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Healthy Boundaries: Do You Have Them?

We’re all way too familiar with boundaries lately, thanks to the social distancing stuff that tells us to Stay Back 6 Feet. But those aren’t the only boundaries going on in our lives. We also have personal boundaries we need to set – and maintain – if we want to remain centered, balanced and at …

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Does this Coronavirus Shirt Offend You? It’s BANNED from Online Shop

The following is an open letter to the online shop that banned my Social Distancing Shirts, saying they were in violation of their policies. Dear Sir or Madam: I do hope this letter finds you well. I also do hope I am not offending any sensitivities using the term “Madam” in my greeting. Because it …

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Is there a bright side to COVID-19?

No doubt the world can feel a little dreadful right about now in the midst of the coronavirus scare. But it’s up to you if you stay trapped in that dread – or rise above it with a positive attitude. One way to get into the groove of a positive attitude is to look on …

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Ready to snap, relapse or binge? Try this cool recovery trick instead

We’ve all met the straw that breaks the camel’s back. It’s typically an incidental, tiny-little thing that sends us into an emotional explosion. If we’re really lucky, it’s accompanied by some type of behavior that leaves us needing to: Apologize for lashing out like a wicked banshee at the nearest person Borrow money to pay …

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How your emotions make (or break) your success

“Bad things always happen to me.” “I was born under a bad sign.” “What’s the point? Nothing gets better anyway.” Yikes! You may know folks that talk like this once in a while (or even all the time). They are definitely no fun to hang around. They’re giant vacuums that suck the life right out …

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How NOT to take things personally

Back in the days when I was a jerk (read: drinking), I recall a rainy day on the subway train when I stomped on a lady’s foot because she was laughing. Not just because she was laughing, mind you, but because I was convinced she was laughing at ME. I remember feeling like a total …

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The dangerous effects of isolation (from a former Isolation Queen)

When you’ve had a tough day, few things are more delicious than curling up with your dog, putting your TV streaming option on auto-play, and shutting out the rest of the world. Whether you call it downtime, alone time or “me” time, we all need time to decompress away from the rest of society. The …