Tag Archives: self-help

Frenemy

I had originally planned to write about auto insurance for today’s blog post, but I shelved that idea in favor of another topic. This is just as or more important than insuring your vehicle. There is a different, older type … Continue reading

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Self-Care

As we age, it’s easy to surrender to default behavior patterns. At least this has been true for me.  To counter this tendency, medical and mental health  professionals recommend self-care. Of course, we recognize that this does not mean do … Continue reading

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Gratitude–Actually?

I had been half listening to an interview on the radio during a long drive the other day. The guest advocated cultivating an attitude of gratitude in order to attract more good things into ones life. Soon, I began to … Continue reading

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Subliminal Communication Month

It was probably around 1983 that I turned to subliminal messaging audiotapes to help me stop smoking cigarettes. I had tried other techniques, including quitting “cold turkey”, but I couldn’t make it through longer than a few hours without a … Continue reading

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Self-Improvement Day

The Charles Atlas advertisement appeared in nearly every comic book I owned. I wanted to send a dime to the company for their brochure, but my parents didn’t allow that. Even though I still came across his ads in “Boys Life” and other … Continue reading

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Magnificent Desolation (Review)

In one way, astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s second autobiography, Magnificent Desolation, is like the tone poem by Richard Strauss, “Also Sprach Zarathustra”.  The first portion builds up to a dizzying climax and then settles into standard fare.  The “theme” to the … Continue reading

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Improve The World?

Self improvement has become somewhat fashionable these days. This is fine, for the most part.  There are the physical fitness programs to enhance our personal health. We have spiritual and contemplative practices to uplift us. Motivational speakers and seminars to … Continue reading

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