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Mar
2012

The Compelling Case for Talking

By Linda Larsen - Monday, March 12, 2012
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An article in Psychology Today (December '08) reported that women who "self-silence" during arguments with their spouses are four times more likely to die over a ten year period that their peers who express themselves. 

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Feb
2012

How to Live With – or Live WITHOUT – Your Cellular Phone

By Linda Larsen - Monday, February 20, 2012
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Oh my gosh!  Read this post if you have EVER walked out without your cell phone.  Talk about withdrawal and panic! Christine Cashen has CLEARLY walked in MY shoes!  I LOVE her suggestions on how to overcome, as she calls it, “iAddiction”.  This is DEFINITELY some of The Good Stuff! 

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Feb
2012

Motivational Speaker Sees Dead People

By Linda Larsen - Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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They ALMOST got me – those left-brained engineers. Click here to see what happened! It was a miracle!!! 

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Sep
2011

How to be Happy...or at Least Happier

By Linda Larsen - Thursday, September 15, 2011
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Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought, "Whoa! Who IS that scary looking person?" Yes, well, yesterday morning that's exactly what happened to me. So I called my fabulous aesthetician, Sandra Day at Neoderm in Sarasota, and made an appointment for today. 

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Sep
2011

Sleep Like a Baby - A Happy Bed for your Aching Back

By Linda Larsen - Friday, September 02, 2011
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According to Dr. Michael Roizen, about 65,000,000 people suffer from back pain. He also says that you are likely to have a serious episode with your back once every 15 years of your life. Strangely, that's the same schedule that divorce runs on for some people. A coincidence? I think not! It's rather hard to be chipper and happy when your back is cranky! 

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Aug
2011

Find the Funny - and I'm Not Kidding

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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I said to my husband, as he was preparing to leave for the grocery store a few minutes ago, "While you're there would you please get a half gallon of Edy's vanilla bean ice cream - no sugar added, half the fat." 

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Jul
2011

The Case for Kindness

By Linda Larsen - Friday, July 15, 2011
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As a motivational speaker focusing on communication, my early work was with trial lawyers. I helped them communicate more effectively in the high stakes environment of the courtroom. So when I saw this in the news lately, I knew it needed closer attention. 

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Jun
2011

But I Don't WANT to Rub Elbows

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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I got the opportunity recently to practice a technique that is very effective in dealing with, as I have laughingly called them, "People who don't behave." 

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Jun
2011

Grunt If You're Hearing Me...

By Linda Larsen - Friday, June 03, 2011
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There is no one for whom good communication is more critical than airline pilots. They MUST be able to clearly hear and understand the transmissions they receive. But what I've learned is that it doesn't stop there. There is another step that is equally as important in their communication model. 

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May
2011

The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth

By Linda Larsen - Monday, May 30, 2011
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I believe that most people are truthful, most of the time. I assume, as I am sure you do, that when someone tells you something, you can trust that they are telling you the truth. It would be way too much work to assume otherwise. If you had to stop and analyze the veracity of every technician, salesperson, friend, relative, boss and co-worker each time they spoke to you, you'd be exhausted by nine a.m.! 

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