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Life Intelligence: Communicate well

Just because you speak English, does not follow that the people you live and work with know what you mean when you communicate. Misunderstandings lead to grudges, arguments, and hurt feelings. We think we’re clear and clever but end up confused by the other’s reactions and criticized. Given how important good communication is for our personal and professional relationships, it always amazes me how little time we spend cultivating the skills it requires. We’d rather suffer the consequences of indignation, embarrassment, and frustration, than to humble ourselves and learn how to effectively express our thoughts, needs, and desires.

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Life Intelligence: Owning your feelings

A Zen koan asks, “Has anyone ever made you feel angry or caused you to feel ashamed?” If you answered “Yes,” a Zen master would say, “More suffering lies ahead.”

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Mayhem and Murder is Their Genre

It was Let’s Talk on a fourth Friday at the Cayucos Library when three Central Coast authors and an audible book narrator gathered to present a reader’s theater for mystery lovers. Mystery writers Anne Allen, Victoria Heckman and Sue McGinty along with audible narrator Chester (Charlie) Perryess featured scenes from their novels that are mostly set on the Central Coast. The readings were refreshing as they were acted out with each author and Perryess taking parts.

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Rock throws ‘groovy’ party

The 97.3 FM (Morro Bay) and 107.9 FM (Paso Robles) low power FM station “The Rock,” celebrated six years on-the-air, April 6, with a groovy fundraising event at the Morro Bay Veterans Hall.

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Life Intelligence: Mothers

Some have mothers they can trust, adore, and look up to. Others, not so much. From a psychological point of view, the relationship with your mother will be the most important relationship you will ever have with another human being.

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Life Intelligence: Resumes and Eulogies

Our most technologically advanced and resource-rich society happens to be the most depressed and medicated one. We complain about everything! We hope that politicians will fix our life crisis and alcohol will help us feel alive. We blame “the system,” our parents, and whoever is convenient, for our troubles and bad mood. But the answers we seek elude us, as they sit right in front of our eyes.

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The Sun Shines on the Inn at Morro Bay

You can’t miss them. Drive into the parking lot at the Inn at Morro Bay and they are there standing out, bright and shiny, on the roof of the main building that houses the offices, restaurant, meeting rooms, and beautiful lounge — solar panels! They’ve also been installed on the roof of the buildings with the guest rooms.

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