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December 8, 2015

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Have you had your DDD (a.k.a. Daily Dose of Disaster) today? Lately, it has felt as if we wake up every morning to a DDD. What is today’s DDD? Will it be a mild supplement or a mega dose? What are we to do with the constant news streams, alerts, and updates? How do we

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September 21, 2015

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“Set a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you grow into the person who can.” ~Anonymous I read this today and it resonated instantly. While I don’t personally have an astronomical goal in mind, I firmly believe that we each have the capacity to grow into the person we aspire to be.

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August 11, 2015

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We have often heard, “It’s not how you start, but how you finish.” When it comes to my day, it is how I start and how I finish. Before I knew the term, “bookending,” I was actually doing it. And perhaps we all do it. We start and end our day essentially the same way,

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May 1, 2015

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When we think of “story,” we tend to think of three bears, a boy with magical powers, or the latest novel we’ve read. But story is so much more than that. Story guides our personal lives, as well as our collective culture. The U.S. was established as a nation whose shared story was “equality for

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April 1, 2015

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Do you NEED a study break or do you just THINK you do? “The body achieves what the mind believes” ~Jim Evans Research from a group of Stanford University psychologists led by Dr. Veronika Jobs supports the idea that you only “need” a study break because you have been conditioned to believe you do. With

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April 1, 2015

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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~William Durant If excellence is a habit, so is complacency. How do we move away from negative habits that do not serve us and toward habits that restore and support our growth and happiness? Most of us respond to this

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February 16, 2015

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Question: Are you more willing to go a week without your car, best friend, or cell phone? I’m pretty sure I know what most of you would say! A study conducted by Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and reported in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions revealed that on average, college students spend 9 hours per

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February 16, 2015

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It’s a beautiful Friday, the sun is shining, and all is right with the world when you run into an old acquaintance and stumble over her name. She not only remembers you, but your husband, children, and what you wore to HER wedding. You cannot get away from the encounter soon enough and leave feeling

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January 3, 2015

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At times, we each experience overwhelming and stressful circumstances that burden us physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and/or financially. We may be unhappy in our careers, fighting illness, or feel disconnected from friends, family, and community. Sometimes it is less obvious and we think that we should be happy, but still aren’t. Our circumstances, and those

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December 20, 2014

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“This is just the way I am.” How many times have you said that? Sometimes as an excuse, other times as an explanation. “This is just the way I am…I worry, procrastinate, am impatient or sensitive, become anxious or act impulsively.” What does “just the way I am” mean? Just because we have always been

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