Future STRONG ~ For Adults

Need A New Year Resolution? Get A Behavior Makeover

Need A New Year Resolution? Get A Behavior Makeover

* Who's ready for the new year??!   Today an average person will consume 174 newspapers worth of information. Do we really need all that mental junk in our lives? Very soon, 2020 will be over, so isn't it time for a new you?? Look around, I mean, on the internet....

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Kids And Screens: Parenting In The Digital Age

Kids And Screens: Parenting In The Digital Age

* Our Brains Are Getting Fried:   A majority of us are checking our phones every 4.3 minutes. As if that were not enough, we use notifications for sports, news and messages. For a 6 second focused attention we are trading off 2 hours of social media consumption....

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The Need Of Empathy For Our Digital Future

The Need Of Empathy For Our Digital Future

* No Tone, No Intent, No Emotion?   We're spending increasing time in front of our devices in a world of no tone and no intent. As a result, we're finding it difficult to interpret and process the emotions behind our online interactions. We don't have the...

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Learn Emotional Agility. Navigate Life Well.

Learn Emotional Agility. Navigate Life Well.

* Training Our Brain For Problem Solving:   Mental Agility, Flexible Thinking or Cognitive Flexibility, no matter what the name, it is the ability to adapt our thinking to our circumstances. It is our ability to overcome the default responses that come from our...

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The Future Of Work And The Role Of Non-Cognitive Skills

The Future Of Work And The Role Of Non-Cognitive Skills

* Non-Cognitive Skills, What?   Here's something we can all agree on. Human intellectual potential is a combination of Hard and Soft Skills. Soft skills - People skills, life skills, interpersonal skills or transferable skills. Whatever you label them as,...

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Did You Know Attention Engineers Are Rewiring Our Brains?

Did You Know Attention Engineers Are Rewiring Our Brains?

* The Unusual Case Of The Modern Malaise:   I'm losing a fight against an illness. You might understand the symptoms. I can't focus on finishing a book, I lose interest in movies a few minutes into them, and feel long conversations boring. I feel like I'm being...

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A Camping Story: Embracing Mother Nature To Find Ourselves

A Camping Story: Embracing Mother Nature To Find Ourselves

*   One of America’s favorite pastimes, primitive camping (add electricity and bathrooms for an extra fee), has turned me into a renegade city dweller. For a couple of days, I remained off the grid, but still managed to snap a few pictures to revisit the place I...

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Soft Skills Can Lead To Hard Results. Here’s How.

Soft Skills Can Lead To Hard Results. Here’s How.

* Why Must We Train In Soft Skills?   According to Margaret Mead, an anthropologist, we are living in a post-figurative society. Thanks to the onslaught of technology, our children figure out things before adults do. So, in a society where the young know more...

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Balancing Device Time and Down Time During Holidays

Balancing Device Time and Down Time During Holidays

* Screen Time Leads To Scream Times:   Even before Covid hit, our children were getting bombarded with graphics and visual special effects at hours on end on their devices. We were having scream battles over screen times even before our lives were upended by a...

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You Feel Lonely, And So Do I. Here’s What We Can Do.

You Feel Lonely, And So Do I. Here’s What We Can Do.

* A Feeling I Can't Put A Finger On:   There is something about the holidays that exacerbates the feeling of my loneliness. In a bookstore, way before the pandemic began, I was checking out some books. At the corner of my eye, I could sense the kind smiles of a...

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Combat (Your Own) Complacency. Set Achievable Goals.

Combat (Your Own) Complacency. Set Achievable Goals.

* A Commitment To Personal Excellence:   Goal setting is a deeply personal act where you realize you’re competing with a yesterday’s version of yourself to become better today. The resolve to live a life of purpose, growth and learning is commitment. The ability...

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Grit, Growth Mindset And The Secrets Of Success

Grit, Growth Mindset And The Secrets Of Success

* From Mission To Vision Using Grit:   For achieving success, grit, the quality that makes us sustain our effort a bit longer until we accomplish what we have set out to, is very essential. Grit will distinguish us from our work ethic than by our intelligence....

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Parenting For Love And Not For Anxiety

Parenting For Love And Not For Anxiety

* Undying Love Or Parental Anxiety:   If you’re a parent of an adolescent, you might be familiar with the nature of conflict and communication that defines daily life. In our attempts to understand our teens and do what’s best for them, we often overlook their...

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Is Technology Numbing Our Empathy And Our Basic Humanity?

Is Technology Numbing Our Empathy And Our Basic Humanity?

* Océane's Live Stream Of Her Suicide:    "The splendor of the world begins with the fragility of a lone woman." This is not the muse of a man staring at the picture of a beautiful woman. Instead, it is a comment from an anonymous user on the Periscope app in the...

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Don’t Know How To Prioritize? Imagine Your Eulogy.

Don’t Know How To Prioritize? Imagine Your Eulogy.

* Choices, Decisions. But First, Priorities:    One of the biggest ideas around decision making is how we address competing priorities in our daily lives. Anyone even slightly interested in the personal development space might have heard about the Eisenhower...

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For Those Who Hold Hate In Their Hearts

For Those Who Hold Hate In Their Hearts

* The sad strength of hate in comparison to love is that it is unambiguous as an emotion. Even if I tell you unequivocally that I love you, you will still ask me for validation. "Are you sure?" But, if I tell you, "I hate you", you won't even question that sentiment...

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