It’s Not What Happens to You, It’s What Happens Next . . .

Dateline: Albuquerque Airport, New Mexico. October 2011.  “Land of Enchantment?  Really?” It’s Not What Happens to You, It’s What Happens Next . . . . The ‘Stolen Luggage Incident’ Encore The airline tickets were purchased at a sale price five months ago.  The Santa Fe Hilton had a double points special.  I’d timed …

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“Oh Dear Me!” The Most Dangerous Criticism is Criticism of Yourself

The Most Dangerous Criticism is Criticism of Yourself Dateline: Cabo San Jose. They’re always finding fugitives here. Or at least they do on the many crime shows I watch with abandon. There’s a guy at the next table who’s a dead ringer for the most unlucky guy in the world. …

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Conquering Criticism in Three Parts: Criticizing the World, Criticizing Partners and Family, and Criticizing Yourself

Conquering Criticism in Three Parts: Criticizing the World, Criticizing Partners and Family, and Criticizing Yourself– Bet you thought this was going to be about those mean other people who criticize you and how you can get them to stop. Wrong. Anyway, convincing someone else to not criticize with like emptying …

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Check Out New “WHAT I’M READING PAGE:” Free Bibliotherapy

WHAT I’M READING With the site update I’ve added a Bibliotherapy page. I’m a reader and a writer and convinced we learn most from stories. “Lists” and “Tips” may get people to click on a website thus accomplishing the advertising exposure the promise intended, but we don’t learn much from …

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Are Your Emotions Running the Show? Welcome to Las Vegas!

Are Your Emotions Running the Show? Welcome to Las Vegas!  Dateline: Las Vegas International Branch Office. Professional Bull Riders Rock Bar. I’m balanced on a bar stool tapping away on my laptop. Around me are partiers not in Las Vegas to edit a manuscript. Periodically, one or several of them …

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Stress. Mowing the Lawn Can Make You Blind

Dateline: Threadgill’s Local International Branch Office and former Armadillo World Headquarters frequented by: Jimmy Buffet and Ray Charles.  How to Be Miserable and Make Stupid Mistakes The promised “Lawn Mower Incident” or how anxiety can make you blind. ANXIETY: Anxiety is the body’s reaction to a real or perceived threat. …

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