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Flotsam and Jetsam

Nothing, utterly nothing has an exact twin. There are no two things in the universe which are exactly the same (except maybe photons and their cousins; but they're relatively hard to nail down). Nevertheless, now and then you run across word twins like Flotsam and Jetsam. Now and then. Nook and cranny. Spick and span. Vim and vigor. Peanut butter and jelly. Nuts and bolts. Odds and ends. Bells and whistles.Scotch and soda.

You would think from high school biology class that xylem and phloem, i.e., tree guts, are the same thing, but no! (Look it up). How many writers have jammed the phrase "Flotsam and Jetsam " into a clich├ęd glob? FlotsamandJetsam. FlotsamandJetsam. For pete's sake! The two do not mean the same thing! Picture yourself aboard a sinking ship. Jetsam is stuff you pitch over the side to lighten the ballast to keep yourself afloat longer. Flotsam is what your buddies find washing ashore later. The fact that you can ask important and intelli…

Things To Avoid When Enrolling In Clinical Sports Massage Courses

A lot of individuals are seeking for stable and high paying jobs. However, due to the increasing number of applicants, landing a job can be difficult. Thankfully, more and more industries thrive today which can help you such as the health industry.

When talking about health, most individuals think of professionals seen on clinics and hospitals. However, some health professionals can also offer their services to athletes by completing clinical sports massage courses. But, before becoming a professional massage therapist, you need to look for the right courses. To help you, below are some things you need to avoid when enrolling in such course.

Not assessing the institution's credibility

One of the things individuals need to avoid when enrolling in clinical sports massage courses is not assessing the institution's credibility. As of now, there are numerous institutions that offer different types of massage courses. However, some of these institutions cannot provi…

Give the Gift of Presence: How to Improve Trust With Your Team and Clients

I was sitting in my doctor's office. She'd just done an exam for causes of my vertigo (fortunately benign) and was speedily typing her notes into the computer.

A little hesitantly, I said, "I forgot, I have another question". She immediately stopped typing, and swiveled her chair to face me, expectant. I asked my question, and after fully answering it, she turned back to the computer.

Wow, I thought. That was an awesome example of presence. I felt seen. I felt heard. I felt important to her.
That kind of presence has unfortunately become more rare in the business world, as we all feel pressed for time. We all have many tugs on our attention and time.

How often do you see people attending a meeting and instead of listening to the person speaking, they're staring at their laps? They've tucked their phones out of sight and are busily texting.

As the speaker, how do you feel when you look out and see people not paying attention? How do you feel a…