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Cheryl Ragsdale
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Mixed Martial Arts for your mouth
Mixed Martial Arts for your mouth

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Harvey Weinstein has a tell. Just like a good poker player, he can reel you into his web and trap you. But, I can see his tell in the photo below. Oh, that narrow eye!

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When I was a kid, if I heard any grown-up say, "How rude!", I knew I was in deep, deep trouble. Young Librarians of today missed something by not internalizing that message.

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There’s power in recognizing moves as other people are making them. Getting two steps ahead allows you to calmly choose how to respond effectively. Practicing some moves of your own will build your confidence. Don’t overwhelm yourself. Learn one move and practice it. Next time, you will see it coming. And you will be ready...

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When it takes too long to explain yourself and what's happening in your situation, try using DramaGuru tools instead. After analysis, it will sound more like this: Someone important to me (or with authority) is draining my power. He (or she) mood-swings from happy to hater at the drop of a hat. Then, starts attacking me with insults, telling lies and creating chaos at home with our children (or with co-workers at work). And, to make it worse, he (or she) is telling all his friends that it’s my fault." Now, you can get to work. Choose one place to start. Take your time. Be successful!

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Whether at home or at work, gaslighting is a manipulative tactic designed to humble you and steal your power. Anyone trying to "knock you down a peg" is probably using gaslighting to do it. Find out how to shorten your storytelling using DramaGuru tools.

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What I learned from watching "13 Reasons Why" -- no spoilers -- for those who haven't seen it yet. When life gets confusing, how do you unravel the situation?

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This re-post has a great lesson about looking for patterns to interrupt. A math teacher changed the game for her students, by asking questions regarding the seating chart for the kids in her class. She might not have realized it, but the pattern she found is what a good DramaGuru cornerman would look for. Cornerman 009, Agent September, would say, “Go to neutral, first. Then, make a plan.” When you feel lonely, you can't learn.

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When kids turn to games like these, it's hard to help them unless they request help. They play in secret. The Game Master or Curator threatens to release their personal info. The only way to escape is to ask someone strong to help you unravel the situation. A parent, a teacher, even an older sibling will do.
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