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Caution: Idiots May be Offended by this Post

If I were an Idiot, I could… Be offered a contract with a major publisher to write a “how to have 6-pack abs and zero brains” book that my “people” would pay some PR agency large sums of money to promote … Continue reading

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Break Out of Your Box

Years ago I had the opportunity to go to a program by Stedman Graham. He talked about not allowing people to put you in a box and ways to break free from that box. It made me think about my … Continue reading

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Unrealistic Expectations

Each time I travel to Florida I have set the expectation of laying in the tropical sun and returning with a tan that would make the Bain de Sole tan woman jealous. However; the last few trips have been met … Continue reading

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A Fundamental Rule of Caregiving (that No one can seem to Follow)

An essential imperative of caregiving is: Take care of yourself.  However; the majority of family caregivers are so busy taking care of others that they neglect to care for themselves.  The sad irony is that if caregivers made it a … Continue reading

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Duty and Honor

On a full flight from Atlanta to Chicago I noticed a soldier was sitting behind me.  As is my custom I thanked him for his service to which he sheepishly responded “thank you”.  A few minutes before take off the … Continue reading

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Permission to Fail

A few years ago I was part of an expert panel discussion on “How to care for yourself while caregiving” through WEGO Health and one of the other panelist, Ben Murphy (@athletdad) shared a great point.  He said that one … Continue reading

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Drive By Advice

At an event for business owners, a friend of mine used the term “drive by advice” in describing how, when starting a business it seems like everyone (even those who have never owned a business) want to give us advice … Continue reading

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