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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Motivational Magic

Or how you can be bored to death by a short bald ex-magician who wants you to join in on fun motivational games like "find your happy" and "cool or lame."


I had to tell a mother in her twenties this week that she will not see her child for about eight weeks. Not finding the happy in that. I am sure this motivational method is the bomb for Microsoft,. I'm sure the other Fortune 500 companies this man has spoken to  enjoyed the Musical Power Point Slides. But somehow, in a room filled with people who daily deal with tragedy and who  themselves are victims of secondary traumatic stress, Find Your Happy is trite and not exactly helpful.

And I like Polenta. Don't demean it by calling it Mushy Stuff.

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