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Dealing With Stress

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Dealing With Stress

“I’m so stressed out!”, said the middle-aged man who sat in my office as a new client.  “I’m overwhelmed with work and some days I hate my life”.  I remember him wringing his hands and holding his face, running his hands through his hair, over and over throughout the session.  It was obvious in this man’s race against stress that the stressors were winning.  He reported not sleeping well, not thinking clearly (which added to the work stress), being irritable for no apparent reason, being forgetful, feeling tired most of the time and the one symptom that caused him to...

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Ping Pong and Life

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Ping Pong and Life

     Here we are a few days before the New Year. Do you set goals and brainstorm resolutions? A lot of people do, but few keep them. Just check out a gym in January and return in March, according to US News, 12% join in January compared to 8.3% on average other months. Why wait till January to change your life. When people decide to join a gym, they want to change something about themselves. Losing weight, feeling better, meeting someone new, and other changes are possible when you exercise.  Physical, mental and relationship changes are only three of...

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All I want for Christmas...

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All I want for Christmas...

An interesting thought crept into my head early the morning before Thanksgiving. Strangely enough it had nothing to do with turkey and pies. On Thanksgiving Day many families, like mine, stand around the table holding hands and say what they are thankful for. It is the single most day out of the year people in the United States give thanks. Over the next month begins the asking season. Often the very same day, people begin asking, “What do you want?” We even create elaborate detailed lists to make the gift-giving season easier. We write letters to a fictional character in...

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