Much of the year has been focused on behavioral-based research, teaching, coaching, and writing. These subjects and programs seem to be resonating louder than ever–with larger and more diverse audiences than ever–and for that I credit the cranial chaos caused by domestic and global disruption. Especially popular have been Worry Circle management seminars and The Impact of Technology on Behavior and Happiness. As digital addiction keeps skyrocketing, and dark pattern design keeps wrapping its tentacles tighter and tighter to squeeze more information out of those who engage, behaviors and thought processing keeps changing but most do not understand why. It has been a gratifying year in that regard: I have an unbending faith that once people understand what’s going on, they will figure out what to do to protect themselves from sinking in the quicksand of cerebral confusion.
The two topics, especially, have proven a fertile ground to teach and learn domestically and abroad. I have taught these important life skills on five continents this year and expect 2020 will involve much the same. If your organization wishes to book these programs for first quarter kickoff meetings, please contact me during the fourth quarter.
Other projects I am presently working on deal with a pointed update for A Woman’s Guide to Managing the Worry Circle; a new “net it out” life skills handbook; a funny children’s book; an Australian episodic “soap” series; and a new comedic screenplay about relationship decision-making I am very excited about. And depending upon what happens to the British economy in view of the Boris Johnson confusion concerning Brexit, we may or may not see progress on my London-based romantic comedy film project that continues to percolate but not boil.
It has been a very busy summer and year and for that, I remain thankful.
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