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“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” — Michael Jordan Failure hurts. Rejection hurts. Not getting picked hurts. Losing the […]

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I know enough to know that I don’t yet know what I don’t know yet. I saw a post on Facebook the other day that showed the stages we go thru when learning in terms of how much actual knowledge we have: Huh? What is this? I know everything!! There’s more to this that I […]

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Have you ever started to get ready for bed at a decent hour then decided to look at social media for a few minutes first? Then you clean the kitchen a little bit before bed. Maybe even knock out a little of that project you’re working on? Then suddenly you only have four hours to sleep […]

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How often do you find yourself looking back and asking things like: What if I had stuck with playing the guitar? What if I hadn’t dropped out of baseball? What if I had shown up to that marketing event? There are a million ways to drive yourself absolutely bonkers with “what-if’s;” and each one is […]

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When you are stressed out, anxious, etc. your body is in some degree of the ‘fight-or-flight response,’ which is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system. It is a survival mechanism that is only supposed to be activated for a few minutes at a time to help you fight, or flee danger. When it stays activated […]

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In case you have not read my other posts on Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), I’d like to begin by clarifying that just because somebody has gone through a trauma does not mean that they have a “disorder” (as in PTSd or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). A soldier returning from combat may or may not show symptoms of […]

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Holiday Depression You probably remember the ‘summertime blues’ from your school days. While most people are aware of the holiday blues, it doesn’t seem to be as normalized those summertime blues. Yet they seem to be far worse for many. There are reasons for this, and in many cases, they compound each other. But there […]

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In the classic A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown frantically asks if anybody knows the true meaning of Christmas. The eternally sweet Linus, with his security blanket in tow, walks to center-stage of the school auditorium, drops his security blanket and confidently recites the Biblical account of the true meaning of Christmas. I do not […]

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People sometimes say that learning to relax can be easier said than done. And frequently, that’s because we overthink things. It’s really rather cyclic. But the cycle of stressful thinking can be broken. Here are some ideas to start with: Meditation Meditation is an exercise in mindfulness, or noticing what the mind is doing without […]

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Stop setting yourself on fire to keep everybody else warm! What a vivid image of martyrdom! Being a martyr is stressful because you sacrifice your own health in order to try and improve everybody else’s. It is usually well-intended since many people feel like it’s the ‘right thing to do,’ the ‘compassionate’ thing to do. […]

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