Monthly Archives: February 2014

Low level violence and the ads on cigarette packs

Low level violence and the ads on cigarette packs The outlandish, gory ads on cigarette boxes have changed over the years, for the worse. In a recent change over there was some discussion of the efficacy of the effect of … Continue reading

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Reflections on competition in the Olympics

Reflections on competition in the Olympics Reflecting on an award I got when I was in grade eight some years ago: I was voted the Student most likely to achieve. Remembering this I was reflecting on the negative emotions that … Continue reading

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How to effectively criticize and avoid low level violence

How to effectively criticize and avoid low level violence Preaching and criticizing others are only marginally effective and leave a bad taste in the mouth. Best to avoid. For a child especially the best methods are leaving them experience natural … Continue reading

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What goes around comes around, avoiding low level violence

What goes around comes around, avoiding low level violence There’s a reason not to wish ill/ do ill to others: it’s simply that we’re all of a piece, life is a closed circuit, as you’ll hear Deepak Chopra saying. Ergo … Continue reading

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How to criticise without incurring low level violence

How to criticise without incurring low level violence Just as the fat needs to be trimmed from the meat, so too we all need to be trimmed to be  at our best. Yes we can choose to eat whatever we … Continue reading

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Avoiding the low level violence of over-criticising. Change yourself first.

Avoiding the low level violence of over-criticising. Change yourself first.            Positive criticism. The name  looks a bit like an oxymoron. (Not your ordinary moron, more one with lots of oxygenation).           In the education field  there’s this dialogue going … Continue reading

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Low Level Violence at Home

Low level violence at home           Silken Laumann, the three-time award winning Olympian, recently wrote an autobiography called Unsinkable. The report  on it by  The Toronto Star on Jan 21st describes her childhood as filled with terror and self-loathing because … Continue reading

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