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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.'
"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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"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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Man has a storm over his head, which ends up growing a flower on his head.
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Ice Cream Flavors
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'Inspections are always stressful...but he's been taught some coping strategies that seem to be helping.'
"I just need a few minutes with the auto-sensor to regain my illusion of control."
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'We annoy them, but no one can say we bore them.'
The end is not near - so cope!
"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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"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.'
Annual Convention of Procrastinators: 'Where is everybody?'
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: CLEAN UNDERWEAR
'Son, you can always do what I used to do, during times of financial stress - have an anxiety attack.'
"I feel guilty...you doing all that homework while I enjoy this piece of cake."