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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PLAN FOR THE 30%

Recently, I relocated to another State and have been busy with all of the tasks that go along with a long-distance move – renting a U-haul, packing and unpacking, change of address forms, new insurance, a driver’s license, car registration, parking permits, bank accounts, etc.   If you haven’t moved in a while, the list of …

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THE MIDDLE SEAT

I’ve been doing a fair amount of airline travel throughout the holidays.  Although I love air travel, there are many potential hassles associated with getting from point A to point B.  Today, I’m choosing to focus on the dreaded middle seat.   The 737 is one of the most popular aircraft designs with the economy …

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OVERWHELMED

Just the mention of the word “overwhelmed” can fill us with a sense of anxiety.  While causes are different for everyone, we’ve all felt overwhelmed at some point and can relate to the feeling. Since we have little control over the universe and can’t foresee the future, chances are we all feel overwhelmed from time …

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TALK TO STRANGERS

A few weeks ago, my bike chain popped while I was out for a long ride.  Fortunately, a stranger stopped and knew exactly how to fix it, and I was soon on my way.  If you take a moment to reflect, I’m sure you can think of an example in your own life where you …

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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 30-day positivity workout

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ~Winston Churchill We always have choices. This is a common message in my blogs because it is SO easy to forget. One of the worst feelings is that of being stuck. Feeling like there aren’t any options. This is …

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