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Why no one figured out I was depressed for 35 years (including myself)

Tantrums aren’t uncommon in kids. They’re not necessarily a red flag indicating something is wrong at a deeper level – unless, of course, that kid is 25 years old. And their tantrums have escalated to throwing beer bottles through the bedroom window. Not OUT the bedroom window, mind you, but THROUGH it, glass and all. …

Are you ready for letting go and moving on?

Is this something you’ve been wanting to say and do: Hello Baggage, It’s time to start a brand new decade without you. Are you dragging yourself into the next decade saddled with fear, doubt and resentments? Or bounding enthusiastically into your next stage of success? What if you made this YOUR DECADE to start fresh, …

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Make 2020 the year that rocks your world

Do all your years kind of blend together into one big blob? You wonder where the heck the time goes, and when all those goals you set at the beginning of each year might actually come to fruition. The answer, unfortunately, may be never. Because, as they say: If nothing changes, nothing changes. And unless …

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Your life story got you down? Rewrite it

When you think back on your life, is it easier to remember something like getting a happy red tricycle for your birthday or the way the kids used to throw spitballs at the back of your head? No matter how happy or how bright the tricycle, we’re more likely to remember the spitballs. The same …

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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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Top recovery slogans that work for everyone

When you first start attending recovery meetings, you might notice all kinds of strange sayings plastered all over the walls. They’re short and memorable, but not always considered sweet. In fact, many folks say they absolutely hated all those recovery sayings when they first got sober. But once they start working a recovery program, they …

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Reiki explained: Reiki benefits and FAQ

My arms hurt like hell a few years back. So bad, I could barely bend them without wincing in agony. I had double tendonitis in both elbows, most likely caused by hours spent every day on my computer sitting in some weird, cramped-up position. I tried copper cuffs, healing balms, special exercises and all kinds …

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How surrender saved my life (twice)

We’re rough, tough and ready for action, right? So why the heck would we EVER surrender to anything? Surrender brings to mind some whimpering, beat-up thing waving a ragged white flag. That’s not a pretty picture. But neither is the reality you get from fighting something you know you can’t beat. Or having your fingernails …

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Top reasons you’re perpetually overwhelmed

Packed schedule. Scattered mind. That feeling of being pulled in 10,000 directions with no end of the mounting tasks in sight. There may come a time when feeling overwhelmed stops becoming a temporary phase and starts becoming a way of life. That’s when it’s time to do something before your head explodes. A previous post …

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Feeling overwhelmed? Here’s how to fix it

Maybe you feel it coming. That tenseness in your shoulders. Those swirling thoughts dancing in your head. That sensation in your stomach that feels like a legion of rats is scurrying about at high-velocity speeds. For me, these are all surefire signs that overwhelm is rising to the surface and about to engulf me whole. …