Monthly Archives: January 2011

Are You a Results Addict?

There’s an old Woody Allen joke from the movie, Annie Hall, that you might remember: ……………….. A guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, “Doc, my brother’s crazy; he thinks he’s a chicken.” And the doctor says, “Well, why don’t you … Continue reading

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What I Learned from Jack LaLanne (1914-2011)

When I heard that Jack LaLanne passed away yesterday, at the age of 96, I bowed my head slightly and smiled with respect. As a kid in the 70’s,  I remember seeing him on television, demonstrating his “trim-nastics,” promoting health … Continue reading

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A 5,000 Year-Old Quiz

A long time ago, there lived a virtuous Indian prince named Yudhisthira (Yoo-dis-teer). He was the eldest of five brothers, and together, they were known as the Pandavas. One day, while they were living in exile in the forest, the … Continue reading

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Talking With Monsters

Among some of my favorite bloggers, there’s been some talk about monsters, of late. By monsters, I mean the voices in our heads that say hurtful things: It can’t be done! Who do you think you are? You lousy, no … Continue reading

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How Stories Shape Us

When I was a kid, I read Archie Comics and MAD magazine, Nancy Drew books and almost the entire Judy Blume collection. It wasn’t high literature; I just appreciated a good story, which is why I also saw every episode … Continue reading

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