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Deb Rankin

How to feel good and sleep well every day

It’s February. How is your fitness program going? I ask because by February most people abandon their New Year’s resolutions, especially those involving diet and fitness. I ask because last week at yoga while holding an extended child’s pose with what was supposed to be a clear, untroubled mind, I obsessed on a sincere question:

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Finish Strong, Start Healthy

One November I found myself living in a new town where I didn’t know anyone. I didn’t get invited to holiday parties and no guests were coming to visit. I felt sad. One day at the Y I saw an advertisement for half price sessions with personal trainers during December. I gifted myself. Between Thanksgiving

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How to have a conversation about politics

I have had only one conversation about politics this election season. converse—verb. To talk informally with another or others; exchange views, opinions, etc., by talking. I’ve ranted at times. Usually with people who see things the same way I do. Ranting is about blowing off steam and trashing the other party. rant—verb. To speak or

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Why are you doing this to yourself

It was a hot, boring summer. I spent many nights alone in my apartment, without TV or the internet. My children lived far, far, away. I missed them. I drove for hours along empty interstates for my work. Then, it happened! A friend called, and said, “Sounds like you need to get away. Let’s get

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You May Want to Rewrite the Stories You Tell Yourself

Rewrite the Stories You Tell Yourself Rewrite the stories you tell yourself, and you will find it easier to bounce back from failure and recover from loss. I have a collection of favorite stories about myself. I bet you do too. There’s the time I went skinny-dipping in the town pool; how my minister father

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