Monthly Archives: November 2012

How can you give the gift of life, love and understanding?

A wise person once said, “Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding is the third.” I am not one of the people who does Black Friday, but I certainly am thinking about Christmas gifts. When we … Continue reading

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What does being thankful actually mean?

On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.   ~William Jennings Bryan I found this quote doing one of my favorite things, which is looking for quotes that are really pithy wisdom statements or maybe a new way of hearing an important … Continue reading

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Are you guilty of the 10 most common cognitive thinking errors?

Do you ever get frustrated when people mistake something you said? Maybe they blow it out of proportion or focus on one detail and not the context. Maybe they remember the one time something happened and assume it will always … Continue reading

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How often do you fill up your emotional tank?

People have different theories about when to fill the car with gas. One very important person in my life fills the car when we are coasting into the gas station on fumes (or so it seems to me). I generally … Continue reading

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During difficult times, are you the “calm in the storm”?

Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the United States earlier this week. From a distance in Milwaukee, many of us watched weather forecasts, texted and called family members to check in a preparations, power outages, how they were experiencing … Continue reading

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