Competence: Determination to Win

I have often wondered about the components of self-esteem. In my search for higher self-esteem, I had an “Ah-Ha” moment when I realized that every time I conquered something or had a monumental task and finished it, my self-esteem went up. So, self-esteem comes

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Stress Management and the Holidays

My Christmas stress management tips are simple. As you have undoubtedly experienced in the past, this time of year produces unique stress tied to the decision making process. How much time do you spend deciding to trim your yard in multi-colored lights or just

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Positive Attitude: A View From Above

Nature has a calming effect. This picture entitled simply “A View From Above” reminds me how beautiful the world is when we leave confusion and chaos in the valley below and ascend above the clouds. Today when you listen to or read the news,

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Personal Resiliency to Withstand External Stress

The daily news is filled with external stressors: slipping financial markets, war, terrorism, increased gas and food prices to name a just a few. Added to normal life pressures, these external stressors can increase the emotional tension you feel at work and at home.

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Oversized Competition

The phenomenal display of talent displayed at the U.S. Open in Torrey Pines provided oversized entertainment and oversized lessons about life. Rocco Mediate and Tiger Woods battled for 91 holes and left us with these tutorials that are seared into my memory: Number 1

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Success: New Kid on the Team Rules

I grew up on a farm in Idaho where we had the ultimate retention policy: I couldn’t fire my brothers and sisters. As a kid, one of my chores was to tromp out in the pasture at 5:30 every afternoon and herd the cows

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