Porcupine Encounters

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You’re sure to encounter “prickly people” just about everywhere you go! And that means there will be some prickly folks at work too – people who rub you the wrong way, rarely have a positive thing to say, and are just rough to deal with. John Ortberg calls those kinds of people “porcupines” in his book Everybody’s Normal Till You Get to Know Them. Since you were created for relationship, you long to be close to others, but when you operate out of the “poke you before you poke me mentality,” it prevents you from successfully enjoying relationships in the … Read More

What are Your Reflexes Revealing About You?

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You have donned the backless gown. Sitting there with your legs dangling over the side of the examination table you feel vulnerable. The doctor pokes and prods and then takes out the reflex hammer and whacks you a good one on your knee. Seconds later it is over and the doctor has moved on to the next part of the examination. Ever wonder what in the world the knee whacking is all about? Most likely you know the doctor is testing your reflexes, but why? I am no MD, but in simple terms the doctor is checking your nerve responses. … Read More