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NEWS IN PERSPECTIVE

Here’s what we do under stress. We have a “higher event awareness.” That means we will tend to evaluate events out of context.  We take a “good report” and make it “better news” than it really is.  We also take a “bad report” and make it “worse news” than it is.  In this journey, there […]

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INAUGURATION 2021 POEM: “THE HILL WE CLIMB” BY AMANDA GORMAN

Did you catch Amanda Gorman’s poem “The Hill We Climb” at the 2021 inauguration? If not, I suggest you watch it and listen to her inspiring words.  Have everyone in your household join in as well. It would be easy to discount the poem because of politics.  Tune it out because you voted for the other guy […]

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A FULL, SATISFYING LIFE – ASK YOURSELF

Joe Ehrmann was a pro football player who spent his adult life coaching football with underprivileged kids.  His amazing success has been documented in several books.  My favorite was “Season of Life” by Jeff Marx. Ehrmann says there are five questions one must answer to have a full, satisfying life.  They are worth considering. The […]

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THE HEARTBEAT OF HARD CONVERSATIONS

THE HEARTBEAT OF HARD CONVERSATIONS Here’s a piece of parenting advice that doubles as leadership advice. It comes from Hal Runkel, a guy who wrote a book called “The No Scream Parent.”  He was asked to describe his mindset when having a confrontation with a teenage child. He said that was easy.  “When having a […]

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