Locus of Control:  How Outcomes in Life are Determined

Posted on May 12th, 2022
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“Things worthwhile generally don’t just happen,” Branch Rickey, the Hall of Fame major league baseball executive declared. “Luck is a fact, but should not be a factor. Good luck is what is left over after intelligence and effort have combined at their best…luck is the residue of design.” Rickey firmly believed that we author our own […]

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100 Million Americans Suffer from Chronic Pain

Posted on May 6th, 2022
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In an effort to mitigate pain caused by contractions during childbirth, Jessica Delfino broke into song.  Using a karaoke YouTube video from her husband’s phone, she joined Jimmy Buffett in belting out Margaritaville. “‘Nibblin on sponge cake,’ I began singing, uncertain, wondering if I was in some sort of labor-induced mania,” Delfino wrote in a story […]

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Radu Lupu’s Story:  It was Always About the Music

Posted on April 29th, 2022
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“The artist should have his own voice,” pianist Radu Lupu said.  “Everyone tells a story differently and that story should be told compellingly and spontaneously. If it is not compelling and convincing, it is without value.  The most important thing is to play.  Enjoy is not the word, but to be able to feel that […]

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Grief Bacon

Posted on April 22nd, 2022
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What is grief bacon? The term is a direct translation of the German word kummerspeck.  It refers to the overeating people do to cope with the trauma of grief. We know that dealing with the death of a significant other frequently involves appetite changes.  Overeating, stress eating, and binge eating are on one side of the equation — […]

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­­­­­­­­­­­­­Augusta National:  The Tradition That Always Delivers

Posted on April 15th, 2022
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After a two-year hiatus, The Masters returned to pre-pandemic form this year. The patrons flocked to Augusta National in full force.  For a few blessed April days, the world of beauty, order, and civility emanated from that beloved golfing cathedral. We may not have fully escaped the COVID-19 nightmare, but it was good to be […]

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