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How Resilient Are You?

There’s a survey over on HBR, Assessment: How Resilient Are You? If you have read the resilience literature, you know how to answer the questions. The questions are all hypothetical, which make them even worse. Sigh. On the other hand, maybe you haven’t read the resilience literature :-) You might get something out of it. Not …

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Cane High, Attitude Higher

I walked into physical therapy today. Judy said, “Did you grow today?” I immediately grinned, and said, “No, but I’d like to! Why?” She grabbed my cane—which has been at the same height all along—and said, “Your cane is too short. Here, this is the right height.” She made the cane one inch higher and …

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Self-Esteem Can’t Arise From Your External Beauty Either

There’s a sad story making the rounds today. Samantha Brick wrote an article in the Daily Mail called ‘There are downsides to looking this pretty’: Why women hate me for being beautiful. In it, she claims perks from men such as flowers and free drinks, and discrimination from female bosses. She also says: So now …

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How Do You Take a Walk?

I had a physical a few weeks ago, and my doctor asked me, “How do you take a walk?” I looked at her as if she was a lunatic. “I have vertigo. Why would I voluntarily take a walk?” “For exercise?” “I have the gym and Erik the super-strong trainer for that.” “But don’t you …

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Travel Humor

Incident #1. I travel a lot. TSA loves to see how my vertigo is doing. At least, I think that’s what they are doing, because they ask me to go through the body scanner about half the time I travel. I have seen more patterns when I travel during the day. When TSA is not …

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