Why Taking Care of Yourself is NOT Selfish

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We are raised to believe that selfishness is a bad trait, but putting yourself first may be an altruistic act.

Life Isn’t Fair and Other Important Life Lessons in Adages

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Adages are simple, clear and are immediately understood in the context of any situation. As well as clichéd and trite. These are a few of the best.

Clothes Don’t Make the Man. Not Entirely.

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Your appearance coveys visual clues about who you are and what you are about.

Understanding Support Versus Tolerance

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In many cases when people believe that they are receiving support, they are actually just being shown tolerance.

The Three “R’s” of Adulthood

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What is it that defines the state of adulthood?

Only You Are You

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What we make or do with what we are given determines who we are.

The Problem with First Impressions

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The first impression may be important, but it’s far from being the whole package.

The Mother of all Four Letter Words.

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There are times that actually call for the use of an obscenity.

The Conundrum of Compromise

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Listen to an audio version of this article Life necessitates a great deal of compromise. And unfortunately there are many misconceptions, even deceptions, about compromise. In situations of disagreement, conflict, competition for resources, organizational or familial change, compromise is expected, encouraged, and may even be mandated. This may not be ideal. The perception that compromise […]

Auld Lang Syne: Reflections on the New Year

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Listen to an audio version of this article Auld Lang Syne Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days o’ lang syne![i] I’m really not good at endings. Any leaving I’ve ever taken, every departure I’ve ever made, any job I’ve ever exited, voluntarily or not, […]