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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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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.

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Howard Beale’s Crystal Ball: The Extreme Limitations and Dangers of Broadcast News

We are in a death spiral of biased messaging throughout the media. Seeing the distortion is step one in breaking free.

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Where Everyone Is Beautiful

Reflections on my time as a ballroom dancer. A world that touches the physical, spiritual and emotional. A magical place where everyone is “beautiful”.

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Good Words, Good Deeds, Good Thoughts

Good words, good deeds, good thoughts. If we all just follow those six words, what a wonderful world it can continue to be.

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Teach Our Children Well

Adulting is hard…we could make the transition easier by teaching our young adult basic life skills before they make costly mistakes.

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Gender Bias in Health Care: Women—Watch Your Hearts

Women—when it comes to cardiac care, you aren’t being taken seriously by the medical profession. If you feel something, say something loud and clear.

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Quieting the False Fears That Hold Me Back

Does fearful chatter run through your head and hold you back from achieving your dreams…or enjoying life? Conquer this “monkey mind.”

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Get Busy…You’ll Be Happier

Has modern life become so convenient it is creating an epidemic of boredom? And is this the cause of increases in violence and rage? Get busy and be happy.

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A Moment of Passion Beats the Daily Doldrums

What do you do each day that connects you to your passion? Just a few minutes can fuel you through any doldrums. Bottom Line's CEO Sarah Hiner explains.

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Some Things to Think About with the New World of Medical-Screening Tests

Miracles are happening in genetic testing and disease screening. Don’t let them turn into tragedy. Bottom Line’s CEO Sarah Hiner explains.

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Would You Rather Die Right or Die Happy?

Two stubborn mules don’t get anywhere faster. Standing firm in your corner doesn’t help. Bottom Line’s CEO Sarah Hiner helps break those emotional standoffs.

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On Getting Strong(er)

What to do when you’re tired of complaining? Set a goal for change. Join Bottom Line CEO Sarah Hiner on her quest toward greater strength.

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The Leadership Gap

As leaders fall from grace, we are following “opinionators” who lack substance. It’s a dangerous choice, says Bottom Line Inc CEO Sarah Hiner.