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The Wolves Within

The mind grows by what it feeds on~Josiah G. Holland This quotation reminds me of a Native American story in which an elderly Cherokee teaches his grandson about life. The grandfather said that there is a terrible fight inside of him. The fight is between two wolves, one urging him toward peace, love, self-confidence, and […]

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Complaining, for your Health

[Barbara Neal Varma’s summary of Robin Kowalski’s research in The Atlantic makes for some interesting reading!] In his 1964 book Games People Play, psychiatrist Eric Berne describes what he calls the “Yes, but” communication pattern: First, one person states a problem. Next, another person responds by offering suggestions on how to solve it. The first then says, […]

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