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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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Hollywood’s Very Glass House

Hollywood is missing its opportunity to catalyze the social changes they so righteously support. When you have the power, why not use it?

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48 Hours to Restore at the Beach

You don’t have to live at the shore to go to the metaphorical beach and enjoy the deep restorative benefits of the relaxed, easy lifestyle. I did.

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Taking My Own Advice

What advice would you give to your younger self? Perspective from nearly six decades provides a great view.

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Healthy Eating Can Be Cheap and Easy

In my 20s, I ate takeout a lot. Eventually I learned that it’s easy to cook at home. Better food. Far cheaper. #noexcuses #feelbetterthroughfood

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What Is Your Body Telling You?

Our bodies often know us better than we know ourselves. If we listen, they guide us to heal many chronic issues. What is your body telling you?

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When Even the Smartest Get Fooled

Think you’re too smart to be scammed? Think again. Scammers are more devious than ever—and younger people are scammed more than oldsters.

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Yes, Mom…Yes, America

“Yes” is one of the best feel-good words. I love saying it. My mother raised me in a world of “yes,” and our country grew from a position of “yes.”

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The Indecision of Decision Making

When given the chance to control parts of their life, many people let others decide and become a victim in their own lives. Tragic.

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When Trouble Strikes, Do You Fight or Take Flight?

It’s uncomfortable to fight in the face of challenges, but it’s better than being beaten by them. There’s a pathway to resilience.

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Behave Your Way to Better Feelings

Feeling a Little Down? Look up… literally. Standing tall, looking up and smiling can change your outlook and your outcomes.

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Why I Don’t Like to Be First on Line

Americans love being first on line to get shiny new toys. When it comes to health discoveries, step to the back of the line. It could save your life.

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I Had A Great Day…Why Can’t I Simply Be Proud?

Did you ever accomplish your goals yet still feel somewhat unsatisfied? Me, too. Here’s what happened when I ran the BolderBoulder.

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When You Meet Their Guy/Gal for the First Time

It’s a tricky path when parents meet their kids’ first loves. Say too much or say it wrong, and you may be ousted from future events. How to do it just right.

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When You Rush Through Something…

“When you want to hurry something, that means you no longer care about it…” The question is, Why did you stop caring?

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When the Old Gang Gets Together

Getting the old gang together brings comfort and new perspective. What we didn’t say when young—and what we are free to say when old

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Lessons from the World’s Longest Photo Shoot

If you want excellence, it takes commitment and endless patience. I watched it this weekend.

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When to Shut Up

The social dilemma of unsolicited advice. Too much given…too much received. Know when to help and when to hush.

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A Whole New World for My Hips

Proper training and proper treatment of joint pain is bringing Sarah Hiner from being a wannabe to a runner. Her secret? Muscle balance

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Health Care: Your Right and Your Responsibility

If health care is our right, then why isn’t it our responsibility to make healthy choices in our lives? Reducing health-care costs is up to us.

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Are You Worried? Or Do You Just Care?

If you love someone, you worry about them, right? Maybe not. Turn down the worry…turn up the love.