Men and Women process language differently

June 12, 2008

This post is by Dr. Cindy Brown, “The Relationship Strategist.”

One of the things I have learned that is most interesting to me is the difference in how men and women process language, speak and listen differently.

While women process words, language instantly and think and process out-loud as they are rapidly talking (and maybe multi-tasking too), men tend to process feelings, words and language in their heads and more carefully choose their words instinctively in their heads first before they open their mouth to speak, as if their life depends on it.


The 7 Habits of Very Boring People

June 1, 2008

Taking a trip on the lighter side of life, Mixonian offers the following tips for those who are interested:

1. Realize that in each situation, you are the victim. Look for dramatic effect to enhance how poor and pitiful you are. No matter what happens, it’s someone else’s fault. They really are out to get you, so be careful.


Make a New Friend

May 19, 2008

Today I met a new friend, and I think you’d like him as well. We can’t talk to him because he died in 1975, but he left us some interesting thoughts. Arnold Toynbee (1889 – 1975) was an English historian and philosopher. Here are some quotes I found at

— It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.


4 Ultimate Goods: Aristotle for Smart Divas

May 16, 2008

Don’t let your eyes glaze over. I promise Aristotle has something for you. As you probably are aware, Aristotle was the star student of Plato, way back a couple and a half of millennia ago. We will not hold it against Aristotle the fact that he did not allow female students into his school like his master, Plato, did. Everyone makes mistakes.

Aristotle made enormous contributions to Greek thought, much of which still affects us today. Part of his contribution was to write out 4 ideals that all human persons strive for: Beauty, Goodness, Justice, and Truth.


My Inspiring Grandmother

March 26, 2008

I’m developing a workshop for some of my students entitled (tentatively), Smart Divas’ Guide to Life. It’s dedicated to my grandmother, who celebrated her 90th birthday this past Christmas.