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What I learned from my wisdom project

Over the last two years, I interviewed nine women I admire as wise, all a generation older than I am, and asked them each twenty questions about relationships and life. Their responses deeply resonated with me and urged me on … Continue reading

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How do you bounce back from failure?

Failure is not my favorite topic—nor yours, I’m sure. I told the story of one of my biggest failures in Chapter 14 of Warm Cup of Wisdom, and it’s still painful to read about it. I’d rather recall my successes. … Continue reading

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How do you emerge from dark places?

At one time or another, all people go through dark times, weighed down by negative thoughts, whether depressed, anxious, lonely, sorrowful, self-pitying, or judgmental. “Automatic negative thoughts” lodge in our brains and intensify. Destructive narratives swirl in our heads, insist … Continue reading

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Ten Tips on Dealing with Anger

. . . from nine wise women interviewed for Warm Cup of Wisdom: Inspirational Insights on Relationships and Life I use an old badminton racquet, and I pound the heck out of a pillow. I do this at home, by … Continue reading

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Happiness and meaningfulness

I found this article fascinating. It’s based on work by Viktor Frankl, a psychiatrist, during his time in a Nazi concentration camp. He worked with suicidal people and came to a deeper understanding of why some people survived the horrific … Continue reading

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Insights on wisdom from Arianna Huffington

“Wisdom” is one of four keys to redefining success in Arianna Huffington’s new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder. (March 2014) She assumes we are all busy pursuing the … Continue reading

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How do you manage your relationship with your grown children?

Do you feel disappointed and disillusioned with your adult child? Or wounded by his silence, distance, or harsh words? Or are you an adult child yourself who feels feel angry toward your parents because of their judgmental and condescending attitudes? … Continue reading

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