Do Values Matter?

Values are important.  We talk about them in school, at home, in political circles, and even on a global human scale.  But how important are values?  Or maybe a better question is, when are values important?  Perhaps even still, the best question is, what determines whether or not a value is significant and worthy of…

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I Assumed You Knew

It has been a long week, working long hours with unexpected emergencies at the office, and frankly, you’re exhausted.  You are so very much looking forward to Saturday on the couch with an afternoon of college football.  As you gather your favorite snacks and beverages, you flip on the TV.  You are just about to…

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Has Your Mind Been Hijacked?

“Perhaps sometimes when I smell freshly baked cookies, my brain can’t think about anything else except getting one of those cookies.  So, I suppose it gets hijacked then.”  True, but I am referring to hijacking that actually impacts our ability to rationally process our thoughts. In a research study conducted with 520 subjects at the…

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Don’t You Love to Suffer?

Not Me!  You are probably thinking that is a pretty dumb question and I can understand your sentiment.  I don’t think most of us would choose to suffer, yet, in a variety of ways, we all experience suffering.  But have you ever considered that suffering can make you stronger? Two psychologists from the University of…

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