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Life Lesson From A Hamster About Solving Problems

I got home late at night. It had been a long day and it was just a few minutes before bed time. I went to check on our hamster, Humphrey. When I opened his cage, he immediately crawled up a small set of cardboard stairs he had and looked up at me. The look on […]

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Interview With the Corona Virus

This video is an exclusive interview with the Corona Virus (COVID-19). The virus has a discussion wherein it explains how happy it is to have people discussing the fact that we are in “uncertain times” or “unprecedented times.”

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Uncertain How to Proceed in Uncertain Times without Unprecedented Uncertainty

I was watching television the other day and commercials came on. Everyone was jumping on the COVID advertising bandwagon. Commercial after commercial said either the words, “uncertain” or “uncertainty.” “Unprecedented” was being thrown around to a lesser extent. When I drove to the store to get some essentials, I turned the radio on. Same thing. […]

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Injured By Positivity

In February of 2019, Said Mechaout walked up to Stefano Leo and slit his throat with a knife. The two didn’t know each other. Mechaout just found Leo walking up the street. During interrogation, Mechaout admitted to the crime and told police, “I killed Stefano Leo because he seemed like a happy person.” It’s kind […]

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The Flip

When I started working as an attorney in family law, it didn’t take long before I experienced, “the Flip.” I represented a woman. Her ex was physically abusive. It was painfully clear she was telling the truth. We had a recording of her being attacked by her ex, photographs of bruises, and the testimony of […]

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Are You Drinking the COVID Kool-Aid?

In November of 1978 Jim Jones led over 900 people into drinking a cyanide-laced Kool-Aid-like drink. The result was mass suicide. From that event we coined the phrase, “drinking the Kool-Aid.” The expression is relevant to situations in which someone or a group of people are mindlessly devoted to a cause. It’s especially germane when […]

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What Sei Weng’s Horse Can Teach Us About COVID-19

Sei Weng’s Story There is an old Taoist story about a man named, Sei Weng, that has relevance to what’s happening to us today. Sei Weng was a Chinese farmer. He lived with his son. They had a beautiful horse that was the envy of everyone in the village. One day Sei Weng’s son left […]

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The Vaccine for the Corona Virus’s Fear and Anger Contagion

The other day I was in a gaming store and watched as a patron was virtually yelling at a clerk about how angry he was that people were buying all the toilet paper. “It doesn’t make any sense! Why toilet paper?! Like that’s going to stop them from getting sick!” What caught my attention was […]

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Gratitude: The Key to Conflict

In this video we discuss the power of using gratitude as a tool when you’re in the midst of conflict. It will help you to feel better and will cause the other side to attack you less.  

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Pain Begets Pain

In this video, we look at the effect of pain on others around you and on you.