NO PAIN, NO GAIN?

The phrase “no pain, no gain” is often uttered as a motivational mantra when engaging in exercise and other self-improvement activities. Although we continue to chase “pain-free” ways of making our lives better (e.g., the amazing diet pill that lets you eat sweets, the latest “get rich quick” scheme,  etc.), these easy fixes continue to …

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AN EXTRA HOUR IN YOUR DAY

Have you ever said, “If I only had an extra hour each day, I could….”? While a 25-hour day is unrealistic, we actually can create an extra hour (or more) each day by stopping one very time-consuming thing: Worrying about things we can’t control. Most of us probably spend more than one hour each day …

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CHOOSE YOUR FOCUS

How many times have you traveled to work only to realize that you “zoned out” the whole way and couldn’t recall a thing from your journey? It can be a bit unnerving.  However, when we’re deep in thought – worrying about the big presentation, stewing about the argument we just had, planning the upcoming party …

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RECHARGE

Laptop, iPad, Kindle, Bluetooth, Android, battery pack, mobile jet pack, 2nd laptop, iPod… The list of gadgets that we charge on a daily basis continues to grow (so much that I needed to buy a new power strip to handle the number of wires). But how much time do we spend re-charging OUR energy each …

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PERSPECTIVE

When landscapers come across dandelions on lawns, they see pesky, pervasive weeds that detract from the beauty of the grass and must be removed. When children come across a meadow full of dandelions, it creates a summer afternoon of laughter and making secret wishes in the wind. When Wellness Gurus come across dandelions, they see …

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MINDLESSNESS INTERRUPTED

  Recently, I moved to a new apartment.  Upon getting up the first morning and stumbling to the kitchen to make coffee, it dawned on me how mindlessly I’ve been carrying out this habit for the last few years.  Even though I had unpacked the boxes myself the day before and knew where I had …

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