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Best of the Stress Doc Archives:  Selected Writings from 1996-2005

Stress Doc Article/Essay Archive --  1996-2005

I.  1996-1998 Selected Articles/Essays/Raps

Range of Essay Topics:

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II.  1998-2005 Selected Articles/Essays/Raps

A.  LOVE
B.  CREATIVITY and HIGH PERFORMANCE/CAREER REJUVENATION
C.  STRESS and CRISIS
D.  DEPRESSION and GRIEF
E.  ORGANIZATIONAL STRESS & TEAM-BUILDING/OD INTERVENTION
F.  MANAGING ANGER:  INTERPERSONAL CONFLICT & VIOLENCE PREVENTION
G.  SPIRITUAL QUEST
H.  HUMOR
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A.  LOVE

February 2003, No 1
Love Online:  Reality vs. Romantasy
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April 2003, Sec I
Passionate Prose-Poetry:  Reality vs. Fantasy
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February 1999, No. 2
Phobia and "The Intimate FOE":  Part I
Fear of Exposure in the Pursuit of Romantasy
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February 1999, No. IV
Codependency, Commitment Phobia and "The Intimate FOE" -- Part II
Creating a Bridge from Romantasy to Reality
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December 1999, No. I, Sec. I
Virtuality vs. Reality and the "Call of the Wild"
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February 1999, No. II
His Moans, Her Moans, Hormaones
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February 2001, No. I
A Stress Doc Valentine
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March 2002, No. I, Sec. II
Heartfelt Thoughts on Valentine's Essays
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June 1999, No. II
Q & A:  To Fling or Not to Fling?
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September 1999, No. I
Q & A:  Sexual Identity, Intimacy and the Ideal: How Come It's Not with "That Man"?
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November 1999, No. I, Sec. I
Overcoming Post-Traumatic Burnout After Breaking Up with an Abusive Spouse
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Miss Sun and Mr. Moon [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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Kindred Eyes [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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B.  CREATIVITY and HIGH PERFORMANCE/CAREER REJUVENATION

March 2004, No. I, Sec. I
Mastering the Process of Transition-Transformation
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When an Email Seems Like a Missile
[email stressdoc@aol.com]
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August 2003, Secs. I & II
Resilience and the Art of Rejecting Rejection:  Part I & II
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December 2004, No. I, Sec. I
Lights, Camera, Action:  Transitioning from the Cave to the Stage
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March 2003, Sec. I
Jumping Into a High Stakes Audition:  Part III (stand alone essay)
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September 2005, Sec. I
How to Lead Dynamic, Inspiring & Fun "Practice Safe Stress" Workshops
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July 2003, Sec. I
Main Essay:  The Definition and Evolution of Professional Wisdom
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August 2005, Sec. I
"Why Are Some People So Decisive?"
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January 2005, Sec. I & February 2005, Sec. II
When You Love What You Do, They Want to Do What You Love:  Parts I & II
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March 2000, No.I, Sec. I
Learning to "Let Go" Not Knowing Where You're Going...Yet Trusting You Will Get There
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December 2005, Sec. I
Are You Ready to Declare Your "Emancipation Procrastination?"
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May 1998, No. II
The Procrastination Puzzle: To Do, Not to Do or Deep Doodoo
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From Emancipation Procrastination to Habit Transformation [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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Laughing in the Face of Layoffs [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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July 1998, No. I
Creative "R & R" for Rebuilding Your Career Path
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June 1999, No. I
From Technophobia to Cybermania A Cybersaga: On Becoming a Netrepreneur
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July 1998, No. I
Creative R & R/Career Path
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June 2004, No. I, Sec. I
PODn My Invasion:  Challenging the Prejudices and Practices of the Conventional Publishing/Bookselling World
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July 1998, No. I
A Hell of a Proposition:  The Enigmatic Search for a Publisher
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May 2004, Sec. I
The Birth and the Path:  The Conjunction of Head, Heart and Healing
Part I (Fifteen year process of becoming an author)
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July 2000, No. I, Sec. I
Out of Control: Losing Your Self & Finding Your Soul: Part II
Organizational Perspective – Even the Type A Can Learn to Play
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March 1999, No. II
More Tips for Small Business Owners on "Practicing Safe Stress":  Three Keys for Mastering Multiple Demands and the Entrepreneurial Catch-22
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March 1999, No. II
Natural SPEED:  Part II
Three Keys for Mastering Multiple Demands and the Entrepreneurial Catch-22
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May 2004, Sec. I
Coping With and Planning For Job Uncertainty, Downsizing and/or Reorg Survival
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September 2001, No. I
Getting Beyond The Box:  Part I
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October 2001, No. I
Getting Beyond the Box:  Part II
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February 1999, No. IV
Codependency, Commitment Phobia and "The Intimate FOE" -- Part II
Creating a Bridge from Romantasy to Reality
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Van Gogh, Prozac & Creativity [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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February 1999, No. I
Readers Respond to Van Gogh Article
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C.  STRESS and CRISIS

