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Dr Rick’s Blog Moved!

Dr Rick’s Blog Moved!

It’s a New Day On my new site you are welcome to peek at any of my rantings and ravings. My vision is for each idea there to be potentially uplifting to the reader. All of the content there is just my musings; my joy is to share them with people seeking this kind of hopeful perspective … and silliness. Go to My New...

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Your Daily Focus: Gratitfulnespiation

Yesterday was Thanksgiving. I was reminded by a friend that we in the United States (and Canada) are lucky to have holidays that revolve around thankfulness. As I was drenching myself in the energy of this day, I found myself lost in appreciation rather than gratitude or thankfulness. I will explain the difference I perceive later. As I was thinking of all the things I am thankful for, I found...

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Your Daily Focus: Greeting

One of the greatest inventions of all time is Dogs!  Think about it.  You can run into any dog on the planet, a total stranger to you, and they act as though they are your best friend and haven’t seen you for 2 years. Total surprise, total joy, dancing around completely overwhelmed with energy.  They jump, they dance, they wag their tails, they hug you and lick you and can barely contain...

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Your Daily Focus: Yellow Penguin

Sometimes the deepest insights into ourselves and others can come from the simplest places. We need simply to pay attention. If you have not answered the four questions from yesterday’s Daily Focus, please go back and do it before you read this post. Yesterday’s Focus is called “Colored Animals” and can be found at http://www.rickschaefermd.com/blog/general/daily-focus-colored-animals/ Here is...

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Your Daily Focus: Colored Animals

Here’s a really fun way to gain insight into yourself and others. I would like you to play along with me and simply answer the following questions. So please grab a pen and paper and write down your answer to the following four questions: What is your favorite color? Not for your clothing or for your car, or the walls of your living room, but simply your favorite. Let your answer be the color...

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Your Daily Focus: Ask

If you really want to make your point, don’t tell, ask. That sounds backwards, doesn’t it? It seems that if you really want to make a point and especially if you want others to understand your point and agree with you, you would need to explain your position, make good arguments, repeat yourself often, and be very convincing. It actually works the exact opposite. If you really want someone to...

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