Author Archives: janlmft

How does laughter lead to better health?

This past week my 4-year-old grandson asked me what a ducks favorite snack is. I said that I didn’t know. He responded “Cheese and quackers! Ha-ha grandma, that’s funny!” We’ve seen an emerging sense of humor for quite a while, … Continue reading

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How do you overcome the “speed bumps” in life?

I’ve been thinking a lot about speed bumps and other road hazards lately. There are speed bumps and speed humps, which are wider and higher than speed bumps. There are pot holes of all shapes and sizes. Some we drive … Continue reading

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How should you talk to children about death and dying?

On the day I am writing this , two Connecticut families have buried their young children. By the time you read this, more young children and the adults who gave their lives will have been laid to rest. Countless tears … Continue reading

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How to cope with a not-so-merry holiday season

The holiday season is emotionally charged. The emphasis on joyous family times, fond memories and togetherness can amplify the pain of those hurting from depression, broken relationships, grief, unemployment, illness, loneliness and any kind of loss. We live in a world … Continue reading

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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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