March 2002, No. I
Practice Safe Stress Interview with "The Stress Doc" ™
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Natural SPEED [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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September 2004, No. I, Sec. II
SPEED Rap
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November 2001, No. I
Stress Doc's Top Twelve Smoke Signals
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Escaping Black Hole Burnout [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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Rebuilding the Fire [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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Sasscrip (audiotape) [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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January 2004, No. I
A Stress Guide for Overachievers
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February 04, No. 1, Sec. I
A Country Under Pressure (Naomi from Israel)
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August 2003, Sec. I
The Crisis Sequence Model
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Q & A: A Stress Survival Guide for HR Managers/Professionals [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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April 2003, Sec. I
The Stress Doc's Tips for Managing Fear in Tension-Filled Times
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April, No. I, Sec. II
Safe Stress Tips for the Springtime
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April 2002, No. 1
Rebounding from Psychic Regression and Economic Recession
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September 2000, No. I, Secs. I & II
Designing a Receptive and Reflective Incubation Vacation: The Stress Doc’s Five Keys
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September & October 2004, No. I, Sec. I
Why Is It Hard to "Just Say 'No'"? -- Part I
The Assertive Art of "N & N" - Part II:  How to Say "No and to Negotiate"
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December 2005, No. I, Sec. I
Are You Ready to Declare Your "Emancipation Procrastination?"
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Emancipation Procrastination [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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August 2000, No. I, Sec. II
Back to "Reality" and "Relaxation":  R & R for Healing Body and Brain Strain
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August 2001, No. I
Take a Stress Brake with "The Stress Doc" ™
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January 2000, No. I
Q & A: Keeping the Stress Monkey In Place
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December 1999, No. I, Sec. I
"Frightsizing," Overload and the Real Source of Workplace Anger
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February 2000, No. I, Sec. I
Q & A: Full Court Pressure for a Varsity Senior
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May 1999, No. II
Q & A:  Married Couple as Business Partners Stress
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July 1999, No. I
Q & A:  When a Doctor/Boss Can't Heal Thyself
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August 1999, No. II
When Online Fantasy Baseball Is a Real Problem: Confronting the Cyberaddict
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August 1999, No. I
Q & A: The Corporate Narcissist: Can You Afford to Keep Him?
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Apr 1999, No. I
Q & A:  Promotion and Trial Period Stress
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June 1999, No. I
Authorship vs. Ownership over Technical Expertise
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Oct 2000, No. I, Sec. I
A Model for Creating Work-Life and Life Work Balance:
Prescriptive Interventions
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December 2002, No I, Sec I
Practicing Safe Stress for the Holidays:  The Four "F"s of Holiday Friction
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November 2000, No. I, Sec. I
Q & A: Stress Doc & ChickClick.com: Holiday Coping Tips
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May 1998, No. I
Guilt Buster
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D.  DEPRESSION and GRIEF

Depression Series [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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May 2003, Sec. I
A Cruise, "The Blues" and that Mid-life Muse
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March 2000, No. I, Sec. I
Q & A: The Biochemical-Psychosexual Revolution
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September 2000, No. I, Sec. I
The Illusion of Intimacy: Identity, Continuity and Change
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February 2002, No. 1, Sec. I
Anticipatory Grieving:  Lingering Loss and Legacy
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October 1999, No. I, Sec. I
Q & A: Grieving the Historic Loss of Nurturing and Impending Death of a Cold, Hurtful Mother
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December 1999, No. 1, Sec. I
Daughter's Reflections on the Death of a Father
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January 2000, No. I
Twelve Tips for Beating Moderate, Chronic Clinical Depression
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April 2000, No. I, Sec. II
Good Grief:  Is It Mourning or Is It Depression? -- Part I
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May 2000, No. I, Sec. II
Stressful Contexts for Turning Grief into Depression -- Part II
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September 2002, No I, Section II
Survival Tips for the Vulnerable or Depressed Student
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January 2000, No. I
Double-Edged Webs of Technology, Depression and Prozac 
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January 2000, No. II, Secs. I & II
Listening to Readers on Prozac, Depression & the Medical System
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October 2000, No. I, Sec. I
Meds, Moods and Manhood
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July 2001, No. I
Recovering from Dot.Bomb Burnout
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February 2001, No. I
Building a Bridge Between Grief and Creativity: Five Steps
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September 2001, No. I
Laughing in the Face of Layoffs
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Double-Edged Depression [Shrink Rap; email stressdoc@aol.com]
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E.  ORGANIZATIONAL STRESS & TEAM-BUILDING/OD INTERVENTION

