Archive for year: 2012

Relaunching ThreeJoy Associates’ Blog

This week inaugurates the launch of ThreeJoy’s blogpost email syndication.  Subscribers will receive weekly updates of ThreeJoy blogposts delivered to their email address.

This new service also inaugurates a rechristening of this website with an attendant rejuvenation of editorial content. Over the coming weeks articles will appear on a variety of subjects, including favorite stories from engagements around the world, principles and case studies of effective academic change, articles of interest to those in work or personal transition, and books and other resources of interest to those interested in effective educational and personal transformation.

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Has the Internet Changed Your Brain?’s, 15 Big Ways The Internet Is Changing Our Brain , can take you inside on how scientists have begun to note that the internet has not only served to fulfill our brains’ curiosities, but also rewired them.  The internet has provided us with a wealth of knowledge, but also a wealth of junk.  But how does that impact our brain?  Take a look at these surprising theories.  The shortened form of the list appears below: 

1.       The Internet is our external hard drive

2.       Children are learning differently

3.       We hardly ever give tasks our full attention

4.       We don’t bother to remember

5.       We’re getting better at finding information

6.       Difficult questions make us think about computers

7.       IQ is increasing over time

8.       Our concentration is suffering

9.       We’re getting better at determining relevance

10.   We’re becoming physically addicted to technology

11.   The more you use the Internet, the more it lights up your brain

12.   Our brains constantly seek out incoming information

13.   We’ve become power browsers

14.   Online thinking persists even offline

15.   Creative thinking may suffer

How has the internet impacted the way you think?

Push forward with self-determination

Bev Jones writes about self-determination at Clearways Consulting. Why is it that some people can make one more step and push forward to reach a goal?  Bev Jones shares the personal story of Municipal Judge-elect Gayle Williams Byer who exemplifies self-determination.  Whether fighting breast cancer or  staying in a  tough election, self-determination moved Gayle Williams Byer forward:”You dig really deep when you don’t want to and you decide to take one more step.”

Read the full article here.

Resolution for the new year: learn to draw

Brian Bomeisler’s class, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (here), can take you from childlike images to actually drawing your portrait in five days. See my before drawing on the first day of class

and my drawing on the last day of class:

If you’re interested in more information about these classes a schedule is available here.

Keeping winning streaks alive

Bev Jones writes about winning streaks over at Clearways Consulting:

Why is it that some people can go from success to success, while others stumble fairly quickly, then seem to spend more time down than up? Of course luck can help, but the people who keep landing on their feet tend to have something in common. The perennial winners don’t take success for granted — they keep hustling, even in the good times.

Read the full article here, follow Bev Jones at, or on Twitter @beverlyejones.