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The Mentoring of Scottie Pippen

As a long term Indiana Pacer fan, I’ve never been that fond of Pippen and Jordan.  For example, in the Bulls record breaking 95-96 season they only had 10 losses for the year and 2 were to the Pacers.  Only a serious Pacer fan would know that.  But there is something in that symbiotic relationship/mentoring… Read more »

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Stimulate the Neurons

In the area where I live the school system administers a test to determine if your child is gifted.  Some are gifted in all tested areas, some are gifted in a few areas and some are not.  This happens in the 2nd grade and determines their friends and classes until they graduate.  It’s a big… Read more »

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You can cry but not for long.

I recently heard an experienced counselor talking about grief and what she said was insightful.  When a kid loses a pet what do the parents say?  “Oh, it will be ok.   You can get another dog or cat.”  Or when you break up with your girlfriend or boyfriend, what do they say?  “There are more… Read more »

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Influences

When we think about influences we tend to think about teens being influenced by peers.  But the influence game isn’t limited to teenagers.  Throughout our lives we are pulled in directions by influences impacting our circle of life and decision.  Because we aren’t always considering how others affect our thinking, we can get some bad… Read more »

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A Maine Hermit

Recently I was reading an article on GQ.com about a man who walked into the woods in Maine in 1986.  The Last True Hermit  Nothing forced him into the woods, there were no tragic events that served as catalysts.  One random summer day he drove his car near Moosehead Lake took side roads until there… Read more »