Are You Really Free? Think Again! 8 Ways to Address the lack of Free Speech

Christanophobia, limited expression and speaking the truth in love

It is amazing that 40% of our younger generation (Millennials) are against free-speech. And it is not even allowed on my campus, as my own colleagues have tried to shut down a long-standing debate series I moderate. This article offers some hope and practical steps on how to deal with limited-free speech. We just passed […]

3 Most Effective Strategies in Public Speaking to WOW your Audience

I remember the first time and first day and first hour of my teaching career.  I was a  nervous wreck.  I was so nervous I was shaking that I held on to the podium that day for dear life . . .but it started to shake too! It took some time, and now, 15 years after […]

We all Lie–especially to ourselves

A review of The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty by Dan Ariely

You are a thief and a liar! You may not be a grand thief—you won’t take the office computer home, but the office pen won’t hurt, will it? You lie to yourself (that dress doesn’t make you look fat), you lie to others (just this one brownie won’t hurt you), and you cheat, although minimally […]

Fake it! Sometimes its the right thing to do

How pretending we are what we are not, could help us become it

“Life is a stage and we are all the actors.” So said William Shakespeare.  It was the first day of school, I was terrified.  Then 20 years later, the first day on the job as a teacher, I was terrified again —but for a different reason. That is when something I will never forget happened . […]