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Dominate Your Anxiety


Posted By on Sep 8, 2014

It wraps its arms around you like a boa constrictor, squeezing you until you can’t breathe. Your chest feels there’s a one ton anvil sitting on top of it. Your mind races with a million things that you can’t control. And one terrible truth echoes in your brain over and over again. You are helpless. There is nothing you can do to stop the stress. Anxiety is a killer. From the research I’ve done over the years, I...

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Anxiety Domination 101: Say No, More


Posted By on Aug 24, 2014

Maybe that title doesn’t read correctly. My editors try to help me with grammar and comma placement, but I fear I’ll never fully become proficient with that stuff. Maybe if I had finished my degree in English instead of switching to psychology that would have worked itself out. Oh well. The point of this short post is to serve as a gentle nudge for some, and a reminder to others, that you need to learn how to say no more...

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For the Win


Posted By on Aug 10, 2014

The late Al Davis, former owner of the Oakland Raiders football team, was famous for a saying, “Just win baby.” He believed in his franchise and in his credo of a commitment to excellence. Whether Al Davis was a great owner, or an eccentric and reckless meddler can be determined by the historians. His quote, however, will live forever as a testament to his legacy. I never win anything. Maybe you’re plagued with the...

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Find Your Berry Patch


Posted By on Jul 28, 2014

The other day, I went to a friend’s parents’  house to meet him and his wife for dinner. His parents were going to watch their baby while we went out to eat. Even though I’ve known this friend for almost twenty years, I’d never actually been inside his family’s home. I also had never really spoken with his parents. They were extremely welcoming, and talked with us for nearly thirty minutes about all kinds...

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Lost Socks


Posted By on Jul 13, 2014

It happens to all of us. Well, most of us anyway. It seems to happen to me all the time. I go to the store to buy a new set of socks. Invariably, six to ten weeks later I am missing several of them. I know that I had them when I started my laundry. It seems like there is some kind of vortex inside the clothes dryer. You probably know what I’m talking about. I’ve heard stories about mythical sock monsters or that inside the...

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Hit the Reset Button


Posted By on Jun 29, 2014

Sometimes you just seem to be on a roll. Everything is going great. You can’t lose no matter how hard you try. I love it when that happens. Although, it doesn’t seem to happen very often. That’s life, I guess. Life is full of times when things don’t seem to be going our way. One complication leads to another, and before you know it, you’re completely out of sorts, seemingly losing your mind. It...

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