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  • How to Cope When People Say Hurtful Things

    At one time or another most of us have encountered someone who is critical, judgmental, or just mean: a colleague, a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger. For a lot of us, what they say can make us defensive, perhaps angry, and often sad. How do you deal with their negativity?

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  • 4 Ways to Cope with Lunchtime Negativity

    You  need a break from the daily grind but find yourself stressed even on your lunch break.  The culprit?  Lunchroom negativity. Here are some tips I’ve tried. Eating Lunch Elsewhere One year I ate lunch in another room.  Even though I was by myself, I still had a good lunch break because I read Guideposts […]

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  • 4 Things to do When a Friend Loses a Loved One

    what to say when someone loses a loved one

    For the longest time I didn’t know what to say when a friend lost a loved one. ‘At least they’re not in pain anymore,’ ‘They’ve gone to a better place,’ or ‘I’m sorry for your loss’ are the phrases that come to mind when I think of what people say.  I don’t really like these […]

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  • 10 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Workout

    how to motivate yourself

    Encourage. Encourage.  That’s the secret.  Trainers are great because they push you when you no longer want to continue. “One more.  You can do it,” they say while your legs are shaking and burning.  So since we all can’t afford our own trainers to encourage and push us we need to be our own personal […]

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  • Trusting in the midst of the Unknown

    If you let go of the safety bar and put your hands in the air on a rollercoaster some would say it’s a freeing experience, full of adrenaline.  Why?  You’re letting go, literally.  You’re letting go of fear and entrusting your life and safety to something you cannot control.  This is freeing.  (ROLLER COASTER) The […]

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  • I feel guilty. I have too much…

    I feel Guilty.  I have too much… I feel guilty.  I have too much paper.  I have too many books.  That’s what I would say if I were to finish the sentence.  I go through my paper, organized in folders, notebooks, and binders, at least once a year, and I do the same for my […]

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  • How to handle disappointment

    I was recently disappointed by plans that fell through.   What made it worse for me was that when I called the plans we had made weren’t even brought up, just that the person was doing something else for the day.  So now I was disappointed and stuck.  My husband and I couldn’t do the work […]