A few years back, Oprah reported on a program on Trauma Informed Care on 60 Minutes.

In the 60 Minutes Overtime segment, Oprah shared how that story was one of the most life changing in her amazing career.

When she was asked what made it so, she replied that…


That is not a misprint. Resistance to being vaccinated doesn’t exist.

What exists is self-preservation based on a non-factual and non-functional set of beliefs, beliefs that are not in evidence.

At our company, Michelangelo Mindset*, we believe that when you look into and truly listen to the world with an…


As many of you, I observed the communication (including and especially the body language) between Dr. Fauci and President Trump as they became increasingly distant from each other during the early and middle phases of the pandemic.

In retrospect it seemed to parallel the rift between people who believe in…


Sunlight is the best disinfectant — Justice Louis Brandeis

Central to President Biden’s campaign promise was his pledge to bring us together, not the least of which would be causing Republicans and Democrats to cooperate in the service of the American people.

With that in mind, what follows is a…


The challenge for America is that President Trump has become the Pied Piper of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the people he has separated from their common sense, are not showing any signs of turning around.

It’s not exactly that he got rid of rats and retaliated against the town for…


It Really is Like Taking Candy Away from a Baby

And the candy they love and use to get the better of you and others is baiting you because you almost always take the bait.

If you’re like most people who value civility and mutual respect, sorry to inform you, but you have a Shadow in your personality of dark…


The Chance to Go from Human Doings to Human Beings

You know the story of the boiling frog? If you don’t, it describes that when a frog is in pot of water and you raise the temperature of the water until it’s boiling, the frog will stay in it, until it dies.

For decades not just America, but the world…


Where persuasion is, let empathy be

You know the saying, you can drag a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. In the case of millennials, you can’t even drag them to the voting polls.

If you want to get a millennial to do anything, especially if you’re…


“He Still Doesn’t Get It” — What lies beneath?

That was the general reaction to President Trump’s recent meeting with the pandemic task force.

To be honest, that was a polite way of saying what nobody wanted to say out loud, which was: “He’s just not into it.”

Evidence for…


That was the general reaction to President Trump’s recent meeting with the pandemic task force.

To be honest, that was a polite way of saying what nobody wanted to say out loud because it was too appalling, which was: “He’s just not that into it.”

Evidence for that was his…

Mark Goulston

Dr. Goulston is co-founder of Michelangelo Mindset, a speaker, MG100 Coach & the author of "Just Listen,” the top book on listening in the world.

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