3 Signs You’re the Toxic Person in Your Workplace (and What to Do About It)

People tend to have a natural aversion to those who make it all about themselves: 3 Signs You’re the Toxic Person in Your Workplace (and What to Do About It)

Here’s a cool shot from way up on the Keweenaw Peninsula. See more in Patton Photography’s Michigan gallery on Flickr & have a great week: Canopy of Color

5 Ways to Know You Found the Right One

Finding the Right One is the Gift that Keeps on Giving: 5 Ways to Know You Found the Right One

How to have a difficult conversation

Avoidance will only foster more conflict. Aim for a shared understanding with these techniques from an expert mediator: How to have a difficult conversation | Psyche Guides

People’s words and actions can actually shape your brain — a neuroscientist explains how 

It’s ironic but true: The best thing for your nervous system is another human and the worst thing for your nervous system is another human. Neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett tells us why: People’s words and actions can actually shape your brain — a neuroscientist explains how 

How to Cook a Mississippi Slugburger with George Motz

I learned about this guy reading reading an article in the Green Bay Press Gazette. If you like burgers, check it out…

One Simple Way to Maintain a Happy Marriage

Why some couples walk down the aisle and into the sunset: One Simple Way to Maintain a Happy Marriage

Riding the Pere Marquette Trail

I took some time off yesterday to clear my head with one more epic bike ride of the season. Here’s some of what I saw along the way…

I love my Michigan…

My last word

I don’t often post political thoughts here but the circumstances are different in this election…

My Trump Dump

I was a Republican who was once the Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin before I turned the gavel over to Reince Priebus, who became Chief of Staff for President Trump. I left the party in 2009 and I voted for Joe Biden last Tuesday. Why? This simple post sums it up…

I don’t need to look beyond this info. It’s the last one that really gets me.

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Why are We Told That Good Grades Lead to Success in Life?

It’s time we prioritize humanistic aptitude over analytic in defining success: Why are We Told That Good Grades Lead to Success in Life?

Radical Self-Care to Protect Your Overall Well-Being

Learning to care for yourself allows you to be there for others: Radical Self-Care to Protect Your Overall Well-Being

Can Exercise Help With Work-Life Balance?

Exercise creates this sense of self-efficacy, or confidence because we accomplish something each time we set out to exercise. 

Build self-efficacy to help manage work and life: Can Exercise Help With Work-Life Balance?

Psychology Explains Why Being Single Is Better Than a Toxic Relationship

It might not feel like it in the heat of the moment, but being single proves better than being in a toxic relationship. Here’s the proof: Psychology Explains Why Being Single Is Better Than a Toxic Relationship

toxic relationship

7 Things Your Relationship Should Be Able To Withstand

You should be able to spend a few days apart from each other without self-destructing: 7 Things Your Relationship Should Be Able To Withstand

All suffering is caused by ignorance

Post by @astroloupicus: All suffering is caused by ignorance

Change 2020: Choice or Chance?

Better decisions arise from honest personal inquiries: Change 2020: Choice or Chance?

Psychische Krankheiten als Corona-Folge

Das Corona-Virus ist für Betroffene nicht nur eine physische Belastung mit Krankheitssymptomen: Psychische Krankheiten als Corona-Folge

Is Your Relationship Headed for Marriage?

New research finds that rituals may help reveal your relationship’s fate: Is Your Relationship Headed for Marriage?

Sunday Afternoon

It is just me or does life in quarantine seem like one big long Sunday afternoon? Or perhaps Monday morning now that I think of it…

Live & Learn

It felt as if one’s entire world was one, long Sunday afternoon. Nothing to do. Nowhere to go.

—  Ralph Gibson


Photo: Eric Kanigan of Sully. More on our Sully here and here and here.

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Debate pain.

The Emotional Toll of Living With a Borderline Individual

To the borderline, everyone is either a saint or a devil: The Emotional Toll of Living With a Borderline Individual

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