Due to Ning (our Web hosting company) being bought recently from the ashes of Mode Media we often experience 500 connection errors. Our apologies but these errors are out of our control. Hopefully, this will improve as the new company gains experience. Regards, AU
A dictionary I once used defined power as the ability to produce or prevent a result. The OED defines it as the ability to do something or act in a particular way. People who have that ability are said to have power or to be powerful; people who don't have it are said to be powerless.
I've taught power, social and political power, to groups of from 10 to 15 people. Teaching it via a blog is an experiment; it might succeed or it might fail.
Asking for what you want is the stuff of Step One. You might not get what you ask for, but if you don't ask you surely won't
Newborns are social creatures; they communicate. They first cry, and soon chuckle, sigh or babble. With facial expressions they tell you what they like or dislike. Their sounds soon resemble words, such as ma ma or da da. When my baby sister said "la la" the rest of us knew she wanted water. Babies soon learn the words their parents use and ask for what they want. They have started growing their power.