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Feb
2019

Find the Funny - and I'm Not Kidding

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, February 06, 2019
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I said to my husband, as he was preparing to leave for the grocery store, "While you're there would you please get a half gallon of Edy's vanilla bean ice cream - no sugar added, half the fat." 

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Jan
2019

But I Don't WANT to Rub Elbows

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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I got the opportunity recently to practice a technique that is very effective in dealing with, as I have laughingly called them, "People who don't behave." 

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Jan
2019

The Case for Kindness

By Linda Larsen - Friday, January 25, 2019
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As a motivational speaker focusing on communication, my early work was with trial lawyers. I helped them communicate more effectively in the high stakes environment of the courtroom. So when I saw a report on a recent trial, it made me stop and think. 

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Jan
2019

The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth

By Linda Larsen - Friday, January 18, 2019
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I believe that most people are truthful, most of the time. I assume, as I am sure you do, that when someone tells you something, you can trust that they are telling you the truth. It would be way too much work to assume otherwise. If you had to stop and analyze the veracity of every technician, salesperson, friend, relative, boss and co-worker each time they spoke to you, you'd be exhausted by nine a.m.! 

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Feb
2012

How to Live With – or Live WITHOUT – Your Cellular Phone

By Linda Larsen - Monday, February 20, 2012
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Oh my gosh!  Read this post if you have EVER walked out without your cell phone.  Talk about withdrawal and panic! Christine Cashen has CLEARLY walked in MY shoes!  I LOVE her suggestions on how to overcome, as she calls it, “iAddiction”.  This is DEFINITELY some of The Good Stuff! 

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Sep
2011

Sleep Like a Baby - A Happy Bed for your Aching Back

By Linda Larsen - Friday, September 02, 2011
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According to Dr. Michael Roizen, about 65,000,000 people suffer from back pain. He also says that you are likely to have a serious episode with your back once every 15 years of your life. Strangely, that's the same schedule that divorce runs on for some people. A coincidence? I think not! It's rather hard to be chipper and happy when your back is cranky! 

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Jun
2011

Grunt If You're Hearing Me...

By Linda Larsen - Friday, June 03, 2011
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There is no one for whom good communication is more critical than airline pilots. They MUST be able to clearly hear and understand the transmissions they receive. But what I've learned is that it doesn't stop there. There is another step that is equally as important in their communication model. 

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May
2011

Leaping for Joy

By Linda Larsen - Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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All I said was, "I want to take a picture of you loving this beautiful beach." That's all I said. And I watched as he ran into the water with all his clothes on and leapt around like a 4 year old. John Scalzi, my fabulous playmate, my funny Weather Muffin and above all, my greatest teacher.  

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May
2011

Seek & Ye Shall Find - But only if you want it reeeeeeeally badly

By Linda Larsen - Monday, May 23, 2011
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I am going to make the following bold assertion: If there is anything in this lifetime that you want, you absolutely positively can get it. IF you want it badly enough. 

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May
2011

The Frown, The Smirk and The Snort - Part II

By Linda Larsen - Thursday, May 19, 2011
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So in my previous post, we learned what you should NEVER do when someone says something you absolutely know is incorrect. Today, let's look at some things you can do when facing this situation: 

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