Dealing With Anger

Have you ever held a grudge? Have you ever stayed angry so long you forgot why you were angry in the first place and then because you didn’t want to look silly, you just stayed angry anyway.

Anger is a funny thing.  Despite its bad...

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How to Share in Someone Else's Success

Recently, I was out with two friends, Betty and Jan. I complimented Jan on something that she had done really well. Jan beamed and seemed to glow with the recognition. Betty on the other hand darkened as if a storm cloud grew inside...

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Looking for Healing

I recently had a conversation with someone that was explaining how frustrated he was because he couldn’t find something to heal him. He had tried a smattering of different kinds of medication. He had tried doctors, different therapists,...

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How to Be Happy: Lessons From Kindergarten

Most of us go to school for at least 13 years. That’s a long time. We learn math and spelling, chemistry and biology. Some of what I learned I use everyday, and honestly a lot of it I can’t remember ever...

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Strength and Vulnerability

I think we can all agree that strength is an admirable quality and something to strive for. But what is strength? 

Is strength when someone is at the top professionally?

Is strength when someone never loses an argument?

Is strength when...

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What to Do When You've Fallen Off the Horse

I didn’t literally fall off a horse, but it felt similar in a way. I have a few tools up my sleeve to handle stressors when they inevitably come my way. But the other day, I didn’t use any of them. I got in an argument...

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How to Help Others Calm Down

Some of you know Milo, our dog.  He's a big, handsome but goofy German Shepherd/Elkhound cross.  He gets pretty excited to walk with me in the mornings. Sometimes, especially when he spots a squirrel, he gets a bit too excited, until I...

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Taming Wild Emotions

 Have you ever lost control of your emotions? I’ll bet you have.  We all have.

    I remember a time that this happened to me - really, really badly. While working with my dad one hot summer day, he started...

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Big Stress and Small Stress: It's All the Same

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My house really needs to be vacuumed! The dust bunnies in the corners are looking very healthy, growing rapidly. But where is the time? Yard work, harvest, putting away food, running a business. With so much demanding of my time, I can’t get...

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10 Things You NEED to Know About Stress

There are about 100 ways to look at stress. 99 of them are wrong. And if you are looking at stress wrong, you're never going to get it right. If you ever want to eliminate stress, pay attention because we've got the 10 things you need to know...

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