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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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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.

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Shop Local for More Than Just Food

Bricks-and-mortar stores hurt themselves with bad service. Shop local for food has been transformative. Let’s shop local for retail, too, but first a few changes.

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What Your Aches and Pains Are Telling You

If you have chronic pain or recurring illness, it may not be that your body is broken. You may need to look deeper.

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Your Hidden Excuses Are Holding You Back

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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Lest We Forget

With time, the power and pain of historical tragedies can soften. But that is dangerous. 9/11 changed our lives forever. Never forget.

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Deconstructing “Generation Wealth”

1980s consumerism is past, but the sense of entitlement lingers. There is a high price for that perfect life. What life do you really want?

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The Power of Preparation

Want to feel proud and confident? Do your homework.

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Looking Past Their Weaknesses to Appreciate Their Strengths

In daily life, it’s easy to let minor irritations get in the way of relationships. Better to look past the annoyances and appreciate the magic.

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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.