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Rick Santorum Implies Obama Should Be Pro-Life Because He's Black

Commented Jan 2, 2012 at 13:11:15 in Politics

“Is it possible for Republicans to be LESS able to field any candidate that serious people would vote in as president? Oh yeah, Sarah P. is just waitin' by the phone, rarin' to go . . .”

wonderYrednow on Jan 2, 2012 at 13:38:28

“Please, please, please, that would actually make me bereave there is a doG !”
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John McCain: Sarah Palin Can Beat Obama In 2012

Commented May 31, 2011 at 11:25:37 in Politics

“Wait a second, does McCain mean she'd beat Obama on Dancing With the Stars? In that case, a case of popularity and highly coached amateurs she would have a definite advantage. Let's keep her in a milieu she can excel at and keep Obama doing what we sent him to DC to do.”

YOKEL13 on May 31, 2011 at 14:27:51

“I think Obama could take her on DWTS, too.... not to mention on the basketball court.”
Soul-Talk: Are You Perpetuating Your Own Troubles?

Soul-Talk: Are You Perpetuating Your Own Troubles?

Commented Oct 16, 2012 at 10:23:55 in Healthy Living

“Russell;
Thanks for this, as well as all your posts. You remind me of the basic truths, that I'm responsible, that actions count, that change starts with a single action, and you do it consistently in all of your posts. I know that doing this kind of self-assessment is tough, but I also know it's rewarding.
Thanks for giving us all access to this and you,
James”
Review: <i>The Pin Drop Principle</i>

Review: The Pin Drop Principle

Commented Aug 20, 2012 at 11:08:11 in Books

“JPH;
Thanks again for the correction. Still don't know where my brain was at the time but it's correct now.
James”
Review: <i>The Pin Drop Principle</i>

Review: The Pin Drop Principle

Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 09:11:32 in Books

“JPH;

I'm red faced and wonder too how I got that wrong. I did my fact check and still got it wrong. Sorry, on to work for Fox news I guess . . .
Thanks for pointing that out . . .”
GPS: Geriatric Positioning System

GPS: Geriatric Positioning System

Commented Jul 2, 2012 at 10:41:15 in Fifty

“Stacey;
Thanks for being the advocate for age that you are. I can't think of the terror of someone like the man you mention above finding himself on LSDrive or his family if they knew . . . It's a great fear for all of us to either have parents lost, alone, taken advantage of or injured and you help wake us up that we can't take this for granted or ignore this segment of our population who deserve respect and care.
Thank you.”
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The Death of Memory

Commented Apr 30, 2012 at 08:31:03 in Fifty

“Stacey;
Your article shows a sad part of aging that I've witnessed in my family. My wife's grandfather was a well known and respected figure for most of his life yet the last few years he didn't know his own family or that his wife had passed away years before. I think the service you provide and the forums you offer on this topic are crucial services for so many people and I know how passionate you are about it.
Please keep writing and sharing from your depth of experience; you help a lot of people cope.”

hp blogger Stacey Gordon on Apr 30, 2012 at 15:38:04

“James;
Yes, this is one of the complicated and sad parts of aging, and you bring up another very important issue.

When the individual with memory loss is in some way a public figure, and is connected to a larger community, there's an added layer of complexity and sensitivities that loved ones and caregivers must face.

If and how and when do loved ones communicate with others about the situation? How should one react to probing or intrusive questions about the well-being of their loved one, while balancing the need to protect their privacy and dignity. And, is there agreement among those involved on these issues.

In my work I help clients think through this process -- Thank you for your confidence, James.”
5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

Commented Feb 7, 2012 at 15:07:04 in Healthy Living

“mken;
One of the big unspoken problems of our recent difficult economy has been the 'keep my head down, at least I have a job' attitude that employees have had to adapt. We're afraid to lose our jobs so we put up with things to the point where we get frustrated and . . . If you have a job before you leave your job, it works best. I hope to keep in contact with more conversations around articles. Good luck.
James.”
5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 09:58:34 in Healthy Living

“pp79;
Please give your boss a thumbs up from me. I agree to slowing it down to get it right but not killing yourself in pursuit of perfection. It's about balance -- and balance -- and balance. Communication helps too.

