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Common Threads

Through my years of working to help people realize the power that they have over their lives, I am repeatedly surprised and saddened to see their frustration at being “victimized” by the world around them. But magic and lessons happen every day. I see the magic in all of our everyday lives and share the lessons. I hope you enjoy my tales and share them.

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Give a Gift…Get a Gift

Loving the “gift economy.” Spreads joy to others while cleaning out all that “stuff” that is too good to pitch and too small to sell.

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We Are Strangling Ourselves from Tightness

Tight muscles? Neck pain? Back pain? Welcome to the club. I’m tired of strangling myself from stress and poor posture. The solution—stretching!

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The Endless Array of Amazing Sights Surrounding Us

Our world grows when we shift the filters we use to see things. There are new images at every turn. We just have to look for them.

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Get the Little Things Right

Richard Carlson said, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.” I disagree. When it comes to your reputation, it’s the small stuff that matters first.

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Happy Relationships Have Many Faces

What would you do if your spouse or partner had an opportunity to work far away? Relocation is not a must. There are many creative solutions.

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Beware of That Voice in Your Head

What is it about that little voice in our heads that can take the best day and turn it into a moment of insecurity? Beware—that voice lies.

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The Downside of Too Much Love

Too much "love" cost our dog four teeth. Too much love is costing our young people even more.

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Managing Your Family’s Food in the New Year

Have you heard of a "feeding disorder"? It's the obsessive need for parents to worry about and control the intake of loved ones. Are you complicit?

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My 6 Favorite Stress Busters Good for Any Situation

When tensions rise and tempers flare, my 6 favorite anywhere anytime stress busters can help calm you down.

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How Do You Take the Hill?

When you face a challenge, do you fight...watch...take it slow...or quit? Fascinating lessons learned from watching a group of marathoners.

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Sing Loud…Sing Proud

it’s easy to criticize those who put themselves out there. It’s hard to be the one that poses the ideas…and tries to lead

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The Most Important Question You Can Ask: “Why?”

There is one word...one question...that can protect your health and your money— why?

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Watch Out for the Curveball: When Things Don’t Go As Planned

On those days when nothing goes as planned, you can be powerful...or you can puddle. How to power through it.

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Never Say Never

Live by your principles. Understand your values. But remember we can’t move forward from behind the wall of “never.”

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Preparing for the Winter

Winter is the perfect time to bring freshness to your life. A few simple projects can breathe new life into a home that has become stifled over time.

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Think Free Is Free? Think Again

The social impact of people waiting for handouts vs. working for rewards can be devastating if it spreads broadly across the country.

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The Secret to Staying In the Center

Staying centered in life is easy if you don’t make choices that self-sabotage and throw you off center. Babies know the secret. Watch them.

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Take a Tour of Your Mailbox

Electronic communications have become a dizzying nonstop attack. There’s a calmer more luxuriant option for communication. Slow down and enjoy the mail.

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Are You a Digital Addict?

Until we get honest with ourselves about digital addiction, we are headed into an abyss. I took a look and realize there are things that must change.

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Sometimes the Answer Is “No”

It’s nice to include everybody. But, sometimes you need to say “no” in order to attain and maintain standards of excellence.