At First Glance

Written by Julie Jordan Scott

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I went back and looked atrepparttar same picture.

Looking at it through plus, minus and interesting eyes, here is what I saw:

Plus: I have a genuine, caught inrepparttar 123916 moment smile on my face. It captures a moment whenrepparttar 123917 family was at a party together. Becauserepparttar 123918 rink was dark,repparttar 123919 spotlight is on me and Sam, notrepparttar 123920 background "stuff". I have crows feet which tracerepparttar 123921 history of 40 years of smiles Even with no makeup, I look ok I have my hands full AND I am calm and happy.

Minus: I have crows feet Sam is not smiling You can not see Emma's body or face, whose leg and skate are a part ofrepparttar 123922 photo What is up with my hair? I really need a manicure Sam is scratching his head

Interesting: I have a green glowing necklace like a halo on my head. (Memory of St Patrick's Day) Sam is not smiling I am sliding a skate onrepparttar 123923 bodyless Emma's foot while balancing Sam and catchrepparttar 123924 photographer's eye just as she shootsrepparttar 123925 picture. Emma's skating foot is sock less Sam is wearing a BEST BABY sweatshirt I wonder where Katherine was when this was taken? Inrepparttar 123926 darkness, our family unit shines forth

At first glance, I did not likerepparttar 123927 picture. I was too caught up in my perception of what I believed to be an unattractive photo.

Sam and I went back to look again, and my thoughts had been transformed. The picture was stillrepparttar 123928 same: my perception had subtly changed. My crows feet were indicative of many years of laughter and smiling. The halo on my head showed how goofy I can be with my children, even in public. My unmanicured hands and no make up face illustrate that once again, having an hour or so of fun with my little ones withinrepparttar 123929 context of a wider community is much more significant than whether or not I look glamorous.

At second glance, what a magnificent picture!

Try out de Bono's PMI technique on a question you are sorting through in you life such as "Should I change to this job situation this month?" or "Is this contract forrepparttar 123930 teacher's in our school district adequate" or "Should we switch our family dinner times so all of us can eat together?".

The best way to findrepparttar 123931 power ofrepparttar 123932 PMI is to practice it. While at first it may feel clunky, it will soon become a simple way to make decisions. It also will open discussion forrepparttar 123933 people around you to come to collaborative conclusions without inflicting judgement upon one another.

Commit to at least experiment with this powerful technique.

You will think yourself to greater success: at first glance, at second glance, at every glance.

For more information on Edward de Bono, visit his official website:

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Well, Well, Well: A Deep Topic

Written by Sandi Lynn

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The Process upsets some folks simply because it is free. That?s part of our corruption. Selling Band Aids to injured people is a big industry, especially if you first aggravate their hurt through clever advertising.

The Process is "uplifting" in that it scientifically helpsrepparttar frog raise itself fromrepparttar 123915 bottom torepparttar 123916 top ofrepparttar 123917 well, to ground level. There,repparttar 123918 integrity ofrepparttar 123919 sky and landscape registers inrepparttar 123920 frog's perceptions, psyche and relationships. In bright sunlightrepparttar 123921 frog benefits and grows as one might expect. This is not fantasy. The "frog raising" process exists, works and is easily accessible.

All people deserve to enjoyrepparttar 123922 personal and environmental benefits described inrepparttar 123923 Article. Many of us deprive ourselves of them simply because we look askance atrepparttar 123924 frog raising Process. It threatens deeply rooted "plate sky" beliefs. One might thinkrepparttar 123925 article describes an illicit affair rather than a useful breakthrough. Sadly, it would be better received if it did.

Your challenge is to readrepparttar 123926 article with an open mind and heart. It is not much longer than this essay. You could share, publish, or network it with interested people. Perhaps there are other ways you could lend whatever support you feel will enablerepparttar 123927 public to benefit fromrepparttar 123928 Processrepparttar 123929 article describes. That way, you could make a difference. Surely one is needed.

We must help each other cope withrepparttar 123930 extraordinary deceitfulness that presently erodes us and our world. Does it revolt you or have you, like many others, masteredrepparttar 123931 art of shrugging?

A few years back, I was sick with feeling helpless to do something about our corruption. Just being able to let people know about this Article makes me feel better and more hopeful. As I use and teachrepparttar 123932 Process it describes, this feeling increases and for good reason. The process works beautifully.

The article is located at

Sandi Lynn The prize winning author of four books and numerous articles about educating and counseling with Nature, Dr. Michael Cohen serves as distance learning ecopsychology faculty at several Universities and an Institute that serves as an NGO consultant to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

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