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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HONK IF YOU LOVE STRESS

Imagine this scenario.  You are in the grocery store standing in the cereal aisle deciding between Lucky Charms and Frosted Flakes when someone bumps their cart into the back of your heels.  Ouch.  In milliseconds, you feel your blood pressure start to rise, anger begins to boil, and you get ready to turn around and …

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Get a mental buzz

Naturally, that is. Research indicates that the average person feels down about 4 days each month. If you have an unusual amount of change going on in your life, aren’t getting enough sleep, or have too much on your plate, it may be even more. Stress seems to be waiting around every corner these days. …

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The heart is a nag!

“The days are long, but the years are short.” I have had this quote in my e-mail signature for a REALLY long time, and over the last few years, it has faded into the background and has become just words on the page. Although my head has been able to ovelook these words (pretty easy …

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