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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

AT THE CORNER OF HEALTHY AND HAPPY*

November 17, 2014

I am not a medical doctor. I didn’t go to medical school like the Dr. Steve’s who were on the show. So when my doctor tells me things like “You can return to skating – but you need to start out by not jumping and only being on the ice a maximum of 30 minutes,” [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

FORGIVENESS

November 10, 2014

In case you were wondering, when I said in the intro to last week’s show that I had been “truly transformed” by the conversation that I had with Don and Mary Streufert, I meant it. It wasn’t a “this will sound good for TV” kind of thing. I am not that kind of girl. Since [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

HOW THE COWARDLY LION GOT HIS COURAGE

November 3, 2014

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” That is a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, a woman who OBVIOUSLY knew a thing or two about resilience. And by that she did not mean drive without your seat belt. (Yes. They had seat belts back then. Professor Google states they were invented in the early 18th [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

No Fear

October 27, 2014

One of my best skating buddies had the phrase “No Fear” shellacked onto the bottom of her right skate – the skate she lands jumps on. And that’s how she jumps – without fear. During her competitive heyday she had some of the best jumps in the world. Not just Duluth or even Minnesota – [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

The Perfect Mother

October 21, 2014

I did a search on Amazon using “Perfect Mother” and aside from a novel that looked like great Halloween reading if you’re into the “Mommy Dearest” genre; the list generated my personal favorite “The Real Mother Goose.” You remember? The nursery rhyme lady, uh goose. So I was glad not to get a list of [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

Preventing Suicide

October 13, 2014

Finally! We got permission from Suicide Prevention experts – to use the P-word:  PREVENTION! And from a suicide loss survivor we were given permission to use the word PREVENTION without guilt. Most suicides are preventable and prevented: that is the message. That doesn’t mean that we should be satisfied with “most.” Ask any suicide loss [...]

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