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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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Make the Most of Your Time At Home

What a rare gift to have weeks without social obligations and other time pressures. What will you do with that time?

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Will You Be Ready When the Quarantine Is Over?

Looking beyond day-to-day survival tasks to the big picture and dreams of the future are vital to getting back to life when the quarantine is over.

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Watch Your Neck: The Next Wave of the Pandemic

: Working at home in a makeshift office and hunching over your laptop is putting you at risk for head, neck and back pain. Here’s how to avoid it.

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Finish On a Happy Thought

Feeling overwhelmed by the news? Don’t end a conversation in chaos…finish with a moment of positive imagery or opportunity.

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Playing for the Long Term

Immediate gratification is great. We all like to keep score. But the long-term game reduces anxiety and provides a different level of success.

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Why The Rocky Mountains Are My Happy Place

Millions of dollars are spent a year on antidepressants, and yet time in nature fuels all of those “happy hormones.” The mountains are my happy place… where is yours?

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Stop Pushing Pills On Our Kids

The health-care crisis begins in childhood…when we teach children to solve their problems with pills and prescriptions. Let’s teach resilience and prevention instead.

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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.