Monthly Archives: December 2014

Teach Someone to Fish…

You may remember the allegedly Chinese proverb: (photo source; Wikipedia) “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” As someone with a background in … Continue reading

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Take Care of Yourself

One day long ago, I had finished up a first assessment meeting with a prospective client. On the way out, I told him, “Take care of yourself.” It’s a set of parting words that are frequently shortened to just “take … Continue reading

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Help! I’m a (fill in the blanks) Addict!

Different people talk about being addicted, but how can you tell if you are? Merriam-Webster.com says it is a: compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological … Continue reading

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