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5 Ways to Deal With Difficult People

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  Feeling like you might throttle someone? Try these tactics instead.     Ah, difficult people. There are passive aggressive—the ones who “forget” and put pork in a vegetarian’s dinner. Then there are the grumpy misanthropes, the abusive yellers, the self-centered narcissists, the Debbie Downers or Woe-Me-ers. If we’re...

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5 Ways to Deal with Difficult People

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↓ Feeling like you might throttle someone? Try these tactics instead. Ah, difficult people. There are passive aggressives—the ones who “forget” and put pork in a vegetarian’s dinner. Then there are the grumpy misanthropes, the abusive yellers, the self-centered narcissists, the Debbie Downers or Woe-Me-ers. If we’re...

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The Christmas Bird

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 The Christmas Bird On a December morning, many years ago, I brought a young, injured black-backed gull home from the beach.  It was, in fact, Christmas morning, as well as bitter cold, which may account for my act. * Injured gulls are common; nature’s maw receives them again...

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Brain Food for Happiness

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 * Compassion: Brain Food for Happiness * Did you know that compassion, the act of recognizing someone else’s suffering with the inclination to want to support them, creates important activity shifts in the brain that are associated with resiliency and well-being? I recently attended a talk at a fundraiser...

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