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Becoming Heroic Together

One of the most common ways we know that the villain of a story is truly villainous is when they directly threaten, not just the hero, but also the friends, family and/or entire world of the said hero. When this dramatic twist occurs in a book or movie we, as the audience, recognize that the… Read more »

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Becoming Heroic Together

One of the most common ways we know that the villain of a story is truly villainous is when they directly threaten, not just the hero, but also the friends, family and/or entire world of the said hero. When this dramatic twist occurs in a book or movie we, as the audience, recognize that the… Read more »

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The Thrill of Riding Roller Coasters

First Question: Do you like to ride roller coasters?    Second question: Did you notice if reading the first question made you smile? (Please remember your answer). The first question is simple, the second one telling.   I think it is safe to say that some people love to ride roller coasters and some would never-ever… Read more »

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Facts of Life

Among the strange and frustrating facts of life is the fact that we humans can become addicted to the things that give us pleasure. I call this fact strange simply because it can happen.  I call it frustrating because it often does. My personal sense is that society used to associate and identify the issue… Read more »

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The Telos

The ancient Greeks had a very interesting idea that I have always been fascinated by—they called it “Telos”.  The basic idea involved the belief that all things in nature have an ideal version of themselves, which they can become when conditions are agreeable.  For example, when conditions such as natural environment are right a tiny… Read more »

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True Friends

Many of the people I speak with are motivated to contact me because of problematic circumstances resulting from problem gambling. These circumstances are always implicitly financial, but can also be legal, marital, familial, professional and of course emotional, in nature. These circumstances basically force the acknowledgement that they or someone they know needs help with… Read more »

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Help with Warning Signs

Gambling, like drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes is sometimes a controversial legal activity.But how do you know if or when such an activity is becoming something more harmful? How do we know if the activity has crossed a dangerous line of unhealthiness and how does a concerned friend of spouse address it? When this type… Read more »

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Warning Signs

Gambling, like drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes is sometimes a controversial legal activity.But how do you know if or when such an activity is becoming something more harmful? How do we know if the activity has crossed a dangerous line of unhealthiness and how does a concerned friend of spouse address it? When this type… Read more »

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Program Growth

As we set course for state expansion I find myself looking back at the process of building the QCFE Program with a definitive feeling of pride. I will admit, I often feel pride, although not always consciously or for noble reasons. But the pride I feel for the QCFE is work is different. It is… Read more »

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Blog Basics – Gambling Availability

Statistics tell us that most individuals over the age of 18 have gambled at least once in their lives. For most of these people gambling is simply a fun social activity. For a few it is an intense interest. But for some individuals gambling can lead to a problem. When this occurs these individuals not… Read more »

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