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  • The World is Enough

    One of life’s constant dilemmas is between pursuing…

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    Being Change

    “…remember, people respond not primarily to what you do, but how you’re being with them…” (The Arginger Institute, Leadership and Self-Deception) One of the most difficult things to learn (and teach), is that behavioral change, while usually welcomed, is not an end in itself. Sure, we like it when people start behaving in a better way toward us […]

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    I’m Positive I’m Negative

    “I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.” (Winston Churchill) I must confess: positive thinking does not come naturally to me. At all. For a myriad of reasons my therapist and I will be discovering and dissecting for years to come, I have to work hard to turn my […]

  • Joy to the World

    “We would never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.” (Helen Keller) There are those rare, seemingly perfect days. Everything goes right. The socks come out of the dryer in pairs. You get every green light on the way to work. Your children ask to go to bed […]

  • Are You Tougher than a 5th Grader?

    “Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.” (Muriel Spark) Recently, at a school-related event, a car alarm started sounding. While the owner of the car began furiously fumbling with his remote to fix the problem, the adults nearby furrowed their brows and shook their heads in dismay. The children, on the […]

  • Polishing the Gem

    “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” (Chinese Proverb) Life is filled with joy. It is filled with love. It is filled with adventure. It is also filled with pain, with tribulation, and with trials. You simply can’t have one without the other, and — believe it or not — […]