Memes don’t change lives. As illustrated by 5 P’s.

Having made this possibly controversial statement, I have to add that I love memes. As a sometime meme generator, why on earth would I make this claim? I think they can help us think about things differently, but thinking doesn't get you very far. Why is this a topic for a blog? There's a story …

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Self-Help Topic 3: I’m An Introvert, What About You?

I was a shy kid. School was something unpleasant, something to be endured. I grew up on a farm near a small town; the K-8 school I went to had about 40 students in total. My issues with anxiety started around the time I started school: I worried about everything. My days started with panicky …

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Self-Help Topic 2: My Vision & Life Goals 10 Years On

I got into the vision board craze and created a list of life goals in 2007. My goal statements roughly align with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Perhaps more importantly, the dimensions reflect a holistic approach that includes mind, body, and spirit. They need work but I'm sharing the process of updating them: bold for new, strikethrough …

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Self-Help Topic 1 Adverse Childhood Experiences: Know Your ACE Score

I've got a few blogs lined up that fit within the broad category of self-help. I thought today I would make a start with ACE scores. If you experienced stressful, traumatizing events before age 18, as I did, you may be interested to know these events are commonly referred to as adverse childhood experiences or …

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