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Curb Your Complaining
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Curb Your Complaining

by Dr. Carla Rotering   “The only thing complaining does is convince other people that you are not in control.”– Unknown There’s an old saying that “misery loves company” – and over the last couple of years, things may feel pretty miserable to many if not most of us.  It seems a natural extension to...

Unmet Expectations, Created in Isolation?
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Unmet Expectations, Created in Isolation?

We sat in the driveway, my sister and I, each peering out our opposite windows, each wrapped in the disappointing sense that we had failed one another while the uncaring car simply idled in the background. “We agreed on this” my sister said, still without turning her face toward me. “No, you told me how...

Pushing the Wild Frontier
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Pushing the Wild Frontier

When I was a youngster my parents would often tell me “Don’t get too big for your britches.” Indeed, my entire tiny village on the prairie would announce it regularly, accompanied by clicks of the tongue and a practiced scoff.