Writings

CwT-1: Once Written

The debut "Conversations with Tom" column featuring compelling, provocative, and relevant Q&A between Ricky Midway and Tom Leu... Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 February 2016 | Interviews | 2 Comments   

talk shiFt™ with Tom Leu Interview

"Conversations with Tom" is an interview series with Ricky Midway on the Communichology™ of Pop Culture... Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 January 2016 | Interviews | No Comments   

Sixty-Five

65 Judy C. 2014 >> “Humans Being” #1 – produced using original images, interviews, and music production. The goals of these moving pictures are to raise awareness, encourage critical thinking, promote contemplative reflection, and to inspire others to overcome and... Read More »
Tom Leu | 06 March 2015 | Recovery | No Comments   

Audacity of Certainty

Are you capable of being wrong? No, I mean really capable of saying “I got that wrong, I missed the boat on that one, I got some bad information, I blew that, I’m promptly removing my head from my... Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 December 2014 | Psychology | 2 Comments   

The Hard Way

Pointing fingers and shirking responsibility. Defensiveness. Denial. Avoidance. Resisting change. Being self-centered vs. selfless. Taking vs. giving. Telling vs. listening. Condescension. Intolerance. Arrogance. Insensitivity. These are the paths of least resistance. The easier things to do. The most predictable... Read More »
Tom Leu | 17 September 2014 | Psychology | No Comments   

Thanks, for Nothing

This entire post SHOULD be unnecessary, but unfortunately it’s not. To me, this all goes without saying… But I’m gonna say it anyway in the hopes that even just one person receives this message the way it’s intended. And that... Read More »
Tom Leu | 09 September 2014 | Psychology | No Comments   

“Human Relations”… not-so-common-sense

For years, I taught a college course called “Human Relations.” It was always my favorite class to teach because the content blended principles of communication and psychology, and was the inspiration for many of my Communichology™ concepts going forward. The course... Read More »
Tom Leu | 28 August 2014 | Psychology | No Comments   

Mirror

Sure you look into it, but are you truly “seeing” what’s there? Some are subconsciously afraid of the mirror. Not for what they see, but for what they don’t want to see. It’s precisely this kind of pride-leveling that’s... Read More »
Thomas Leu | 20 August 2014 | Recovery | No Comments   

Recovery from Recovery

“Recovery” can be a convoluted term at times. It shouldn’t be so complicated, but we’re dealing with human beings here… There are basically 2 different types of recovery in my experience: Recovery from the addiction(s) and/or substance abuse which... Read More »
Tom Leu | 17 August 2014 | Recovery | No Comments   

Tool IQ

In the very popular Tool Time series (pats self on back), I call out the nine parts of the “RPM” approach to avoid being a “tool” most of the time. Here is a self-survey to assess your potential toolness. Answer Yes... Read More »
Tom Leu | 28 July 2014 | Psychology | No Comments   

Huff and Puff

While purposely rolling your eyes, squirming in your seat, huffing and puffing in apparent strong disagreement with another person’s comments, positions, or points-of-view, at least have the nuts to speak up when asked to share YOUR views. Otherwise, blow... Read More »
Tom Leu | 13 July 2014 | Psychology | No Comments   

Reality is Perception

Many years ago, one of my mentors used to tell me that "the world is as you are, not as it is…" Read More »
Thomas Leu | 06 April 2014 | Psychology, Recovery | 1 Comment   

Nice Wins!

It’s not complicated. It’s not impossible. But it is an inside job. Being “nice” is a lost art among many. Too many believe this is an outdated, unnecessary, and useless way to live. I disagree. “But you’re not always... Read More »
Tom Leu | 01 April 2014 | Psychology | No Comments   
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