Six-Year-Olds and Anxiety

My six-year-old granddaughter recently complained that her tummy hurt. Her concerned parents took her to the doctor, who, after running some tests, said she was suffering from anxiety. The doctor remarked that it was an increasingly common malady in children. Anxiety – in six-year-olds? For over a dozen years, I taught time management to business executives. As part of the training we...
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Feeling A Little Anxious? You Should be.

Fear is as old as life on earth, and for good reason. Sometimes, just living can be pretty scary. In your mind’s eye, go to a high plain anywhere in Asia. It’s a hot day and you're walking alone through tall, dry grass. Seemingly out of nowhere, a huge, adult tiger appears and lets out a deafening roar. It’s eleven feet long, weighs about 650 pounds, has three-inch incisors, and by the look...
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The Big Problem That Changed Everything

One of the unexpected findings we had researching BIG IDEAS, was the discovery that every great innovation, creation, or invention has its genesis in a problem. When there’s plenty of money in the bank, food in the pantry, and everyone is getting along, that’s great – for a little while anyway, but homeostasis is an abysmal environment for improvement. It’s after the house blows down, or...
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