What is it about whispering that interrupts our concentration and focuses our attention?
Whisper: To speak softly, or under the breath, so as to be heard only by one near at hand; to utter words without sonant breath; to talk without that vibration in the larynx which gives sonorous, or vocal, sound.
Why do people bother to whisper? Often, it’s to share a secret, or to avoid disturbing others; or possibly it’s out of respect for the venue and/or the people in it… and sometimes it’s done simply to create drama, emphasis, or attention. But any way you cut it, whispers shout to all within hearing distance: Listen Up!
And, as we quiet ourselves in order to hear the whisper of another, we enter into Continue reading » Listen Up!
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How can YOU grab hold of that “vacation feeling”?
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
— Nelson Mandela
I just got back from a delightful and low-key vacation – a road trip up the California coast. Beautiful!
And now my brain is having a hard time getting a grip on “real life”… After a relaxing eight days of being detached from all the comings and goings and doings that enrich and envelope my usual days, I’m rev’n in neutral – quietly enthusiastic about doing nothing, going nowhere! Thankfully, either I didn’t leave myself a bunch of to-do lists or I hid them from myself – either which way, it’s a good thing.
I imagine I’ll get back in the swing of things soon, probably mañana. I guess that’s when I’ll get down to business and figure out what I should be doing. (Right after I Continue reading » That “Vacation Feeling”