Senses

Poster Senses = The traditional five senses are sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. This system is attributed to philosopher Aristotle. Five is just the beginning. There are other senses, such as pain (nociception), balance (equilibrioception), time and the ability to discern temperature differences (thermoception). Calendar July 18 is World Listening Day. Contests and walks …

Immediate Now

Buzzwords One of the buzzwords that should signify the expectation that things happen right now, whether or not that’s a good thing. Customer service? We want it now. Attention, please. Now. Presenting, the immediate now. The immediate now is often expected in real-time messaging. How do we respond to messages that ask for an immediate …

Diplomacy

Buzzwords Diplomacy = the art of dealing with people in a sensitive and effective way Recommended Listening Who would want to be a diplomat? – The future of diplomacy: Backroom maneuverings are giving way to public forums. And carefully laid plans can come unstuck with a single tweet. A not so diplomatic future – Diplomacy …

Creativity

Buzzwords Creativity = The ability to transcend tradition and to create meaningful new works Also see: imagination Wikipedia Creativity Quotes You can’t use up creativity; the more you use, the more you have – Maya Angelou (quote investigator) Here’s the problem: A majority of the artists who are easiest for us to find aren’t exceptionally …

Mindfulness

Photo: Kiosko Morisco Pay attention. Mindfulness is energy begetting! Mindfulness is the intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus of one’s attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment. – Wikipedia Buzzword Bingo Attention – Body – Conscious – Energy – Engagement – Future – Health – Listen – Mind – Mindfulness – …

Visiting the Tule Tree

Photo: Tule Tree Mexico’s most famous tree, the ginormous Tule Tree (Arbol del Tule) grows near Oaxaca City. Residents celebrate the famous Tule Tree the second Monday of October. It’s a big party fit for a big tree! The Tule Tree may not be the tallest or the oldest tree in the world, but it …

Human Rights

Photo Human rights = a right that is believed to belong justifiably to every person. Celebrations December 10 Human Rights Day http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/spanish/humanrights Hashtag: #HumanRightsDay Headlines http://unseenamericas.com/2015/05/jaguar-dance-marks-close-of-euro-caravana-43/ Elsewhere on the Web http://www.oas.org/es/cidh – @CIDH Around the World Mexico: Bartolomé Carrasco Briseño Regional Center for Human Rights Embedded Tweets A very important anniversary coming up in …

Conscious Travel

Photo: Ron Mader, Labyrinth Conscious Travel = Being mindful of the impact and opportunities within travel as hosts and visitors and taking action to advance the best possible outcomes for all Conscious travel and tourism are terms favored by Planeta.com. Simply put, it is traveling with one’s conscience and connecting with others in a particular …

Carbon Footprint

Photo Carbon Footprint = the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, etc. Translating: What is the carbon footprint of global tourism? (double check translations!) Spanish: ¿Cuál es la huella de carbono del turismo global? French: Quelle est l’empreinte carbone du …