Ending the War on Drugs

  As a professional substance abuse counselor who has worked with thousands of people working to achieve recovery, I do believe we should regulate and legalize all drugs. We’ve been fighting and losing the war on drugs for years and we need some new approaches.   The truth is, only about 25% of people who…

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Maybe Imposter Syndrome Never Fully Goes Away…

Maybe Imposter Syndrome never fully goes away… For those who may not be familiar with the term, Imposter Syndrome refer to “an internal experience of believing that you are not as competent as others perceive you to be.” Well said, Google.   Still, as much as it pains me to admit, it’s true… I’ve been operating…

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Trying to Eliminate Anxiety is the Wrong Goal

Did you know? Trying to eliminate, reduce, or manage anxiety is the WRONG GOAL and will actually get you worse results. Rather it’s better to view any feelings of anxiety as a temporary companion and one of life’s greatest teachers!   Don’t believe me? Think of it this way…   There are two sayings that…

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The 5 Myths of Worry and How to Dispute Them

  Ever find yourself consumed with worry and unable to break the cycle? Ever feel like worry consumes your whole day and sucks the energy from you? If so, you’re not alone!   If worry is something you struggle with from time to time, I’m going to give you 5 tips that can help you break that…

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The Ten Principles of Goal Setting: COVID-19 Edition

We’re coming up on that time of the year when fitness goals are set and resolutions are made. No matter that 80% of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned by February, we still find ourselves renewing our unused gym memberships or googling the most painless, delicious, quick-results diets on the market. With COVID-19 closing gyms and…

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Hero Post #3: Greg Mahle

You don’t have to be a professional athlete or celebrity to be a hero!   If you’re not familiar with Greg, that’s okay. It’s never been his goal to be famous. Rather, Greg has made it his life mission to rescue as many displaced dogs as possible and connect them with loving forever families.  …

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Hero Post #2: My Grandmother, Marge Soller

As many of you may know, my grandparents were both very influential to me growing up. Unfortunately, my grandparents on my father’s side passed away when I was in grade school, but my grandparents on my mother’s side were very involved in my upbringing throughout my life.   Many of my friends from childhood will…

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Tyler’s Poli-Tips for Politics this Holiday Season

  As the holiday season draws near and some of us will be seeing extended family – whether in small gatherings or virtually – it can be expected that at some point the 2020 election will be mentioned. A particularly polarizing election, lines have been drawn, sides chosen, and tempers seem to boil no matter…

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Hero Post #1: Mario Lemieux

  When I was in second grade, our teacher, Mr. Conway, had all of us students write a letter to someone we admired as a local hero. I suggested Mario Lemieux, and fortunately, the class agreed. The year was 1994 and Mario Lemieux had just helped lead the Penguins to back to back Stanley Cup…

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