Whispering in the hall

I forged a signature on a car title. I evaded police when they tried to pull me over. I forged a college degree to get a trade license. I bribed a police officer after I was caught drunk driving. I broke my car out of an impound lot and used …

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Would you kiss my eyes?

When it finally materialized, I started checking The Telegraph. Soon it popped up there too, and I tweeted about both stories. I sat in a cafe the entire morning drinking coffee and emailing every editor and journalist I could think of. Carl was in Stockholm doing the same thing. We …

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If you don't like what's happening

This may occur if disc herniation affects the nerve supplying foot. Pain that worsens with the movement : Pain may occur after prolonged sitting, standing or after short distance walking. Any sudden action like laughing, sneezing, coughing or bowel movement may intensify the pain. As mentioned earlier, the fibrous tissue can …

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Sit on your throne

Keep tuning in, but don't try too hard. Give the dream a fitting title (for instance, Escaping the Enemy or Passing a Test). Identify the part that's most upsetting, embarrassing, or inspiring. Select one emotion that stands out, such as anxiety, hope, or fear. Identify the main area of your …

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Who done me out high time fashion?

He taught us a form of mindfulness which I practise only very occasionally . My cynical hackles were up, I was ready to pounce, but the exercise he taught us wiped the smirk right off my face. He asked us to pick a random partner and then for each of us …

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Who drove the red sports car?

Don't follow the crowd. Remember, this is your journey and your network. Be willing to step out of your comfort zone. Dig deep and step out of the place of familiarity and safety to connect with people outside your traditional circle of influence. Make a decision to explore other networks …

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Who laid upon the grass in summer time?

You may need just a comforting word, a little push or some additional motivation to take you that extra mile. Napoleon Hill, author of the all-time classics Think and Grow Rich, The Law of Success and Success through a Positive Mental Attitude, once said . Don't try to do it all …

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Who made me read between the lines?

This usually means lots of singing, posturing, and aggressive, territorial behavior. For some of the other creatures, this time heralds a season for giving birth to young conceived some months before. But regardless of these varying conditions, one thing remains common to one and all--and it is apparent to anyone …

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You got to make it on your own

I took him to a neuro-ophthalmologist for an evaluation. She was a tiny woman, maybe four foot eleven. He went back with her in her office to be tested, and after the testing she came out and said there was nothing wrong with him. My first response was disappointment, Smith …

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Ain't never goin' back there

At those moments I wonder, Maybe he's changed. My dream warned against such unrealistic thinking. In it, Berenice, at seventy-seven a truth-teller with razor wit, didn't indulge me. Reconciliation wasn't going to happen. She couldn't have said not in your dreams any plainer! Deputy Warden Adams of Rhode Island's ACI …

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Be a warrior, nothing lasts forever

Choose wisely and frequently At the age of 40, Paula thought she had met everyone in her life she would ever need to meet. But when she became CFO and acting CEO at the world's largest provider of flexible workplaces, Regus Australia, Paula says she felt `like I was standing …

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Don't you ever go down that route

My theory is that dreams are the same: you need to have some kind of exit strategy for them, or they'll just sink into your unconscious and eventually blow out of you. So each morning I patiently sit on my bed and allow the dreams into my consciousness and notice …

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Vignettes reflecting emotions

All too often we are so busy being busy that we never truly relax, slow down or are still for long enough to review our progress, correct a course and adjust our direction. Do you ever feel like you are travelling through life so fast that you just don't know …

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Have you felt abnormal stomach activity?

She says they have an hour of recreational time each day, during which they're also isolated from other inmates. One of the fellows in my group asks, Do they have television in their cells in segregation? Do they have radios? Do they have articles? She says there are no electronics …

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Have you felt shortness of breath?

But, having gotten his need for containment and empathy met by others, he was free to have an adult relationship with his mother. He no longer asked for what she could not deliver, and he could enjoy what she could give. Indeed, this was the best possible resolution. I have …

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When we feel heartache

I say: change your do-set. During the previous week, I had been preparing myself to become a YouTube self-help guru. The video sharing platform seemed like the perfect medium to get my message out. It was growing fast, with 42 percent of Internet users saying they had watched at least …

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Women become themselves in intricate ways

For the last few moments, bring your point of focus back to your breath, back to where you feel more peaceful and present. Keep a diary over the next six days, jotting down your mindful feelings. Here are a few questions to have in your mind. What emotion did you …

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Considering commonalities among peers

One cracks a quiet joke to the kid in line behind him, covers his mouth with his hand, smirks, punches his friend playfully on the shoulder. The friend laughs, watching the CO out of the corner of his eye, ready to become stone-faced should the CO turn to spot them …

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Facing both challenges and possibilities

My father saw his closest friend in a black mourning dress sitting beside him the night she died; One patient heard a friend's voice saying, I'm so happy. The next morning he got her e-mail: I'm pregnant. For both, it was a special communication that brought them closer. An incident …

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I have no axe to grind

Should you try to get her to understand? What's a child to do, especially if that child is over three? Janet called me very upset. She had just talked to her mother, and was coming apart at the seams. Janet was in a crisis and experiencing some difficult feelings, but …

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Have you felt increased heart rate?

So I have a great mentor I work with to enhance my knowledge of how to become better at my craft and of what works and what doesn't. As I have mentioned more than once, tenacity wins every race. Your willpower, your willingness to start and to back yourself, is …

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