November 2005, No. I, Sec. I
System Dysfunction and Employee Resistance to Change
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November 2005, No. I, Sec. II
When an Employee Comes on Too Strong:  Fact or Jealousy?
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September 2004, No. I, Sec. I
Thermostatic Leadership
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April 2004, No. I, Sec. I
Confronting the Abrupt and Disturbing Loss of a Company Leader
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June 2004, No. I, Sec. I
Managing the Belligerent Employee in a Healing Space
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March 2004, No. I, Sec. I
When Management Ignores Workplace Threats
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June 2003, Sec. I
Designing an OD-Team Building Process: Opportunities and Dangers
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July 2003, Sec. I
Organizational Retreating and Risk-Taking
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Macro and Micro Strategies for Post-Enron Reorganization [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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January 2002, No. I
Practicing Organizational Safe Stress in Trying Times
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July 2002, No. I
"Cutting Edge" Strategies for Reorganizing and Downsizing
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Lean-and-MEAN Managers [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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May 1999, No. II
From Down and Outraged to Grieving and Growing Up: A Creative Paradigm for Managing Organizational Change Part I
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December 1999, No. I, Sec. I
"Frightsizing," Overload and the Real Source of Workplace Anger
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February 2002, No. I, Sec. I
Purposeful and Playful Workshop Exercises and Strategies
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March 2002, No. I
Developing Dynamic and Fully Functioning Teams
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May 2002, No. I
Implementing High Tech and High Touch Teams
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June 2002, No. I
Q & A:  Maximizing Benefits of Incentive Travel Programs
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Q & A:  Preventing a High Demand Work Environment from Turning into a Burnout Battlefront [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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August 2000, No. I, Sec. I
Q & A:  Managing the Quietly Surly and Passive-Aggressive Employee
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May 1999, No. I
Q & A:  The Burnt Out Entrepreneur's Persoanal vs. Family Dilemma:  Damned If You Stay, Damned if You Sell
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May 2001, No. I
Q & A:  Professional Office Manager or Dysfunctional Office Mother?
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June 2002, No. I
Being the "Token Black" in Corporate America
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March 2003, Sec. I
Dealing with a Provocative Employee:  A Young Supervisor's Challenge
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December 2003, Sec. I
Trying to Manage the Unmanageable Manager
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April 2004, Sec. I
Q & A:  Confronting the Abrupt and Disturbing Loss of a Company Leader
Regenerating Purpose and Passion through Group Grieving
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May 2004, Sec. I
Q & A:  When Management Ignores Workplace Threats
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F.  MANAGING ANGER:  INTERPERSONAL CONFLICT & VIOLENCE PREVENTION

Four Faces of Anger [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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June 2003, Sec. II
A Profile of the Violence-Prone Personality
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Transforming Aggression Series [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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January 2004, No. I, Sec. II & Feb 2004
Disarming a Critical Aggressor:  Parts I & II
Awareness, Assertion and Affirmation Techniques and Strategies
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December 2004, No. I, Sec. II
Disarming Critical and Power-Driven Aggressors
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December 2003, No. I, Sec. I
Defining Conflict and the "Murray Story"
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Listening, Learning and Leading [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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March 1999, No. III
Disarming Aggression and Organizational Power-Struggles:  From the Heart of Team Focus to the Art of "Tongue Fooey"
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December 1999, No. I, Sec. I
"Frightsizing," Overload and the Real Source of Workplace Anger
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July 2000, No. I, Sec. I
Out of Control: Losing Your Self & Finding Your Soul: Part II
Individual/Family Perspective -- Part I: Can "The Last Angry Man" Last?
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April 2002, No. I
Creative Couple/Family Counseling
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Apr 1999, No. I
The Wise Old Rabbi:  The Mastery of Jealousy [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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The Wise Old Rabbi:  Birds of a Feather [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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December 2002, No I, Sec I
Laundry Wars
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June 1998, No. 1
Disarming Humor:  The Fallacy of Sincerity
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May 1998, No. I
Guilt Buster
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March 2000, No. I, Sec. II
Word to Word Combat at the Book Publishing Battlefront
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September 2004, No. I, Sec. I
Thermostatic Leadership
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February 2000, No. II, Sec. I
Q & A: Dealing with a "Control Freak" Boss in Times of Rapid Change
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June 2000, No. I, Sec. I
Q & A:  Fortifying the Wounded SELF with Hostile Relatives
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August 2002, No. I
Stress Doc's Tips on Internet Etiquette
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G.  SPIRITUAL QUEST

September 2005, Sec. II
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
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April 2004, No. I, Sec. II
"The Passion" of Gibson vs. the Passion of Gorkin
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February 2000, No. II, Sec. I
Transcending Habitats, Hemispheres and Hormones
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May 1999, No. I
From Human Nature to Mother Nature
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July 1999, No. I
Follow the Yellowstone Road Fearful Past, Racing Present and Future Flow
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July, 1999, No. II Sec. II
The Mountain Is the Message: Five Commandments for Embracing the Sensual and Exploring the Spiritual
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August, 1999, No. I, Sec. II
Readers' Responses to "The Mountain Is the Message
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August 1998, No. I
To Sur with Love [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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September 1999, No. I, Sec. I
Following One's Voice, Finding a Homeland
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August 1998, No. I & No. II
Finding a Spiritual Homeland:  Parts I & II

Gospel of a Country Road [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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Mountain Vision [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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8 P" Path of Mastery [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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H.  HUMOR

February 2003, No I
Stress Doc's ™ Tips for Becoming a Healing Humorist
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On Becoming a Psychohumorist [email stressdoc@aol.com]
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June 1998, No. I
Disarming Humor:  The Fallacy of Sincerity
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