The six step pause

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. Eleanor Roosevelt 1884 – 1962 Most of our days — and therefore most of our lives — are filled with routine, mundane events. But many days we encounter pivotal moments, also known as key moments, as well. These are moments fraught with emotional stress: disagreements with a co-worker or a loved one; being criticized by your boss, spouse or close friend; discovering your work or home routine will be significantly changed. …
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This year, I will

Success is the sum of small efforts — repeated day in and day out. Robert Collier 1885 – 1950 As the old year winds down, people seem naturally drawn to two activities. The first is looking back on the old year with a bit of remorse for all the things they’d planned (and failed) to do. The second is looking forward to the fresh New Year and promising, “This year, I’ll ___________.” My guess is you’ve probably done these things already. But if history is any guide, we won’t be far into the New Year before your plans start to …
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Think outside the (gift) box

What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! At one time or another, I think we’ve all seen How the Grinch Stole Christmas — either the original show or one of the modern adaptations. A new musical version was recently unveiled, and 2020 seems to be the perfect year for it; the storyline and the message are both highly appropriate for the current season. For many people, there will be no festivities this year. The spread of the virus makes gathering risky, …
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