Sarah Chapman

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Watch Australians Explain How to Do an Australian Accent

“You certainly can’t tell an Australian by the way they look, but the minute they open their mouths, the guessing is over.” So says the program …

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In Defense of Parents

Perhaps it has always been this way, but recently it seems that parents are under attack. The criticisms come from all sides. We are over-involved or …

What if Gay (& Straight) Marriage Is Bad For Most Americans?

Marriage rights won't help most Americans because most Americans are single.<p>Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know the Supreme Court is …

The Art of Observation and Why Genius Lies in the Selection of What Is Worth Observing

<i>“In the field of observation,”</i> legendary disease prevention pioneer <b>Louis Pasteur</b> famously proclaimed in 1854, <i>“chance favors only the prepared mind.”</i> <i>“Knowledge comes from noticing resemblances and recurrences in the events that happen around us,”</i> neuroscience godfather <b>Wilfred Trotter</b> asserted. That …

Learned Optimism: Martin Seligman on Happiness, Depression, and the Meaningful Life

<i>“The illiterate of the 21st century,”</i> Alvin Toffler famously said, <i>“will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”</i> Our outlook on the world and our daily choices of disposition and behavior are in many ways learned patterns to which Toffler’s insight …

Don’t Worry about What to Say

"What should I say, when he (or she) does (or says)….” is a common question in our relationship workshops.<p>My pat response is,<p>"Don't worry about what …