Sweating The Small Stuff

“Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere” (Erma Bombeck). “Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due” (William Ralph Inge). “Worry is like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain” (Wiz Khalifa). I think we all understand the fruitlessness of…

A Hurricane is Coming

 “A man who lived on Long Island was able one day to satisfy an ambition by purchasing for himself a very fine barometer. When the instrument arrived at his home, he was extremely disappointed to find that the indicating needle appeared to be stuck, pointing to the sector marked ‘HURRICANE.’  After shaking the barometer very…

“The” Secret to Better Health

“In The Anatomy of an Illness: As Perceived by the Patient, Norman Cousins tells of being hospitalized with a rare, crippling disease.  When he was diagnosed as incurable, Cousins checked out of the hospital.  Aware of the harmful effects that negative emotions can have on the body, Cousins reasoned that the reverse was true.  So…