Monthly Archives: August 2009

31 08, 2009

Can Crying Actually Make Two People Closer? New Research Says So

By |2009-08-31T07:59:11-07:00August 31st, 2009|mediation, Pyschological Research and negotiations|Comments Off on Can Crying Actually Make Two People Closer? New Research Says So

There are many reasons why people cry, but bonding is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Usually people think of crying from sadness, pain, or stress. But now a Tel Aviv University evolutionary biologist finds empirical evidence showing that tears can make interpersonal relationships stronger.

17 08, 2009

Bad Faith Mediation Tactics Or Not?

By |2009-08-17T06:49:08-07:00August 17th, 2009|mediation|2 Comments

It is fascinating that when I experience a particular event at a mediation, every so often I happen to come across information on the web that is directly relevant to the event that happened that day. Today for example, I mediated a case where one party accused the other of acting in bad faith and coming to the mediation in bad faith.

10 08, 2009

Thinking About Scents May Make Sense

By |2009-08-10T20:11:49-07:00August 10th, 2009|mediation, Pyschological Research and negotiations|0 Comments

I have often believed that good scents can help change a person’s mood. I know that the hotel industry also feels that way, because hotels have for a long time, designed their own scents for their public spaces. Well recent research has now proven that all of those fragrant candles that we have purchased over the years have changed the way that we feel. Scientists in Japan are reporting the first scientific evidence that inhaling certain fragrances alter gene activity and blood chemistry in ways that can reduce stress levels.