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Book Review: Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

How optimistic are you? I am optimistic. I learned that when I read Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin Seligman. Yes, there’s a test for how optimistic you are. Why does it matter how optimistic you are? Optimists do better in school, college, at work, and in sports. He …

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Book Review: Surviving Survival by Laurence Gonzales

I read a book on vacation, Lawrence Gonzales’s, Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience. He has a very different take on resilience than Siebert does. His chapter 14 is entitled “The Science of Adaptation: There’s No Revenge Like Success.” How can you not like a chapter like that?? Things happen to each of …

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Name My New Knee?

I’m in Albuquerque, getting ready for AYE. On Friday night, Esther, Don, Don’s wife and I went out for dinner. We returned and Don pair-walked with me up the steps. I proudly walked like a normal human up the steps, alternating legs. “That’s my new knee!” I informed him as I walked up the steps. …

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