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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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Celebrate You

Tomorrow is my daughter’s birthday and it’s the first time in several years that we won’t be able to celebrate…

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Don’t Be Afraid of COVID-19 Variants—Just Follow the Fundamentals of Health

We have been taken on a very real and serious roller-coaster ride of health both physically and emotionally for the…

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Don’t Be Afraid to Give Honest Feedback

We have become so afraid of hurting someone’s feelings, that we have lost the ability to provide honest feedback.  Sadly…

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Make New Friends But Keep the Old

I made a new friend this week. Well kinda.  While out walking Meeker, our dog, I met a couple walking…

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Lessons From the Road

A little planning and a little spontaneity can bring even more joy to your road trip adventures. Lessons from our recent adventure.

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Hostile Work Environments

The world is reopening. It’s up to you to embrace and enjoy it, or risk perpetuating the fear, paranoia and misery of the past year. I choose enjoy!

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Live and Let Live

In the name of tolerance and inclusion we have become a society of division and intolerance. We should all simply be people. Fascinating, unique, complicated, incredible people.

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Please Don’t Pass The Baby

Holding and cooing at a baby is a two way communication… while you may think the infant is adorable they may feel differently. Give them their space.

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The Infectious Nature of Joy

On any day, in any situation we can choose to focus on the challenges of life, or the joy. With the choice of joy, we can heal the world.

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The Key To Doing The Things You Want To Do

I’m too busy…too tired…it’s too hard. Do these sound familiar? What are you missing out on by letting hidden excuses control your life?

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LOOK YOUNG WITHOUT PLASTIC SURGERY OR DRESSING LIKE A TEEN

8 Steps to looking and feeling younger. It starts on the inside and ends on the outside.

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Your Fear May Be Making You Sick

Beware of the Nocebo effect in which negative thoughts create illness vs. placebo that create positive outcomes. You’re in charge of your perceptions.

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A Solution To The Family Crisis – Create Your Own

Children and adults can overcome family problems by creating a new family with supportive and loving people. Find your surrogate parents and siblings. They’re there.

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Positive Body Image, Yes…. Normalize Obesity, No

Normalizing obesity through marketing messages is a false band-aid on a very real problem. Obesity should not be shamed…nor should it be celebrated.

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My Bad First Date with My New Doc

Successful doctor-patient relationships need doctors who take the time to know the patient as a person and patients who get their questions answered.

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When Your Life Changes Forever

Choosing to sell a business or leave a company after many years is fraught with emotion and challenges. Done right, it can be beautiful.

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How Protecting Our Self Esteem Is Making Us Angry

While well-meaning parents are protecting the self-esteem of young people, they are crippling them emotionally and increasing their level of anger.

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From Gross to Great In Just One Hour

Mushrooms’ healing powers are far superior to most anything in nature…they prevent and treat cancer, heart disease, diabetes and all types of infections.

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Always Check Your Premise…Even When the Answer Seems Simple

Rushing to completion and closing your mind to alternates can cost you time, money and more. Don’t let pride prevent you from other, better options.

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Identifying Root Causes Beats Quick Fixes Every Time

We can’t solve problems with short-term fixes that merely silence them. Understanding root causes and attacking challenges at the base are required for long-term results.