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Time Management Tips Still Effective

Posted: September 23, 2015

Can you believe it? We’re almost done with the 3rd Quarter! We made it through the heat of the summer; the new school is open; and for many of us, our fall activities are in full swing. 

So what’s next? Do we put it on cruise control and coast from now until Christmas? Or do we push pause to get a breather? Or maybe choose what’s behind Door #3, and see what else we can get into during the last three months of the year?

One approach might be to ask yourself this question: What did you want to do this year that you haven’t gotten done yet? Maybe there’s something you can still do about it. You’ve still got time. 

Battle With Addiction, Part 2: “Eight Long Years: D.J.’s Story”

Posted: September 17, 2015

Word spread that I was talking to people about their past drug addiction and dependency. I was surprised at how many people were contacting me, willing to tell their story. 

One mother I happened to know, reached out and told me her son D.J. was in recovery. They thought it might help others if they talked about it. So I met with them to hear his story.

TD: Tell me what you’ve been in rehab for.

Which Type Are You

Posted: September 16, 2015

Last week I wrote about two ways we can look at life: Seeing the glass half-full vs. half-empty. We’re usually one or the other; rarely are we both. 

This week I’d like to look at two other personality traits. Just as with last week, these two things are probably also mutually exclusive. 

How do you handle tough situations? Like when you get that sinking feeling that it’s going to be harder than you thought it would be. Or when you’re in deep waters and problems start to show up. 

Battle With Addiction (Part 1), “Breaking Free: Joe’s Story”

Posted: September 10, 2015

I first met Joe about 7 years ago when he joined one of our Biggest Loser groups. He’d put on a significant amount of weight and wanted to take it off. He got into running, and worked hard enough to win that Biggest Loser, losing over 40 lbs in 12 weeks. In a year or so, he lost about 100 lbs.

At the time, I didn’t know Joe had struggled with dependence on drugs. Or that he’d been instrumental in getting a local chapter of Narcotics Anonymous (NA) going at the Human Resource Center (HRC). He has decided he needed to tell his story.

TD: How did you first get started using, and how old were you?

Reaching for a Balance

Posted: September 09, 2015

How do you look at things? Is your glass half-full or half-empty? Is pretty good, good enough, or do you keep looking for ways to make it better?

I admit I’m kind of a glass half-empty kind of guy. I know I should be more able to see the glass half-full and be positive, and I’m working on that. 

But I tend to see all the things I didn’t do, or couldn’t do, or did wrong, or can’t do yet… you get the idea. 

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