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Do Your Loved Ones Ever Drive You Crazy? Build Your Immunity

I love my family! My relationships with my daughter and husband are a top priority in my life. Yet there are times we can drive each other crazy. Certain things they say or do can trigger me and [...]

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I Need More Opportunities to Practice Being Positive

My daughter’s friend told her how much she loved the iced mocha frappe at the drive-through coffee place in town so she couldn’t wait to try it. As we pulled into the line, I noticed [...]

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Are Your Relationships Suffering Because You Don’t Use the Right Language?

I make my daughter breakfast and pack her a nice lunch for school because I care. I help out with the dishes, even when it’s my husband’s turn to do them, because I care. But what if [...]

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Which Stories Do You Share, Pick-Me-Ups or Bring-Me-Downs?

As I was sitting in the waiting room, I could overhear a couple of the employees talking. One was sharing how frustrated she was because a retailer had shipped her package to the wrong address, [...]

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How Strong is Your Self-Command Muscle? Test It with the PQ Assessment

It’s so much easier to be positive and optimistic when life is going our way. But what if someone makes you mad? How long does it take for you to get over it? Or if you make a mistake? How [...]

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The Battery Was Dead! The Difference Between Judgment & Discernment

We got in the car to head home, only to find that the battery was dead! I noticed my initial thought, “Oh no! This is bad!” Then I switched my focus and told myself it wasn’t a [...]

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I Had a Rough Day! Let Me Tell You About It

At the end of a rough day, do you ever vent or complain?  Maybe you had to deal with a difficult customer, or there was a frustrating meeting, or you just had too much to do. It’s normal for us [...]

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A Year of Surviving the Pandemic: Here’s a Long List of Ideas to Help You Keep Going

My weekly tip for March 15, 2020, a little over one year ago, was “How to Find More Calm When Life is Anything But.”   Our lives had just been turned upside down and we had no idea [...]

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The Right Balance to Turn Worry into Gratitude

Last night, my husband and I were sitting at the dining room table after finishing our dinner. As we sat there in silence, I finally said,” Isn’t it funny how quiet the house [...]

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Let Me Tell You About My Sprouts . . . even if you don’t care

Life is richer when we have interesting things to think about, to talk about, and to do. These are topics that we may find fascinating, want to learn more about, or just enjoy. For example, I [...]