Archive for March, 2014

“I Hate My Job. It Will Always Be Agonizing!”

Filed in Stress & Anxiety by on March 27, 2014 1 Comment
“I Hate My Job. It Will Always Be Agonizing!”

This third article in my series on negative and irrational thinking addresses two common types of cognitive distortions, taken from Scott Burns’ book “The Feeling Good Handbook.” I know none of you would ever fall prey to any such faulty thinking, but bear with me anyway! Emotional Reasoning The first type of negative and irrational […]

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Social Security Will Be There For You When You Retire

Filed in Money by on March 20, 2014 0 Comments
Social Security Will Be There For You When You Retire

People worry a lot about Social Security collapsing before they retire, and understandably so. The system is rapidly running out of money and Washington seems to have no collective will to pass reforms to shore it up. It’s a mess, or, as they say in Texas, if not, it’ll do until the real mess gets […]

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Don’t Allow Unnecessary Negativity to Hold You Captive

Filed in Stress & Anxiety by on March 13, 2014 3 Comments
Don’t Allow Unnecessary Negativity to Hold You Captive

This is the second article in my continuing series on negative and irrational thinking. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to quickly identify negative thoughts and replace them with positive and realistic ones? If you can master this technique, you will be much happier and more peaceful. The best tool for identifying and replacing […]

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Why Does the Traffic Always Slow Down When I’m In a Hurry?

Filed in Stress & Anxiety by on March 6, 2014 2 Comments
Why Does the Traffic Always Slow Down When I’m In a Hurry?

Men are disturbed not by events, but by the views which they take of them. Epictetus, born 55 A.D. In my book “I’m a Type A—How the Heck Will I Ever Retire?” I talk a lot about how what we think influences our attitude, mood, and behavior. I discuss how, unbeknownst to many of us, […]

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