Laughing Strengthens Your Emotional Intelligence When Things Are Tough

          When you cannot laugh, depression lurks; but is it depression or a reaction to pains all face at one time or another. Although inspired by my tendency at times to be or be seen as a Cranky Old One (COO) or a Weary Old One (WOO), no matter what a person’s age, stress, …

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From the Downhill Slope

REFLECTIONS EVALUATING THE HELPING PROCESS :  David’s crisis has me thinking a great deal about the helping process and how it can be improved. First a quick update. He remains in the hospital “On hold” for surgery as his pancreas has to “Be quieter” before his gall bladder can be removed.  He is in pain …

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On the Downhill Slope

I took my first small trip downhill when I had Rheumatic Fever and spent a year in bed as a ten or eleven year old.    Thereafter, I was kept from team sports and spent lonely school gym hours on the bench–something the other kids sometimes envied, while many  others didn’t understand. “You look healthy.” …

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