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"Ballroom dancing helps us over our rough spots."
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"Sometimes I live in the country. Sometimes I live in town. And sometimes I take a great notion to jump in the river and drown."
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'Reality. It's been my one terrible blind spot for years.'
'Managing change is all about coping with the unexpected and you don't get more unexpected than this.'
"And now a correction: Portions of last night's story on diving mules which were read with an air of ironic detachment should actually have been presented with earnest concern."
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"Memoir, Chapter 1. At times, I think I may have never fully gotten over the death of my parents..."
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"What's your secret of self-quarantining for YEARS and staying sane?"
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Welcome to the Great All-Purpose Geographic Cure!
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"He still finds giving negative feedback really difficult!"
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"It's nice, but how do you adjust the sleep number?''
Sisyphus Learns to Cope
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Ice Cream Flavors
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Four Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Co-Workers...
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'Inspections are always stressful...but he's been taught some coping strategies that seem to be helping.'
'We annoy them, but no one can say we bore them.'
The end is not near - so cope!
How I learned to stop worrying and start hammering
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"Has it occurred to you that you occasionally feign a lack of understanding?" "What the hell does that mean?"
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"Certainly I love you, Gayle, but I'm able to compartmentalize."
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"Magic bottle, take me away!"
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"I deal. Therefore, I am an idealist!"
'That jar is not for money. It's for coping tips I can use to satisfy my spiritual needs.'
The 'worry list' is a tool used to help get a handle on stress and anxiety.
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'Frustrated? Try a Bigger Hammer!'
'It's good to see you sweating off your stress.'