Entries tagged with “Language”
…yet I need it to talk to you.”
Forget reviewing this book; after reading it, I had the urge to call the author and invite her over. I’d pour us some sauvignon blanc and blare the Richard Thompson and we’d toast …
There’s little room for wonder and real poetry in the mechanical metaphors we use to describe ourselves.
Thingifying animals is a thing (Sure! I'll be your guinea pig!)—and words matter. Here are tips for kinder and more mindful, animal-inclusive speech from the world’s wisdom traditions.
Using language for leverage
I was reading about certain words that should never be used in advertising because they yield poor results. The article pointed out that people are far less likely to click on the …
Nye talks about the ways poetry is a language without explanation.
A way to increase patience without relying on sheer willpower.
An excerpt from Overcoming Your Difficult Family: 8 Skills for Thriving in Any Family Situation
Breath action into everyday words. “You might be surprised at how many nouns in the English language can be used as verbs.”
Cardiologist Mimi Guarneri, MD, goes to the heart of words and breath.