Thanks for contacting me . . .”
5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 09:55:45 in Healthy Living

“Sp . . .
I actually have a 5th weekday rule for entrepreneurs. Any month that has a 5th Monday, etc. in it is a 'free day'. Like this Monday and Tuesday past, my clients are notified that there will be no meetings and I use the days to follow up on open ended conversations, clean up files, meet with 'soft contacts' and, occasionally, to go to the movies in the middle of the day! It's like a 'sick day', but it is my own guilt-free holiday time. Try it one time.”

spkninglsh on Feb 2, 2012 at 09:58:51

“Great Idea!”
5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

Commented Feb 1, 2012 at 12:33:47 in Healthy Living

“Mken1185
I have to break ranks with some other coaches and agree with you that it is a term that's too loosely applied and can, in fact, be manipulative. It bugs me to see it misused and I do my best to work on creating great corporate cultures wherever and whenever I can. I sincerely sit 'on both sides' in meetings and negotiations and a good coach can help get rid of that 'use them up' mentality.
There are those of us who are out there trying to help and I hope you wind up somewhere in which you'll be challenged and appreciated.”

hp blogger James M. Lynch on Feb 7, 2012 at 15:07:04

“mken;
One of the big unspoken problems of our recent difficult economy has been the 'keep my head down, at least I have a job' attitude that employees have had to adapt. We're afraid to lose our jobs so we put up with things to the point where we get frustrated and . . . If you have a job before you leave your job, it works best. I hope to keep in contact with more conversations around articles. Good luck.
James.”

mken1185 on Feb 7, 2012 at 11:58:33

“Your response is well thought out and truly appreciated. I hope so too, it would be nice to be appreciated and challenged and hopefully be rewarded for doing a job well done. Your response makes me feel like it may be time for a change of scenery.

Thanks you.”
5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

Commented Feb 1, 2012 at 09:23:52 in Healthy Living

“Is this what they call 'cyber bullying' or are you just kidding around with us?”
5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

Commented Feb 1, 2012 at 09:22:13 in Healthy Living

“urface;
I'm glad you like your job and I hope you continue reading my stuff here so that we can take all of tis on together. When you think of all the people who run multi-million dollar organizations or the people you know who seem to be involved in so many activities you have to know, they're not better than you or even smarter, they've just figured out a system that works for them. It is a learned skill set, by the way, so let's keep talking.”
5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

Commented Feb 1, 2012 at 09:18:10 in Healthy Living

“RMF
Try researching the Parkinson Principle: Work expands to suit the amount of time allotted for it.
The conversation here is how to take back some areas of your life and have some control over them. It is practical in that we all know that even the best plans get interrupted, sometimes the proposal goes out as best as you can in the time allowed, the kids go to school without a snack or the beds go unmade.
But still we can try.”
5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

Commented Feb 1, 2012 at 09:12:16 in Healthy Living

“RMF;

When microwaving fish for lunch, make sure it's not the kind that gives off too much odor, like perch, but something safe, like salmon.”

RealityMyFriend on Feb 1, 2012 at 23:25:20

“With the point I was trying to make... microwave the most stinkiest fish to annnoy the most amount of the poeple you do not like at work. However if you like were you work don't bring fish or even tuna sandwhiches.”

Jennbrooklyn on Feb 1, 2012 at 12:33:00

“The point IS to microwave a stinky fish because the whole point of the list is to piss off the people in the office.”
5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

Commented Feb 1, 2012 at 09:08:55 in Healthy Living

“Brian;
I belong to a consortium of 'life transition professionals' and we refer to each other; from financial consultants and lawyers to social workers and psychologists, so I can refer. Mostly though, I look for healthy businesses in unhealthy habits and help them clean it up. I've been to your site and hope you continue to share some good ideas with people.”
5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

Commented Jan 31, 2012 at 14:29:10 in Healthy Living

“urface;
I hope this is only a temporary situation and, especially when you're a solopreneur, there's not much choice on how to get help. Maybe if you could just take a 20 minute break each week, just even once, to plan out your whole week and maybe get rid of what isn't serving the next break you need or just sitting in 'imagining' what solutions you might find . . . I don't know enough about your situation to really help, but I want to share with you that you are not alone and there is a way out if you trust the coaches in your life -- not just the ones like me who charge for it -- but the free ones who would help if asked.”

urface on Jan 31, 2012 at 15:21:19

“I should have mentioned that I like my work =)”
5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

Commented Jan 31, 2012 at 13:00:03 in Healthy Living

“Brian;
I agree except for the word 'therapist'. I have engagements as a coach with corporations that allow me to have that neutrality and create work-life balance with no attachment to employees staying or going, with what's best for them . . . I really suggest this current Harvard Business Review, Jan-Feb edition. You'll see there are a lot of people having this conversation. Thanks for commenting.”

mken1185 on Feb 1, 2012 at 12:14:52

“I love the "coaching" at corporations. At my particular employer we are "coached" all the time. All coaching is is trying to squeeze every last ounce of productivity out of someone while under the guise of being their buddy or friend that's helping them be a better employee.”

BSPollack on Jan 31, 2012 at 13:17:19

“Thats great. I'm glad you can do that. What happens if you come across a client who has mental I'll ess or extreme needs that can't be met by a non medical professional? Do you refer them out?

