The optimal learning opportunity – Life

Bill's Tip for April: When you Lose, Don't lose the Lesson "DOGGIE!" A three-year-old gleefully lumbers forward for a first-time petting experience. Startled by the child's clumsy approach, the dog growls defensively. Oblivious to this warning, the toddler eagerly extends...

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What babies teach us about ourselves

Bill's Tip: Steer clear of your inner-child Did you catch Sunday's "The Baby Lab" segment on CBS' 60-Minutes? Yale researchers are investigating the very origins of humanity and morality by testing babies as young as six-months and then tracking children as...

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Learning to be a better you by not changing

Bill's Tip for December: Storybook Beginning Dust off the fruitcake - Here come the holidays with all their social trimmings: Mixers, Open Houses, office parties, family get-togethers...whew! The short end of the peppermint stick Whether lighting the menorah or decorating the tree,...

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How Oprah (and you) can have 25 years of “lightbulb moments”

Bill's tip for June: "The Big O" I like Oprah. I say this as if I know her (I do not). Millions are in the same boat as me -not only referencing this global superstar on a first name basis...

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How to Plan Happiness

Bill Benson's May Tip: Living In & For Possibility The other day I pulled a book off the shelf given to me by my dear friend Sophie Butler. As I leafed through the pages, I was instantly inspired. Where Will You...

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Why our minds love to “talk dirt” about the person that runs them (you)

Bill's tip for September: Expository Living Remember the five-paragraph essay in school? -How to lend credence to your written opinion in an organized way by stating a thesis (which appears at the end of your introductory paragraph) citing supportive examples (in...

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How to be a human being not a human doing

Bill's tip for June: Pull the plug on your thinking "What do I want to be when I grow up?" "How am I going to make my mark in society?" "Who is going to sweep me off my feet and...

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Determining Fact from Fiction in your life

Bill's Tip for February: True Reflections Gazing into mirrors, we comb our hair, apply moisturizer, shave: Practices aimed at making us presentable and acceptable to ourselves and others. So often, however, these daily rituals become opportunities to confirm our gray hairs,...

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Accessing external harmony by letting go of internal conflict

Bill's tip for March: "In like a Lion...out like a Lamb" I am gazing toward snow-capped mountains as I write to you. Billowing clouds interweave above the partly sunny desertscape as a blustery early-March day begins just outside Palm Springs,...

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Emotional House Cleaning

Bill Benson's February Tip: Emotional Donations Needed Swaddled in pink or blue, from the moment we're born we're told what to do. As we grow, culture dictates what's appropriate ("boy's don't cry", "girls should act like princesses") and we soak in...

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