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“This, too, shall pass…” but only if you let it

If you’ve lived in Wisconsin for more than 5 minutes, you know that the weather here is wild and unpredictable at this time of year. Actually, that can be said about much of the year, here. This last snowfall reminded … 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 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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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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