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Today I Remember My Friend

Today I Remember My Friend

Today I take moment to think about a good friend I lost to cancer a few years ago on this day November 13, 2016. Markus Allen was full of life...
5 Ways to Boost Your Midday Mental Slump

5 Ways to Boost Your Midday Mental Slump

Turn the midday slump into a time of power and productivity Most people feel droopy after lunch, and there are many theories on why this is. Sleep doctors will say...
Top Thirteen (Yes, 13) Posts To Read About Stress

Top Thirteen (Yes, 13) Posts To Read About Stress

Are you stressed? Most of us are at least at a few points in our lives. Trying to make sense of things and learn how to relax? We all need...
5 Traits of an ADHD-Friendly Teacher

5 Traits of an ADHD-Friendly Teacher

If you’ve gone through school with ADHD, you can probably think of some frustrating classes you had and some teachers who weren’t sympathetic. If you’re lucky, you can also think...

Power Over Your Happy Brain Chemicals

This is a guest post by Loretta Graziano Breuning, PhD Happiness is often viewed as our natural default state, so it seems like something is wrong if you’re not happy—...
Today I Love Making Myself Laugh

Today I Love Making Myself Laugh

Today I love making myself laugh, especially if my past self can make my present self laugh. I love reading the things I wrote years ago on today’s date in...
5 Ways to Practice Gratitude

5 Ways to Practice Gratitude

Practicing gratitude has become trendy. But that doesn’t make it any less important or meaningful or nourishing. Practicing gratitude doesn’t mean ignoring or dismissing our pain. (Please give yourself plenty...
Building Stories From Tiny Slivers All Around Us

Building Stories From Tiny Slivers All Around Us

Years ago, Andrea Pippins had a coffee date with a friend, where Pippins shared her dream of publishing a book. Her friend was so encouraging and helpful that when Pippins...
How Narcissists React to Information About Narcissism

How Narcissists React to Information About Narcissism

In my article titled How Narcissists Play the Victim and Twist the Story, someone in the comment section asked me about a narcissistic person’s reaction to such an article. Here’s...
How To Stay Calm During A Pitch

How To Stay Calm During A Pitch

Pitching a movie or TV show is one of the most anxiety-provoking experiences a writer will go through.  The people you pitch to are from a different planet.  They are...
Cop Out: Policing Your Thoughts

Cop Out: Policing Your Thoughts

“How will I know if–or when–I defeat this thing?” As my mind ruminates about recovery, I almost have to laugh. If there is one thing to get “stuck on,” it...
The Bundle

The Bundle

THE BUNDLE This is a true story, it happened in a moment one icy Sunday morning in Duncannon PA. Aaron was just a few months old. It  was on this...
5 Things Happy People Consistently Do

5 Things Happy People Consistently Do

Happiness can be a habit Do what happy people do if you want to feel good. Joyful individuals behave in certain ways, avoiding some actions and embracing others. When you stop...
Work Email Can Be Counterproductive for Managers

Work Email Can Be Counterproductive for Managers

A new study suggests email may be just a hassle rather than a benefit for managers, unless the email is “well-managed.” In fact, researchers from Michigan State University recommend that...