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Blog entries by Mike Stouffer

Sometimes when you think life can't throw anymore tough things at you, it throws the biggest gut shot of all. Our family motto is that we don't break. The winds of life may bend us at times, but we DO NOT break. Nobody ever promised life would be easy, or fair. Yes, we can strive for such in our...
Mike Stouffer
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I've never been one who believes in labels, Once heard that labels were for soup cans. Humanity will record it as the way it is, and the labels helped identifying a persons life. Some were good labels. To be educated, a teacher is one that comes to mind. Teachers are, to me, whoever is helping...
I have to say this problem has haunted me my entire life. I'm too quick to speak my mind, and too brutally honest. It's gotten me into trouble time and time again, and my wife has shared that it's embarrassing for her at times. I get it. A lot of times I'll take a deep breath, and try to...
Mike Stouffer
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My wife, Bobbi, and I met in 1993. Our first couple years together were, at times, turbulent. She was (and still is) a strong, independent, and responsible woman. I on the other hand, was close to imploding. I put too many quarters in the jute box, stayed out to late, and drove motorcycles way...
Learning triggers that help avoid emotionally fueled meltdowns is a win-win for everyone. Before learning them I'd react to everything. People would often be scratching their heads wondering what had happen. Most of my triggers go into alert when some sort of social interaction is planned to...
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