreds of thousands of people are taught Nonviolent Communication (NVC) around the world….with hundreds of trainers….across more than 35 countries.