March 2014 Blog Posts (6)

Four Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

As I entered the room I could feel the tension of the forty-eight individuals seated at the oblong conference tables. I was about to present a workshop to these teachers on managing stress. Conditions for educators across the nation have become increasingly more demanding as…
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Added by Janet Pfeiffer on March 26, 2014 at 8:21am — No Comments

A No-Win Situation: What to Do When You're Caught in the Middle

We've all found ourselves in situations where we feel as though we're caught between a rock and a hard place. Faced with making a necessary decision, our choices are less than favorable and all options have potentially serious consequences. Your best friend confides that she's having an affair and begs you not to tell  her husband. But her husband is your brother-in-law.…

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Added by Janet Pfeiffer on March 19, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Three Key Strategies for Reducing Anger

I see clients ever week who ask me to teach them how to control their tempers. "I'm not the person to help you with that. Controlling anger can be hazardous to your health and to the safety of those around you." Most often, they stare at me in disbelief. "Controlling anger takes an enormous amount of mental and physical energy. Due to the nature and sheer force of…

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Added by Janet Pfeiffer on March 12, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

Chicken Soup for the Soul meets Freedom Writers

Chicken Soup for the Soul meets Freedom Writers

       One in five young people in the U.S. experience a mental, emotional or behavioral health disorder such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic disorders, ADHD, bipolar and other serious problems. In Bexar County, Texas alone, there are an estimated 80,000 children affected by mental health disorders. While there is an 80 percent success rate for treating such…

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Added by Shannon Burnett-Gronich on March 6, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Sarcasm: Is It Humor or Something Sinister?

I hate sarcasm. It's rude, hurtful, and offensive. Yet I have met many people who insist that it is humorous. "Sarcasm can be funny, " my friend John told me. "I beg to differ", I replied. "There is nothing funny about saying something hurtful to another person." "Yes, but...", he continued, "you can make fun of them and as long as it's done in good taste it's not insulting." We…

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Added by Janet Pfeiffer on March 5, 2014 at 8:41am — No Comments

Daily Life with a Universal God

John 14:6 King James Version

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

The interpretation of the above verse from the Bible is what I personally believe is the difference between how I understand this verse from my studies of “Christian” theology and that of my understanding of Universal theology.

In Christian teachings, it is stated that the only way to God is by accepting Jesus Christ as an intermediary and…

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Added by Monty Clayton Ritchings on March 1, 2014 at 4:45pm — No Comments

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