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The Devil is Within and Among Us

Filed in Living by on March 16, 2017 0 Comments
The Devil is Within and Among Us

I write a lot about good people and good deeds because I believe that is what we should all focus on and celebrate. However, I think it is also important to realize that evil, and specifically the devil, exists—and we need to beware of him in his many shapes and forms. When you think about […]

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Try Not To Be “Doubly Dumb”

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Try Not To Be “Doubly Dumb”

I think about someone as being “doubly dumb” if they have a problem and are both not sufficiently knowledgeable about it to remedy it, and also are not willing to seek out and consider good advice. They are being “not smart” twice, or “doubly dumb.” Of course, all of us are not knowledgeable in many […]

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But For the Grace of God Go I…

Filed in Living by on February 23, 2017 0 Comments
But For the Grace of God Go I…

There was a time when I was very afraid of flying. I would begin worrying weeks before my trip and feel extremely anxious. What if the plane should crash? Surely all on board will die. I don’t want to die! I also went through a period in my life when I was preoccupied with getting […]

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Don’t View Yourself as Flawed and Weak, But Rather as Persevering

Filed in Stress & Anxiety by on February 16, 2017 0 Comments
Don’t View Yourself as Flawed and Weak, But Rather as Persevering

When I look back on my business career, sometimes I get down on myself. I remember situations that I could have handled better, and been more effective, if I didn’t suffer from such severe anxiety. I remember a meeting I had with the accounting department staff when I was CFO. In this executive position I […]

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What to Look For and Value in Friendships

Filed in Living by on February 9, 2017 2 Comments
What to Look For and Value in Friendships

We all have friends (I hope), but do we choose them wisely? They say we become a lot like the 4 or 5 people we spend the most time around, so if that is true, we should try to have virtuous, nice, and fun friends. Since new friendships are always available, and old friendships can […]

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How to Not Annoy Type A’s With Your Grammar

Filed in Living by on January 26, 2017 2 Comments
How to Not Annoy Type A’s With Your Grammar

We Type A’s are a prickly bunch, so it is quite easy to agitate us with something as seemingly harmless as a common grammar mistake. To not run afoul of one of us, I am providing some grammar tips. These are the mistakes that most annoy me personally: Snuck Although this word has begun to […]

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“You Need to Eat Breakfast” is Yet One More Nutrition Myth

Filed in Diet & Exercise by on January 12, 2017 2 Comments
“You Need to Eat Breakfast” is Yet One More Nutrition Myth

  Note to readers: In the New Year I will be posting articles less frequently as I have a lot going on this year. I really appreciate all of you, my faithful readers, and I wish for you and your families a healthy and prosperous 2017!   It’s almost comical how often so-called “healthy eating […]

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The Primal Emotion You Must Overcome to Lose Weight Quickly

Filed in Diet & Exercise by on January 5, 2017 0 Comments
The Primal Emotion You Must Overcome to Lose Weight Quickly

People think they can’t lose weight because they eat when they are bored, depressed, lonely, anxious, or any other slew of emotions. But an even more fundamental reason they can’t lose weight is due to the primal instinct of fear. Think about prehistoric man/woman and their constant struggle for food to sustain life. Things were […]

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Anderson’s Favorite Thing

Filed in Living by on December 29, 2016 0 Comments
Anderson’s Favorite Thing

  imprinting, def.: rapid learning that occurs during a brief receptive period, usually soon after birth or hatching, which establishes a lasting behavioral response to a specific individual or object In the first couple of weeks after we adopted Anderson, I noticed that when I would lie on the couch or a bed he loved […]

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The Fallacy of Perfectionism

Filed in Stress & Anxiety by on December 15, 2016 2 Comments
The Fallacy of Perfectionism

Like many Type A’s, I have struggled throughout my life with the burden of perfectionism. It is a difficult taskmaster, I can tell you that. I think it will be instructive to relay my evolving attitudes toward perfectionism over the four decades of my adult life. I have tried many different ways to adopt a […]

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