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THE DIRTY WORDS ARE SABOTAGING CONVERSATIONS DURING COVID-19
(August 10, 2020, Kelowna, BC) As the devastating effects of the world-wide mental health crisis, the “other pandemic”, have been exacerbated by COVID-19, a new book reveals a new set of “Dirty Words” that sabotage healthy communication and exacerbate the stresses of the new normal.
“These are simple, commonly used words that create ambiguity, undermine, and generally disempower us and most have no awareness whatsoever of their damaging effects,” explains author and former journalist, television and radio personality, police officer, and business leader, Randy Lennon (see bio below). “These are the OTHER dirty words and learning about their impact and inappropriate use can literally change lives.”
MANY NEW STRESSES BRING POSITIVES THROUGH THE QUESTIONS
Amid the chaos of COVID-19 there have been many new stresses added to daily life and also many positives. For Randy Lennon the pandemic offered an opportunity to stop and reflect and get around to publishing the book he authored in 2017. The Dirty Words was inspired by a workshop that has been conducted since the late 90’s on its own or as a “warm-up” to a transformational personal development program “The Questions Experience”.
“Hundreds of people from all over the world and all walks of life have benefited from The Questions and yet based on personal feedback over the years a lot of the lasting impact has been from the light-hearted intro or warm-up where we take a look at words that disempower us and the power of the spoken word generally,” added Lennon. “So I wrote the book in 2017. When the pandemic hit I was stuck at home like everyone else and I realized cooped up families could particularly benefit from this simple, yet profound examination of commonly used and yet so damaging dirty words.”
A HANDBOOK FOR MAKING MINOR CHANGES THAT MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
The Dirty Words is a handbook for making minor changes in our everyday language that can have tremendous positive and surprising impacts. By positioning seemingly innocuous words like “try, but, should, can’t, have to, hope and wish” alongside the “7 words you can’t say on television”, the simple yet profound book empowers the reader to change their language to change their life.
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