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There has got to be a Morning After

There has got to be a Morning After

We have all heard of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder); less is written about PTG: Post Traumatic Growth. PTG is the positive psychological transformation than…

July 9, 2024

How Cognitively Fit Are You?

We think a lot about physical fitness; seems like there is a gym every 10 blocks. We care about emotional fitness as well; at times…

July 2, 2024

What Do You Feed Daily?

Virtually everything in your life is there because in some way you participated in or acquiesced in its creation. It may not have been a…

June 20, 2024

Extraordinary Comes From How You Do the Day-to-Day Ordinary

Most of us have heard the quote attributed to Aristotle: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”…

May 21, 2024

You Get To Choose What You Think About

Yes, you can choose your thoughts. And yes, to a certain extent, it is a learned skill set but one anyone can acquire if the…

May 2, 2024

Is it Still Your Biggest Rock?

‘Biggest Rock First’ refers to putting your most important priorities on your schedule first and then fitting other, lesser priorities in around them, a time/energy/life…

April 30, 2024

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

The quote is by the poet Mary Oliver (1935-2019, Pulitzer Prize winner) and the elegant beauty of it always spoke volumes to me. I live…

April 23, 2024

Practice is a Skill

Or more fully stated: ‘effective practice is a learnable skillset’. It may sound like heresy, but not all practice is good practice or at least…

April 9, 2024

Will is a Skill

For many of us and for much of our lives we have absorbed the concept that willpower, along with its close cousin, self-discipline, is an…

April 4, 2024

Baker’s Dozen

Recently, I was asked: “What is the most valuable piece of advice you would give to anyone new at TCC who is looking to grow…

April 2, 2024

Life is a Roll Call

Roll Call: The reading aloud of a list of names, and subsequent responses, to determine who is present or absent. Every day, the sun rises,…

March 26, 2024

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