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How Important is It?
Happiness Toolbox / Health and Healing / pragmatic progressive

How Important is It?

 When you find yourself upset and distracted, when you find yourself in a nasty argument with someone you love, when your anxiety is high over something outside your control (other people and events), then “How important is it?” is a great emergency tool to keep in your Happiness Toolbox. Really, important compared to what?  Let go of … Continue reading

Is Trying To Change Someone Else Driving You Crazy?  My Al-Anon Story
Back Then / Happiness Toolbox / Health and Healing

Is Trying To Change Someone Else Driving You Crazy? My Al-Anon Story

Have you made your happiness depend on  someone else changing their behavior? When the life of someone close to you seems to be spinning out of control – your spouse, your child, your parent; it affects you too. Naturally, you want to help. You want life to stay as normal as possible. You want to … Continue reading

Open Letter To Disheartened Sanders Supporters
Politics / pragmatic progressive

Open Letter To Disheartened Sanders Supporters

From: Gerry Straatemeier, Co-Founder of the Progressive Caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party and a retired State Committeewoman. First, CONGRATULATIONS to Senator Sanders and to all my Bernie friends! What an awesome campaign! A powerful, refreshing, breath of fresh air! Even if you feel angry and disheartened after Hillary was nominated despite everything Bernie did … Continue reading