DAD rules (Diabetic Alert Dogs)

A Word Press Daily Prompt asks  “In your imaginary award acceptance speech (yes, we know you have one), who’s the very last — and most important — person you thank?” We moved many times during my early childhood. Money problems. The worse move took me to a new school where as the first new kid …

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A new me? No thanks

Self-acceptance is a sign of #Emotional_Intelligence.  So amid the many New Year resolutions calling for a new or slightly new you, it might be better to say,  “Thank you, but no Thank You. Me as I am now is good enough. Emotional Intelligence thoughts Perfection is preached and when we are not perfect, we are …

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SIMPLE DISTORTIONS

TOPIC 66  DISTORTION  For at least the past 30 years, I have ranted against Parent Blaming. Jerome Kagan, a leading theorist about human nature  thinks what makes us us is a mix of hundreds and hundreds of things.  Pressed he offered a list of eight things.  Parents were on the list as influences but so …

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DAILY POST CHALLENGE

Most Americans worry about personal failure–on school tasks when young, on one’s vocation when older. But the emotion that follows failure depends on the interpretation imposed; shame if due to inadequate talent, anger if the product of prejudice, and guilt if the result of insufficient effort.                   …

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