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9 Ways to Lighten Your…

My dentist and I have differing opinions of the drill. I say the noise is obnoxious. He says "That's the sound of my life's passion." Last week in the chair, I asked "Are we using the drill today?" He said "The whole…

Graceful Endings,…

When it came time for me to give notice at the university where I worked, my father sat me down for a (Sunday-morning) pep talk. I wasn't too thrilled. At least he didn't ask me to go for a drive. So I sat down across…

How to Be a Better…

"What Everyone Needs Is a Good Listening To" — anonymous greeting cardHave you ever tried to do business with someone who just wouldn't listen?The first time I met with a personal trainer, circa 1992, I said "I'm just…

If You Want a Real…

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21 Things to Stop Feeling…

One of the gifts of getting older is you learn to care less (in a good way) about what other people think. You learn to cut yourself more slack. Next thing you know, you're giving others more slack. What's not to love?…

Funny Story With a Key…

As a high school co-op student, my cousin Janis worked an office job at a large manufacturing plant. One day her boss asked her to get on the intercom and summon one of her fellow employees—a man she didn’t know.…

Getting More LIFE From…

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9 Tips to Break Free From…

Did you see my earlier Pep Talk, 9 Reasons Not to Be a People-Pleaser? Boy, did I get a lot of "amens" on that one. If you missed it, I invite you to click on the link in this paragraph. For now, let's talk about how to…