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Defining courage in new ways

Mar 19 2015 | 12:50 pm - Our Ken Potts says there are many ways to define courage -- and a recent example made him smile.

Connecting with others puts our problems in perspective

Mar 05 2015 | 12:22 pm - When the weight of the world seems to be sitting squarely on our shoulders, our Ken Potts says that sometimes the best way to cope with it is by setting our burden down for a while and connecting with the people around us.

Teaching teens to value life may help prevent suicides

Feb 25 2015 | 4:37 pm - Reflecting on the increasing occurrance of teen suicide, our Ken Potts recalls the teachings of psychologist Rollo May, who suggests that the best way to prevent such tragedies is not by asking why someone would want to die but rather by giving...

Wedding of 70-somethings imbues guests with hope

Feb 19 2015 | 11:17 am - Hope is a welcome guest at just about every wedding, our Ken Potts says. But while hope can be harder to come by as we age, a couple who married in their late 70s exuded hope and filled their guests with their sunny outlook.

Tantrums, distraction and social butterflies are all just part of growing up

Feb 13 2015 | 2:48 pm - If your 2-year-old is throwing a tantrum, your 6-year-old seems to ignore your instructions and your 16-year-old is too busy with her friends to spend time with you, our Ken Potts says you can take solace knowing that all's right with the world.

Curtailing children’s curiosity with cursing

Feb 05 2015 | 1:27 pm - Parents, brace yourselves. One day, your angelic child will open his or her mouth and utter a profanity. Our Ken Potts says most children experiment with cursing. And while it can be challenging to explain why some words just shouldn't be said in...

Stuckey’s buildings illustrate how people adapt to change

Jan 29 2015 | 12:22 pm - Finding himself bored on a cross-country road trip, our Ken Potts started looking for old Stuckey's restaurant buildings and noted how they're being used today.

Lessons from a kid, a cop and a cold winter’s day

Jan 22 2015 | 12:07 pm - Our Ken Potts sets aside all the bad news to share a simple but hopeful story of a kid, a cop and a cold winter's day.

‘Family math’ doesn’t always add up

Jan 15 2015 | 1:18 pm - Math can be complicated for many of us, our Ken Potts says, but "family math" -- what makes our families tick -- can be even trickier.

With crisis comes opportunity

Jan 08 2015 | 1:02 pm - A crisis in any part of life is frightening and threatens to be life-changing, our Ken Potts says. Most of us find that scary, but we can deal with our fear - and perhaps manage the crisis better - if we look for the opportunities that accompany...

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