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Before I retired, I was in management for most of my career. Starting out with our family business. Then I managed one of the nation’s most prominent “dollar stores” for seven years. Finally, ending up being a team lead at an Ikea store in St. Louis, Missouri. After over forty years of retail, the stress of the job became more than I could handle, both physically and mentally. One of the tools I used to…

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The year 2001 was the worst year of my life, and to this day, I struggle with what happened, what it cost my family, and what I could have done to stop it. My family had several small grocery stores in the area. Starting in 1976, when we opened our first store, it was a success. Mom and Pop stores were still trendy, and ours was no exception. My dad couldn’t go anywhere without at…

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