#310: Overcoming Stress
We all encounter days filled with stressors. Many times these are major health, financial and physical problems. Other times our stress comes from a series of troubles, trials and tribulations that may appear minor in comparison but which are no... Read more
#309: What is Your Stress Limit?
What is your stress limit? Have you ever reached it? Mine is pretty high --I can handle a lot of troubles -- but tonight I reached my limit, for a short time.
First, the car's turn signals went out as I drove to a lunch meeting today. I had... Read more
#308: Where is Your Alligator?
I ran across a newspaper cartoon that showed a drill sergeant speaking to his basic training recruits about using a rope to swing across an open pit.
“That there is a rope,” he said, pointing at the rope. “That there is a pit,” he said, po... Read more
#307: Prayers and Positive Thoughts
As a co-leader of a religious group on SP, I learn of many people's problems. Add in members' blogs detailing financial difficulties, emotional concerns, children conflicts, floods and a plethora of other calamities and it is easy to appreciate ... Read more
#306: Achieve Anything One Step at a Time
Can you think of anything that can not be achieved one step at a time?
How about walking from New York City to Miami like Mrs. Charles Philipia did? When she was interviewed by newspaper reporters after arriving in Miami, she was asked if s... Read more
Many, maybe most, people have never heard of Ron Scott, Tomi Keitlen or Adi Hofbauer.
Ron was a squash player before he was drafted into the Korean War where a sniper shot away Ron's right arm. The sport had kept him in good shape and when... Read more
#304: Birthday Party Day
This afternoon was my young nephew, Evan's, bowling center birthday party. It's always an experience for single me to be around a gaggle of six year olds running around uncontrolled like they were all on super sugar highs. Read more
#303: We All Need Help Now and Then
We all want to be winners. That is, we want to be successful in what we do.
This is why tomorrow at m... Read more
#302: How Intense Are You?
I have read in various fitness magazines about intensity and how working out intensively will improve our exercises and speed the results we derive from our workouts. Read more
#301: Yesterday is Gone.
I recall reading once that what seems a failure in our lives may not have been one at all but simply may have been the best we could have done under the circumstances.
Tears, self-regret, even self-loathing will never change our past decis... Read more
#300: Does Stagnant Thinking Have You in a Rut?
Does your thinking need refreshing?
It's easy to get into routines that soon turn into ruts of doing the same things in the same way day after day, ruts that drain us of our creativity and energy.
When was the last time you drove a d... Read more
#299: Being Positive and Grateful Takes Practice
A rebellious teenager, a car on its last legs, the loss of a job, or in my recent case, a broken computer. All serious problems on their own that will not automatically change for the better simply because we practice being grateful for the diff... Read more
#298: Forged By Hardships
There is a saying that anything that doesn't kill us will make us stronger. Like the blacksmith who places steel in the forge of red hot flames, molds it then cools it off with water to finish the hardening.
Think for a moment about your pe... Read more
#297: Computer Still Down But Not Me
Day three without my computer but I am enjoying the super fast speed connection offered by those the city provides in my neighborhood center. I think I'm getting spoiled by the speed and the large screens. Read more
#296: Dealing with a Dead Computer
I have been without a computer since Wednesday afternoon when a strange demon took possession of my laptop. Not sure if it is a virus, worm, malware or other predator or whether after seven years of faithful service the machine has come to the e... Read more
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