Tag: despair

Searching for Peace Amidst Despair

  It’s been 46 days since I’ve run.       Forty-six days ago I hurt myself while training for a half marathon.  I was devastated.  I read up on running injuries and followed all the advice – I iced, I took ibuprofen, I stretched, I rested, you name it.  After a torturous week of

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Words to Live By, Part II: What’s the Down Side?

Here’s another magical phrase for you all to use. This one focuses people and breaks them out of a downward spiral of negativity and doubt. You simply ask that ruminating, perseverating person, “OK, so what’s the down side to doing that?” Here are some examples. Some colleagues at work are upset that a state-organized committee

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