Navigating Life. Gollum Style

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We LOVE everything!  We HATE everything! Alas, a new year has arrived and what was my first thought upon waking? Gollum. “What’s Gollum got to do with anything?” you ask? We were watching “The Hobbit” the other night and had a couple of revelations.  One, that my youngest son is a lot like Gollum/Smeagol when [...]

Dealing with Self-Doubt

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If you’re anything like I was when I was a teenager, you swing between the two emotional extremes of self-confidence and self-doubt. This is probably true for anyone regardless of age, but I’ve observed that teenagers seem to shift quite suddenly from one end of the spectrum to the other. They also tend to experience [...]