Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Anticipation. Sounds a little like anxiety, but anxiety is negative.

Expectant. Sounds more Hopeful.

Anticipation is a neutral word which can be either positive or negative.

Do you agree?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Imagine this!

It’s “just your imagination.” JUST your imagination? Imagination is the single most powerful force in your life! We should not ignore our imagination. Imagination can make you sick, or calm you down or ensure success. Picture this. You walk in to work and someone says, What happened to you? You don’t look so good! Then a little bit later, a coworker says, Are you feeling okay? Suddenly you realize that maybe you aren’t feeling so well. Maybe you’re coming down with something...

Did that ever happen to you?!

Imagination is very powerful, that's why hypnosis is so effective.

You see hypnosis employs the imagination to make changes!

What is hypnosis? Please see my other blog, Verbal Impact. It is all about Hypnosis!

Thank you for reading!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Some Words of Wisdom

Today, I would like to share these words from Mahatma Gandhi:
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong""Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding"
" Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony"
"An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching"
                       - Mahatma Gandhi

I love these quotations. Each one is so simple and true.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Blaring Jolt

Some words I am wondering about today:

rhyming pairs: jolt/bolt, and glare/blare

Jolt, sudden shock,  sudden occurrence, something that awakens you.
Bolt. 1. a metal pin or bar. 2. a short arrow used with a crossbow. 3. A small piece or part, as in, a stroke of lightning.

Glare means 1. to look at someone in anger or disgust. 2. shine a strong light.
Blare means to make or cause a loud, harsh noise, and Blaring is the more common adjective form, as in , blaring trumpets.

These pairs rhyme. All can be nouns or verbs, but I gave definitions for jolt and bolt as nouns and glare and blare as verbs.

I do love words. And books. And libraries, too! Check out this music video from the Nashville Library!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014


The word of the day is Rambunctious!

The cat of the day is Franky.

And the cat of the day, Franky, is extremely rambunctious today!

Rambunctious means uncontrollably exuberant; boisterous.

The origin is American! or possibly Icelandic.

Synonyms: boisterous, rowdy, wild.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Congenial Geniality

Congenial: adjective. 1. having the same taste, habits, or temperament; 2. pleasant, sociable; 3. agreeable, or suited to one's needs or nature.

Genial: adjective. 1. cheerful and friendly; 2. warm or mild, as in climate.

These words are obviously related to each other and the word Genius.

They are synonymous. And there are many congenial synonyms for genial:

Affable, amiable, cordial, easygoing, friendly, warm

This is what is missing from our society! Geniality. People have forgotten their manners and thrown pleasantries out the window.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Word of the Day for Sunday 9/28

The word of the day is ... Chicanery!

Chicanery - noun. the use of trickery to attain a political, financial, or legal purpose.

The duplicitous man only succeeded through the use of chicanery!

Duplicity is a synonym for chicanery. There doesn't seem to be an adjective form of chicanery.

Are you dubious about my expertise? I assure you I have used no chicanery!

Dubious is not a synonym for duplicitous. It means Doubting or Hesitating.

This concludes the lesson for the day.