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Dec
12

How To Stay Healthy When It’s Cold Outside

Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man's ingratitude.
-William Shakespeare

‘Tis the season for flu, colds, dry skin, seasonal depression, laziness and weight gain. As winter quickly approaches here in the northern hemisphere, those of us in the cold north are getting ready for at least 6 months or more of potential anguish. But, maybe it doesn’t have to be that way. I have lived …

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Nov
08

A Template For Change – My Journey

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
-Anatole France
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21 years ago, at the young age of 16, I came home after an exhausting, court-ordered, outpatient drug rehabilitation session and decided I needed to unwind. I called an older friend. We went to the liquor store, bought a little keg of beer and proceeded to polish it off. I walked home that night through …

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Oct
22

Staying On Track

Have you ever made a commitment to change something¬† in your life, had tremendous inspiration, motivation and momentum at first, but over time found yourself falling back to your old ways? I have. When I was 19, I started experiencing health problems that are more typical for someone much older. I suffered from joint pain, …

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Jul
30

Setting Priorities – The Most Important Life Changing Activity

There is never enough time to do everything, there is always enough time to do the most important things, and to stay with them until they are done right.
-Brian Tracy

I am one of those people who likes to go in 200 directions at once. I have so many interests and want to learn and experience so many things that it is difficult for me to decide which direction I want to go. I like to think of it as a “diversity of interests.” Doctor’s, …

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Oct
19

Celebrate Milestones To Sustain Personal Growth

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
-Oprah Winfrey

As we set goals to advance our personal and spiritual growth, we are frequently presented with the dilemma of how to sustain our motivation toward our goals. We start with goals that are aligned with our personal values and hopes in order to avoid self-sabotage. We surround ourselves with a strong support system to help …

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Jun
22

Establishing a Support System

Tell me what company thou keepst, and I'll tell thee what thou art.
-Miguel de Cervantes

The value of supportive friends can not be overestimated. But we’ve built our social networks around our existing lifestyle habits, so how do we change our social networks to support new lifestyle habits?

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Jan
25

Avoiding Self Sabotage

I have never been contained except I made the prison
-Mary Evans

Sometimes when we try to make significant changes in our lives, we find ourselves drifting back to our old behaviors time and time again. This can be extremely baffling. We have a goal that we know we want to achieve, but for some reason, we keep sabotaging our plans. It’s as if there’s a force …

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