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Why do we still react with “fight” or “flight?”

Our ability to physically study the brain supports what many philosophical, spiritual, conflict resolution, educational and therapeutic models attempt to provide:  a way to live into our highest potential as individuals and as humans in relationships. I don’t know about … Continue reading

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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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“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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Have you taught your kids how to calm down?

CALM DOWN!!!! How many times have you heard a parent, teacher or caretaker shout those two words at young children? Or perhaps on a particularly exasperating day,  maybe you were the one doing the shouting. When I have the chance, … Continue reading

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The groundhog didn’t see his shadow. Did you?

On February 2, America observed the yearly ritual of Groundhog’s Day. Tradition has it, that when groundhogs pop out of their holes, after a long winters hibernation, what they see and do determines whether we will have an early spring, … 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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Reflections, not resolutions, can lead to lasting positive change

Do you participate in the annual New Year’s ritual of making resolutions? According to various internet dictionaries, the definition of resolve is: a firm decision to do or not do something. Some years I’ve made resolutions. Some years, not. Some … Continue reading

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