Tag: stress

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I Have a Lot on My Mind

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I Have a Lot on My Mind

My mind functions like a pile of garbage during a windstorm. One thought after another gets dumped onto the pile until there is a mountain of unnecessary, discarded trash. Then, a gust of wind comes along and the thoughts are stirred up into a whirlwind as I chase each one all over the heap. This […]

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It’s All I Can See

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It’s All I Can See

Does this sound familiar? It’s the Saturday of your high school prom. You had a crush on another student for several months and a few weeks before the prom, you got up the nerve to ask them to go with you—and they said yes. You rented a tuxedo or bought a dress, made dinner reservations, […]

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Happy New Year…uh…Day

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Happy New Year…uh…Day

It’s that time of year again. Even if you haven’t put away the decorations, I suspect you have spent the past few weeks putting away enough food and drink for the both of us. And I’m right there with you. Now, it’s time to get back to work, back to school, and back to the […]

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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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What Can I Say?

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What Can I Say?

When I was a kid, one of my friends had just learned to use a lawn mower and was mowing his yard for the first time. I sat across the street and watched as he mowed a strip of yard, retraced his steps on that same strip, and then moved over to mow the next […]

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When is it OK to Laugh?

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When is it OK to Laugh?

The following article was written in October 2001 after I was repeatedly asked about the appropriateness of humor after the 9/11 attacks. It also appeared in my first book, “Is Your Glass Laugh Full?” Since we are all going through a challenging time with the Coronavirus, I thought it might be helpful to share it […]

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