The Sky’s the Limit: An Overview of the Human Potential Movement and Motivational Seminars

(Originally printed in the Fall 2003 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 16) You have unlimited potential.” “Success comes from within.” “Empower yourself.” These and other similar phrases are used to publicize and market seminars originating from what is best known as the Human Potential Movement. This movement arose in the 1970’s and 1980’s finding fertile soil in the ambitious and success-oriented ’80’s. The seminars promote personal power, improved self-worth, and team cooperation … Continue reading

Orientation

 1 a :  the act or process of orienting or of being oriented b : the state of being oriented; broadly :  arrangement, alignment 2 a : a usually general or lasting direction of thought, inclination, or interest b :a person’s self-identification as heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual (sexual orientation)1 This word “orientation” has a lot of different connotations in our society. People want to know what your political orientation is. Are you left http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orientation ↩ … Continue reading