To tempt, lure, or seduce someone away from someone or something. Susan, Those are all great words, but none is an actual synonym for woo-woo. Beliefnet Woo-woo emerges in the 1980s as a dig on far-out, New Age-y, hippy-dippy beliefs. We have both a left brain and a right brain. Stuff like this appeals to my Inner Linguist as well.
My head was enthusiastically nodding in agreement as I read. I should have anticipated it, but several people replied to my comment asking about what some of those words were. How have you used a re-framing exercise to change how you look at things? Language is important — and powerful. Unlike 'yadda yadda', which is usually used to skip over the unimportant details, 'woo woo woo' skips over the most important parts. They take me all over to help me express all the facets of my personality, including the authentically, right-brained, passionate, joy-seeking real parts that thrive on connection. Although woo-woo is usually considered dismissive and derogatory, some alternative medicine practitioners, such as perennial Oprah guest Deepak Chopra, have embraced the label. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments! So I went back to my cohorts and asked if they minded if I wrote about this.
I agree that we should represent ourselves authentically and not try to convince others that we are something we are not. The company tried to woo her away from her job with an extremely attractive salary and range of benefits. By on March 9, 2011 in This post was triggered by a post written by my friend and soul-sister, Jenny Bones. So in order to understand the nature and dynamics of the representation of violence in the films of John Woo, we must go beyond the analysis of the commodification and valorization of violence which renders it inauthentic, shallow, and deceptive or an analysis which posits a flattening of the image of violence which renders it in affective and nihilistic. If the rebel in you wants to proudly wear the badge of Woo-Woo, go for it! Words are really all the ego has. Wooing requires a romantic heart and a lot of focused attention on the person you desire.
Poetry is a great way to woo someone, because who could resist such beautiful words? The world includes — must include — both yin and yang. There are a lot of people in The Corporate World, as well as small businesses, solopreneurs, and individuals, who want and need what we bring. Love this post and the way you write. Re-framing can be a powerful exercise for getting unstuck and looking at something in a new way. So, embrace who you are and what you bring to your work! I used to say that my job was to get the woo-woo out of the closet. To say something is woo is to say it is unproven or unprovable.
You make an excellent point about the baggage we carry around with relation to words: our frightened egos will use words to self-sabotage and demean ourselves. Dealing with and overcoming this perception is not an unusual topic at professional meetings and trainings. I think you make a good point, but I would venture to say that perhaps we are talking about a spectrum, not about something completely different. So we had a reframing exercise to see if we could shift the way we thought of the term, and of ourselves. I think that might be because the social work profession has attracted a lot of people who don't want to do science, or maybe because there is a big market for woo-woo stuff. The problem is, what is considered nonsense is relative. I disagree that it is simply a question of knowledge and data, because knowledge and data are evolving all of the time.
Especially a word we previously thought to be totally negative in nature. More often than not, we end up missing our target completely. Hey Karen, It is a bit of a challenge, because I love irony. We can authentically speak to them in languages they can understand. But And I also believe that we should carefully select the language we use and be wary of using terms that have negative baggage — not only because it can scare new Right People away, but also because it reinforces the monster voices in our heads that call us names. All the same wall — but different perceptions and beliefs.
. But like anything it takes time and gentle persistence relentlessly applied. Used by the to minimize guilt, involvement, or responsibility. I think they describe another phrase that could be useful: emotional intelligence. There's a lot of endorsement of quackery. We can only connect with our Right People by letting ourselves shine. Yes, this ongoing, inter-site exchange of ideas is pretty cool.
Then we went back through the word cloud and circled those positive terms to help them stand out. It makes it more difficult to fully embrace and describe with pride Who We Are and What We Bring to the Work We Do. Becoming aware of this and consciously changing the language we use makes a big difference. He made a living out of woo woo beliefs. Or that we are not something we are. Some say crimson, others say burgundy and others call it a rosy winey color.