TENT CITIES AND SELF-CARE

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"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of suffering." ~Helen Keller   As she made herself comfortable on the couch opposite me, a 30-something client mentioned that she had passed a tent city on her way in. "Compared to poverty and homelessness, are my concerns worth addressing?" she wondered aloud.  T...
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Tom Glaser
Thanks, Bill!
Friday, 10 May 2019 12:08
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PUT DOWN YOUR PHONE!

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"We limit how much technology our kids use."~Steve Jobs     "What I've been doing," Bill tells me, "is not looking at my phone for at least an hour after I wake up."  To prepare for an upcoming television appearance on World Happiness Day, I'm spending an hour with my acting coach. He takes me through filmed mock interviews so I'm re...
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Tom Glaser
Yes, David, YES! I, too, meditate first thing. Makes a huge difference. Thank you for commenting. Love to you and Hugh.
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 18:52
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ACTION -> INSPIRATION -> MOTIVATION

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​ "Motivation is often the result of action, not the cause of it."~author and entrepreneur James Clear "You can't wait for inspiration," my son tells me. "You have to take action first." A college senior, Elliot is home for winter break. We're in the kitchen putting groceries away, and I've just told him how unmotivated I've been since my father di...
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Tom Glaser
A pleasure, Mon. I'm glad you enjoyed it. xoxo tjg
Thursday, 17 January 2019 13:59
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Bragging over Bowel Movements

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"He's not getting out of bed?" I repeat, alarmed by the news of my father's deteriorating health. He's dying, I think, but don't say aloud. Within 12 hours I am on a plane to Detroit to say goodbye to my Dad. Dad's Parkinson's had ravaged his body for years. Multiple spinal and knee surgeries did little to reduce his severe, chronic, sciatica pain....
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Tom Glaser
Thank you, Tuesday! See you real soon.
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 19:28
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Do we make our karma? Or does karma make us?



Have your good deeds ever paid off in unexpected ways? I was fishing through my pockets for the one thing I carry when out on my morning run: my house key. Dang! No key! It could have fallen anywhere during my 45-minute loop around Cedar Lake. A pang of anxiety started working its way through my belly. There was nothing to do but jog back to the tr...
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Tom Glaser
Thanks, LMP!
Saturday, 04 August 2018 10:41
Tom Glaser
Yes, Bill, YES! That’s a great way to think of karma. Thanks for the comments!
Saturday, 04 August 2018 10:51
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