I luckily hav access to the journal and will look-see when I have some time. Glad to hear it is part I the conversation.

Could be a great business opportunity/consulting service of you can expand. Hint hint.

Best,
Brian”
5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

5 Tips to Give Yourself a Break!

Commented Jan 31, 2012 at 12:56:40 in Healthy Living

“urface;
I want to argue this with you but I have to agree that things can easily get out of hand and a lot builds up. The issue is that you lose control, miss the rewards, build stress and why the heck are you working anyway? Luckily, there are a lot of practices and disciplines you can learn and apply to get you out of the 'get done yesterday' mode and I tell you this from experience because of a coach who kicked my butt and taught me, against my 'no-it-all' (not mis-pelled) attitude, and I became way more productive. I wish you luck, but more than that, I hope you take that on and ask for help from the right coach, a book, a course . . . You deserve it.”

urface on Jan 31, 2012 at 13:49:08

“When you're under the gun and no one else can complete the task, there really is no other option. Often I feel like the dutchboy.”
Soul-Talk: What Happens When God Closes a Door?

Soul-Talk: What Happens When God Closes a Door?

Commented Jan 9, 2012 at 10:20:17 in Healthy Living

“Russell;
I'm always inspired by your writing but this time even more so. You've shared intimate details that few could or would divulge, but in a way that encourages me to keep going on my path. I too, have a sad story, but I've always felt that getting tied to my past slowed down my trip to the future, and my reinvention of myself. There's a line in a song on the movie soundtrack Once that has a true Irish optimism ring, "Whenever one door closes, a row of houses starts building' (or something close to that). Thanks for sharing; I can't wait to read more on this . . .
James”
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New Year's Coaching: Resolve Is the Root of Resolution

Commented Jan 6, 2012 at 09:56:46 in Healthy Living

“BTW -- I meant 'Getting Things Done' for Dave Allen, not 'Built to Last' which is, of course, Jim Collins. Since I've mentioned them, I also recommend them as 'must reads' for anyone who wants to be effective in their lives.”
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New Year's Coaching: Resolve Is the Root of Resolution

Commented Jan 5, 2012 at 14:39:22 in Healthy Living

“ZachMoteevates;
I'm for continuous growth and development for all people and one of the pitfalls that I see people running into are beliefs that there is a 'right way' to do anything when, in truth, what works for YOU is what works. Dave Allen says it in built to last that it doesn't matter what system you use to keep on track doesn't matter, paper, electronic, bows on fingers, as long as it works for you. I've been to moteevate and know a few similar sites and think they're great. Good luck to you and please let me know if I can help share trainings or programs to keep your subscribers accomplishing big things.”

ZachMoteevates on Jan 5, 2012 at 17:00:03

“Mr. Lynch,
Thanks for the kind and thoughtful response. I completely agree that different things work for different people, and our hope is that we've made an elastic framework that works for everyone, or at least allows everyone to work their own way. We may be incorporating expert-generated content or consultations in the future and when that time comes, I'll definitely reach out. Thanks again, and we'll look forward to more of your articles.”
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FAMU Hazing; The Buck Speeds Past

Commented Dec 20, 2011 at 14:05:39 in Crime

“MMBCF;
So, we punish the symptoms without taking a look at the cause? What we're discussing here is a high level of leadership that says 'This happened and, whether or not I was on the bus, I am taking responsibility that it will never happen again!' In corporate world we talk about 'total ownership' as good customer service. If a customer service rep gets a complaint, they see it through to the end, even if they hand it off for action by someone else, and call the customer at the end of the situation to ask 'were you satisfied with the results'. That's how companies like Starbucks and Zappos, to name just two, handle complaints. Don't you think a student's life merits the same kind of attention? Can you believe that we've become a nation of animals that there is no way for a leader to take charge, take responsibility and say 'judging by results, our university, even just if one part of it, doesn't get that there is a code of conduct and limits and I will make it my job to stop it from happening'. It's upsetting to know that you and others might be in this level of 'giving up' or 'giving in' and I call on you to refresh your sites and for all of us, as a country, as a community, to hold out for the best in each of us. If you can't see that, we're really in a worse place than we imagined.”
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FAMU Hazing; The Buck Speeds Past

Commented Dec 19, 2011 at 15:11:15 in Crime

“Thank you, Peace Center, for sharing on this. It's little signals that we give to kids that they take to the next level, expecting us to set boundaries for them. As long as they're not getting the message, ie look at these horrific results, the jobs not done and I'd hate to think that they got a degree in subject at university without learning necessary lessons for life. Leaders MUST lead . . .”
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FAMU Hazing; The Buck Speeds Past

Commented Dec 18, 2011 at 22:15:56 in Crime

“MMBCF;
I don't think you can get the point so it's OK that you don't.”
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