What’s In Your Coping Skills Toolbox?

Exactly what is a coping skill?  According to an online medical dictionary, here is one definition:

Coping Skill

Any characteristic or behavioral pattern that enhances a person’s adaptation. Coping skills include a stable value or religious belief system, problem solving, social skills, health-energy, and commitment to a social network.  

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“Wheelie” Awesome Cash

Hello, My name is Channing Cash and here is my story.  I was born in Laos in 1978 where people were self-sufficient and farmed their own land to feed their families and animals. My father was in the military and like most people in my country, my mother and grandparents were part of the farming culture. We took nothing for granted and were happy to live the life that we did. We didn’t have much, but we were content. In the town where we lived, it wasn’t uncommon to find cows, bulls, chickens, pigs, and other animals that were used to help us live. We were so used to having the animals around that we didn’t often blink an eye if one escaped from the fencing. Until one day a runaway bull changed my life forever. Read More

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Whenever I’m faced with a difficult decision, I ask myself, ‘What would I do if I weren’t afraid of making a mistake? Feeling rejected? looking foolish? Or being alone?’ I know for sure that when you remove the fear, the answer that you’ve been searching for comes into focus and as you walk into your fear, you should know for sure that your deepest struggle can, if you’re willing and open, produce your greatest strength.

-Oprah Winfrey

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The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.

-Barack Obama

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We are reminded that in the fleeting time we have on this Earth, what matters is not wealth or status or power or fame, but rather how well we have loved and what small part we have played in making the lives of other people better.

-Barack Obama

30 Minutes Of Motivation That Can Change Your Life

Grab a snack and watch this 30 minute motivational video.  You won’t be disappointed.

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Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it. What seems conceit, bad manners, or cynicism is a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone.

-Miller Williams

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I’ve failed over and over and over again.  And that is why I succeed.

-Michael Jordan

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Do the best you can until you know better.  Then, when you know better, do better.

-Maya Angelou

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I can be changed by what happens to me but I refuse to be reduced by it.

-Maya Angelou