Tag: stress

What’s your Why?

“No one had to eat out of Trash Cans!” – Eric Thomas Everytime I hear that, it gives me goosebumps. Could you imagine eating out of trash cans, homeless (because you ran away because of endless lies) and other things that a homeless child…

New York Times’ Writer with a Broken Approach to Life

“Do what you love” is often terrible advice. Instead of taking the job that will make you happiest, look for the one where you’ll learn the most. Adam Grant, NYT Writer Terrifying. Unbelievably terrifying. I’m scared as hell to see the future generations head…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 55 – Pronunciation – Emphatic Stress

We, Americans, LOVEEEEEE using Emphatic Stress (did you see it?). Guys, sometimes when you speak, you can draw attention to certain words by giving them extra emphasis. These could be adjectives (huge, crazy, tiny) and adverbs (extremely, totally, slowly). Notice the change in emphasis…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 31 – Pronunciation – Stressed/Unstressed Schwa

Welcome back to another pronunciation episode! I love bringing these to you guys to start off the week strong, and so here I am today! Today we’re going to go over stressed/unstressed schwa sounds.   Able                 ability…

Stephen Covey: Work Centered – The Story of My Student

When I met her at the base of the elevator, her energy was off.  I’ve seen this wonderfully, stern-faced doctor a plenty of times.  She’s kin to me….like a sister.  However, I just felt like there was a ball of negative energy around her…

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 50 – Pronunciation – Syllable Work (Part II)

Hello, and welcome back to some more syllable work.  It’s always good to review, reflect, and practice saying particular words.  Again, stressing syllables is very important, so I want to go over some more syllable stressing in the next 2 pronunciation blogs and podcasts….

Day-tight Compartments: Anxiety & “What Am I Supposed To Do” Happened

Touch a button and hear, at every level of your life, the iron doors shutting out the Past – the dead yesterdays.  Touch another and shut off, with a metal curtain, the Future – the unborn tomorrows.  Then you are safe – safe for…

Game Changers: Five Strategies For Eliminating Bad Habits

Your habits are learned; therefore, they can be unlearned. – Darren Hardy It’s time to learn, unlearn, and relearn again. You’re basically a boat/ship that’s anchored in.  For you to set sail in a new direction, it’s time to pull those anchors (bad habits)…

How To Criticize — And Not Be Hated For It

Is it possible? Perhaps! “Charles Schwab was passing though one of his steel mills one day at noon when he came across some of his employees smoking. Immediately above their heads was a sign that said “No Smoking.” Did Schwab point to the sign…

What Worry May Do To You

A doorbell rang in the early morning hours while Dale Carnegie was sleeping.  This volunteer urged him to get vaccinated against Smallpox. Yes, this is when the Smallpox epidemic made it’s way to America.  8 people had it at the time and 2 died….