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Humor, Take Me Away

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Humor, Take Me Away

An old television commercial showed a woman describing the many demands in her life and when she finally got to her breaking point, she looked towards the heavens and said, “Calgon, take me away.”  She was immediately transported to an overly sudsy bathtub and relieved of all the stress in her life. I’m not sure […]

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It All Worked Out in the End

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It All Worked Out in the End

This year marks ten years since I had a colonoscopy—which means, I’m due for another. In honor of that historic milestone, I thought I’d republish an article from my first experience in 2011. Enjoy!   If you’re over 50 and you haven’t had a colonoscopy, pick up the phone and schedule one right now. There’s […]

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What I Learned During The Last Year

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What I Learned During The Last Year

My upcoming speaking calendar is full for the first time since February 2020. OK, in February 2020, my calendar was not exactly full because most people don’t schedule conferences during the winter. So, let’s just say that my fall speaking calendar is full for the first time since COVID hit. I’m very grateful but also […]

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Thinking Takes Us Places

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Thinking Takes Us Places

When I mow the yard, I think. And I think. And I think.  Between the repetitive movement across the grass and the loud noise from the mower, there is not much else to do. It’s not like I can call up a neighbor and engage in a pleasant conversation about how his grass is growing.  […]

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Where We Are and How We Got There

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Where We Are and How We Got There

Did you ever wake up in the morning and think, “How did I get here?” I’m not suggesting that you had too many fuzzy navels on spring break or that aliens abducted you in the middle of the night. I’m referring to that realization that occurs when we’re at a certain point in our lives […]

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Which Joneses Should We Keep Up With?

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Which Joneses Should We Keep Up With?

One of the things that really gets under my skin is when someone “shoulds” on me. You know what I mean, right? It’s when you’re talking with someone and they say, “Oh, you should do this,” or “You should do that.” We’re all guilty of “shoulding” on others but there are two obvious problems that […]

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Holiday Spirit…Every Day?

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Holiday Spirit…Every Day?

During December, the phrase “holiday spirit” comes up a lot. After a particularly challenging year, I’ve been thinking about how this phrase relates to the end of 2020 and the start of 2021. I mean, what is holiday spirit? And why is it limited to a few weeks between Thanksgiving and January 1st? I felt […]

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