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23 Compassion and Assertiveness for the Pop-Bead Puppy

23 Compassion and Assertiveness for the Pop-Bead Puppy

The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated. From the Dale Carnegie Course, 1976 Here’s a new take on compassion and assertiveness for the coming year! For a stronger Adult, a wiser Wise Parent and a more secure Child, consider the story of “Compassion, Assertiveness and the Pop-Bead Puppy.” As I sat feeling exhausted in my doctor’s sunny waiting room, an older man holding a string of gold-colored pop-beads came over to me. He said “I want to give you something.” I was touched by his kind, gentle manner and invited him to sit next to […]

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5 The Second Toxic Belief and Possibilities

5 The Second Toxic Belief and Possibilities

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”      Isaac Asimov Last week I described how your Adult brain must manage your Parent and Child parts for you to select well from the outer world as you explore your possibilities. How can you get this right? Too narrow a selection and you’ve left out important data, which will take you to the wrong conclusions or in the wrong direction. Too wide a group and you’ll feel overwhelmed and tempted to give it all up. I received a book for Christmas from a […]

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