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Practical ways of counteracting obsession

Practical ways of  counteracting obsession   Editor, Humans easily create mental models which do not match reality. We collect partial, inaccurate “facts” – and then over-react with imaginary (positive or negative) interpretive predictions. Obsession can be destructive whether the emotion is “attraction” (jealousy, stalking) or “rejection” (fear, anger, hate). Humans are natural error-producing machines. “Words-in-the-mind” play tremendous roles. Any one emotion is usually exactly one mind-sentence long. Sometimes it ends there (only in the mind) and sometimes a person takes action. Fortunately, words can also pu...


Life is a classroom

Editor,  It occurs to me, with all the things going on in America right now, that we need to practice what my spiritually based social teachings advocate. It is covered in one word. The word is “forgiveness.” This word can mean different things to different people. This is what it means t...


Emotions define human behaviors

Editor, “Hate” is a word often in the news. Emotions (hate is one) are driving forces of human behavior. People often act (vote) upon emotions rather than reason. Here is an abbreviated interpretation of how emotions form and what they represent – the brain in a nutshell. Early few-ce...


Ladies Night businesses thanked

Editor, Many thanks to the Polson Business Community for sponsoring the enjoyable Ladies’ Night Out on Oct. 11. Thanks to the businesses that stayed open 'til 8 p.m., providing great refreshments and offering a 20 percent discount on merchandise. All the ladies I saw that evening were having a wonde...


Giving thanks for great care

Editor, A very huge “thank you” to everyone who attended our celebration of 95 years for the Women’s Club and 80 years for the clubhouse. A fun time was had by all and good food, thanks to the Valley View Women’s Club. Thanks to KC & The Valley Cats for the good music. Big than...


Food bank needs support

Editor, Greetings from the Ronan Bread Basket (your Ronan-Pablo-Charlo food bank). It is September again and time for the annual “Be a Friend Indeed, Help a Friend in Need” campaign from Montana’s Town Pump Corporation. The Town Pump will match all of our monetary donations from Septe...


Food pantry needs cash donations

Editor, It is that time of year again when the overwhelming 
generosity of the Town Pump manifests itself in their Matching Gift program. This year, Town Pump has increased its matching gift total to $12,000. For every cash donation made to Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry, the Town Pump will 
match it ...


Forgiveness helps after being triggered

Editor, It occurs to me, with all the things going on in America right now, that we need to practice what my spiritually based social-teachings advocate. It is covered in one word. The word is “forgiveness.” This word can mean different things to different people. This is what it means to me. ...


Sharing thanks from food pantry

Editor, The Polson Loaves and Fish Pantry is so grateful. We are part of an awesome town with the most generous volunteers and supporters, and we want to say thanks. On Sept. 11, good folks from First Interstate Bank rolled up their sleeves and cleaned our building, scrubbing and painting until the pla...


Please thank a Direct Support Professional

Editor, Next week (Sept. 8-14) is Direct Support Professional Recognition Week. This is a weeklong celebration in recognition of the dedication and accomplishments of outstanding DSPs and their vital contribution to communities across the country.  Mission Mountain Enterprises employs 115 Direct S...


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