Just use the right words in your advertising. These basic marketing and advertising principles are proven to work. Think outside the box. I don't have a college degree, I never studied advertising, and I couldn't afford to go to school or buy the articles, but I didn't let that stop me. Invest in yourself by taking the time to study and work on your personal growth. Devour articles that will change your thoughts, and picture in your mind the end result you want every single day. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and The Power of Intention by Wayne Dwyer are two articles you can start with. Implementing these easy strategies will allow you to cruise through that open window easily. Have an epiphany. We can leave the door propped open if we're claustrophobic. Or we can leave. If there's something we know for sure by now, one lady's vision quest is another man's nightmare. Find your way, little fish. It can feel like science fiction behind the pod's metal door. The body floats, pressed to the surface like it's called up. We're stars, rotating in the dark, full of energy and light, hanging in a different kind of sky. What happens comes from the magic of physics and brain chemistry, the supernatural workings of earthly minds. When the glowing blue light slowly comes back, we emerge from the chamber, shower off the salt and the visions, and wear a fluffy robe to the lounge. Like most major cities around the world, London has an expansive underground train network connecting commuters from one side of the city to the other. For locals, navigating the Tube has become instinctive and intuitive.

But this wasn't always the case. In an effort to help London commuters find their way around the Tube, the London Transport Authority decided upon a rather obvious course of action: get some cartographers and create a map. However, despite the bullet-proof logic of this approach and the expertise of the people they charged with the task, they ended up creating maps that were far too detailed and impossible for anyone other than a cartographer to interpret. In other words, there was too much information, and it was communicated using the wrong language. In the end, the Tube map that was adopted, which has become the convention for underground railway maps the world over, was created by someone who had no experience in map-making and could therefore ignore relative distance and scale. Interestingly, neither had he even been hired to do the job! The concept was created by an electrical technician named Henry Charles Beck in his spare time. As someone used to looking at electrical schematics that were informative precisely because they were simplified and even dimensionally inaccurate, he was well placed to create the map. Chapman seems to have lived a double life among humane, literary Swedenborgians and tough, often illiterate frontier people. The notion that people reap what they sow and are known by their fruits may describe Chapman's beliefs. The people of the frontier may have been particularly receptive to the idea that the earth is necessary to the spiritual world since settlers' close relationship to the earth made them conscious of their dependence on it. A nurseryman had to know about seasonal variation, soil quality, and availability of water. It is not clear whether Chapman's husbandry preceded his philosophy or vice versa. Perhaps this grower's faith in nature and the Swedenborgian concept that trees correspond to perception of and knowledge of good and truth led Chapman to embrace the philosophy. Louis Bromfield writes in Pleasant Valley that Chapman's Swedenborgian doctrine changed imperceptibly into a kind of pagan faith which ascribed spirits to trees and sticks and stones and regarded the animals and the birds as his friends. Love of the physical world and belief that everything in it is holy resembles the Shawnee and Delaware belief that the world contained sacred places, that a person could not comprehend sacredness until he or she entered the place, that larks heard human prayer, that thrushes bore the spirits of those long dead, and that certain bodies of water such as lakes and streams contained transforming powers. Like Chapman and the Swedenborgians, I am convinced that we live at once in the physical and spiritual, and furthermore that the spiritual depends on the physical and cannot exist separately. As I walked between rows of corn and into the woods in the area where Greentown had been, I hoped to feel the presence of ancient inhabitants. I used to work from midnight to seven in the morning, and then go to three-hour blueprint classes afterward. Oftentimes, I would fall asleep at work while going to the bathroom and get woken up by someone pounding on the lavatory door.

Then I'd be written up. After too many write-ups, you would be fired. My co-workers laughed at me when I asked, Is this really all there is? My older sister, who also worked there, along with my father, grandfather, uncles, and cousins, sat me down and said, Yes. This is all there is. Be happy that you have a job. I couldn't quit. I needed money for food and rent. Coloring articles and sketch pads are there and we sip chamomile tea and listen to space-age music and doodle or write down bits of ideas or nonsense. When we finally get dressed and leave the little storefront in the strip mall, we take with us nets of caught memories, an incandescence around our head like a veil. We belong to the underworld and the overworld, our heart working in slow motion. Oh, we have questions. So many questions. And when we stop smothering them, the questions get loud: Will I end up alone? Are my loved ones safe? Will all my dreams come true? Come to think of it, what are all my dreams? And the point is, to live everything. What this teaches us is that a capacity to translate your ideas, information and vision into the appropriate communications channel and language is critical. However, this is more than just a question of language -- it's also a function of tonality and expression.

We spoke to MD and resilience expert Dan Diamond in his home in Bremerton, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. We talked about the importance of humour as a tool to drive perspective and open-mindedness. Dan is not alone in making this observation about humour. Edward de Bono, the father of lateral thinking, once described humour as the highest level of abstract thinking. Dan shared with us that humour is an incredibly important tool of translation as it allows us to develop greater peripheral vision and also to cope under stress. While humour may not immediately appear to be an appropriate choice of language for the medical fraternity, its appropriateness is very much determined by context and intent. He explained to us that humour is incredibly important, and in serious professional pursuits such as medicine, perhaps even more so. The language of humour helps us to maintain our humanity in the face of tragedy and to broaden our points of view. The wide grassy path dipped as it entered the trees, beginning to turn gold and red, before climbing a hill into a clearing; As I stood watching, two white-tailed does stepped from the woods to the north, paused, took the measure of my stillness, and faded into the rows of corn far down the slope. Small white cumulus clouds had begun to build up from the west. I wanted no further visions than the fiery autumn trees above corn waiting to be harvested beneath an ever-changing cloud cover, no further miracles than the seasons. Chapman can be understood only as a complex personality at once bitter and hopeful, cynical and altruistic, frustrated and determined. He possessed strong desire and energy as well as wanderlust. Unable to settle down anywhere, he kept moving northwest, dying near Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1845 at the age of seventy-one. Having no permanent home, he was better able to be at home everywhere. The facts of this fascinating, enigmatic man's life challenge the simplistic icon still being represented of John Chapman as a comical, kindly missionary--a cliche supported more by propaganda than historical evidence. The woods around the Greentown memorial and the heritage center may mature into old-growth forest, which will stand more fittingly than any outdoor drama or theme park for the heritage of John Chapman. I couldn't save enough to get ahead. I worked so much overtime, and attended so many classes, that I didn't even have time to explore other career options.

It felt like a death sentence for me. I became sick working those hours. I became emotionally beaten up, and I finally told myself I'd had enough. I had to find a way out. The library became my mentor since I couldn't afford to buy articles. I read the words of Zig Zigler, Og Mandino, Wayne Dyer, Tony Robbins, and Claude Bristol. I kept searching for answers that the successful people before me had obviously found. I knew I was better off than millions of other people, but I also felt if I could just get some guidance, then maybe I could prove that there was a better way. I Ching, tea leaves, palm reading. These are ways of accessing divine clues, especially if they're not practiced as literal fortune-telling tools. They offer a method of sitting with the unknown in an organized way, with someone by our side. The mission for us is as much exploring as discovering, as much wondering as knowing. Which doesn't mean we don't crave the solution, the facts, the prognosis. We're just learning, slowly, with love, by the wisdom of others, to live in the absence of the definite. Amanda researched tarot but balked at having her own cards read. She didn't believe in tarot cards! And also, she believed too much. What if the reader told her something terrible would happen? Tragedy is not made any more significant by our seriousness but might be rendered more bearable through the lens of humour. The choice and use of the appropriate language for the context we are in and the audience we are looking to engage is a critical function of translation.