The Cookie Thief: A Poem About How Oblivious We Can Be to How Wrong We Can Be

The Cookie Thief: A Poem About How Oblivious We Can Be to How Wrong We Can Be

The Cookie Thief
by Valerie Cox
A woman was waiting at an airport one night, with several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shops, bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.

She was engrossed in her book but happened to see, that the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be. .

What Having a Stroke Can Teach Us About Our Brain (and Performing Better)

right brain and left brain for musicians

You may remember the article on Centering, where I wrote about left-brain and right-brain processing differences, and how these differences can dictate success and failure in high-pressure situations.

Watching a video about neuroanatomy and hemispheric lateralization is not most folks’ idea of a good time.

Are Performers Born or Made?

are performers born or made?

Trick question! As far as I can tell, we are all natural performers.

Observe a young child. Pay attention to how uninhibited they are. Ever notice how freely they express themselves without fear of saying the wrong thing, or doing the wrong thing? Case in point, my four-year old can’t carry a tune, but hams it up like a rock star and actually asks me to capture his performances on video.

On the flip side, this same lack of inhibition sometimes leads to very loud and attention-grabbing public displays of displeasure when he doesn’t get his way.