NonScientist Gets It

CK Lewis may not be a scientist but he gets it. Brain research shows that kids develop face reading skills by being with other kids. His talk with Conan is interesting. Enjoy!

Be Well’r,

Craig Becker

Regret Inspires Us to Do Better

Choosing not to do something to avoid regret is a mistake. As Karen Schulz tell us, “Regret doesn’t remind us that we did badly. It reminds us that we know we can do better.” As you watch this presentation, I encourage you to think about all you have learned from your actions. To develop into who we want to be we must take action. Enjoy…

“Action is the foundational key to all success.”– Pablo Picasso

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”          – Bill Gates

“Failure is success if we learn from it.” – Malcolm Forbes

“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.” – Morihei Ueshib

From FastCompany:


University of California, Davis professor Dean Keith Simonton explains that creative geniuses, from Mozart to Darwin, are prolific when it comes to failure–they just don’t let their fear stop them. Failure is part of the process for these types. Creative people simply do more experiments, so they have more chances to be successful.

Practice Paneugenesis by Creating Interactions so everyone and everything benefits!

Be Well’r,

Craig Becker

A Better Way to Improve with Examples

Most of us desire to improve. Traditionally we generally seek improvement  by eliminating what is bad or wrong. Unfortunately, this is not the most effective way to create the outcomes we desire. To create the outcomes we desire, we must add positives. Adding positives is a more effective method than a focus on eliminating negatives. I look forward to hearing about your successful improvements.

These concepts with some examples of how these ideas have been used professionally are explained in the video below.

Be Well’r,

Craig Becker

Are we all Druggies?

This weekend I had a dream that had the father of my high school girlfriend, my parents, and kids of the family that hosted my daughter during her stay in Greensboro for Distinguished Young Women. I tell you this because sometimes it amazes me how our brains work.

This new thought came to me as I was getting out of the pool after a swim. Many thoughts happen for me during or following exercise sessions. My thoughts came about after I enjoyed the swim and I felt good. I got physical activity, felt refreshed, talked to some friends, and felt good for taking time to be active. As a professor, my mind started thinking about why? The why is because when I engaged in that positive behavior, my mind created dopamine and other drugs that made me feel good. I guess I am a druggie…

People do drugs because it makes them feel good, however legal and illegal pharmaceuticals have many bad side effects, some of which we hear as a disclaimer on the commercials. Our body, however, is a much better pharmacy. It generally produces chemicals in our body that produces positive feelings when we engage in good behaviors and or thoughts. It also often makes us feel bad when we engage in bad behaviors and or thoughts.

With this in mind, doesn’t it make sense to engage in good behaviors that not only make us feel good, but also benefit our well-being? This again promotes the idea of paneugenesis, that is to engage in actions that create interactions so everyone and everything benefits. To practice paneugenesis may take some planning and this is also beneficial. Below are 2 short videos about the practice of paneugenesis and the Green Grass Theory which explains paneugenesis.

I look forward to hearing about how you engage in positive actions so you, everyone and everything benefits!

Make it a Great Day!

Be Well’r,
Craig Becker

Genetically Modified Foods

Prior to reading Stewart Brand’s, Whole Earth Discipline I was against any genetically engineered food. His book changed my mind, genetic engineering is bad when it is done for a corporate agenda. Open source genetic engineering as Stewart Brand explains has created foods with beneficial trait’s, not new foods that end up needing the use of more pesticides. Genetic engineering is useful when used well. John Robbins does a great job of explaining these concepts in this short video you cans see if you click this link: John Robbins on Monsanto’s Lies

Be Well’r,

Craig Becker