The Story of the Sun and the Wind

Last night I read a simple story about kindness. The moral is that kindness is more productive than force. Seems like a no brainer but its not quite as easy as you think. Think of your last several interactions with people who may have done something that didn’t sit quite right. How did you approach […]

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If you Don’t Start, You can’t Fail – Seth Godin

If you look at fear as a learning opportunity and walk right into the face of it you may just be surprised by what you find. Check this out. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/08/if-you-dont-start-you-cant-fail.html A lot of things can cause anxiety and stress because some things are truly important. If it isn’t life threatening, walk into it because if […]

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Turn Fear into Opportunity

What are you Afraid of? Fear plays a significant role in our lives by helping us identify legitimate physical and emotional threats. Many time though, we can feel afraid of situations that are not life threatening. The presentation you have to give this week isn’t life threatening. The meeting with your boss isn’t either. If […]

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Practice

prac·tice verb ˈprak-təs : to do something again and again in order to become better at it : to do (something) regularly or constantly as an ordinary part of your life I am proud of myself because I didn’t think I was going to be able to find time to blog today and then I […]

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Gratitude is a Practice

There is a lot of information about reinventing yourself. Self help books are everywhere. Magazines are constantly telling us how to do all the things that we think will make us look and feel better.  Reading a book or magazine may be temporarily motivating but it takes practice to turn that motivation into something substantial. […]

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Tips for Surviving Game Day

  With football season in full swing and countless excuses about eating nachos and wings and why we don’t have time to eat healthy. Let’s take a moment to reconsider the connection between the game and the food we eat. Hardly anyone needs to be told the following foods aren’t healthy. Buffalo “anything” Anything served […]

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Who’s Deciding What You Should Look Like?

Is our view of what we should look like realistic? When you look around, do you see any people that look like the cover models? If you said yes, I want to live where you live.  On a serious note. What you get out of your body is very much a product of what you […]

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Awesome Avocado White Bean Dip

If you like avocados you have to try this. Even if you don’t, whip it together the next time you’re entertaining.  6 Ingredients 1 Avocado, cubed 1/2 lime 1 Can of White beans 1-2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil pinch of sea salt ground cayenne (optional) Cooking Instructions: Add all of the ingredients except […]

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The Three Most Important Things not on your to do list

Chances are that the average person’s “To Do” list includes various work related tasks, a few personal errands, maybe someone’s birthday or family related responsibilities. Are you like most of the people who put themselves at the end of the list of things to take care of?  The top of your to do list should […]

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We’re Going Streaking!

How we spend our “free” time is a choice. “But I don’t have any free time,” you say. We may like to think we don’t, but even the busiest people find time for the things they love.   I know from my own experience that when I am productive I feel good, I’m filled with […]

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