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Attitude Adjustment

Thanking & Giving: A Steady Diet To Nourish Your Soul

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditMost of us will gather around a Thanksgiving table laden with food and surrounded by family and friends. We’ll stuff ourselves silly, share laughs and take photos. Some of us may visit a soup kitchen, stop by a church or run in a morning Turkey trot. It will be an abundant day filled with gratitude. But after the meal is over and the table is cleared here are two morsels to keep fresh forever: Thank more. Give more. Being thankful is not just for a special occasion; it’s a way of life. The simple words “Thank you” can nourish the […]

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The Best Cure for Anger? Get Active!

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditI’m usually not a nervous eater, but the night of November 8 watching the presidential election results on television I reached for everything in sight to stuff my face. Like a bad hangover, my lethargy and unease lingered for days. I found reading Facebook posts and watching the news upsetting. As the week progressed I found myself less upset by the outcome and more anxious by the outpouring of anger that resonated coast to coast. People were angry before the election; people are angry after. If I felt anxiety as an adult, I can’t imagine what young kids watching the […]

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How to Be a Go-Giver Versus Go-Getter

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestReddit“She’s a real go-getter.” I’ve heard that line more times than I can count. It’s a compliment for anyone who likes to take action, try new things, set goals and achieve results. A go-getter makes things happen. She’s an energizer. There’s another type of person. That person is a go-giver. She’s someone who focuses her energy on giving over getting. She seeks to give more of herself than get more from others. Achievement is measured by the meaningful things she does rather by the many things she achieves. A go-getter can also be a go giver. The two are not mutually […]

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Brave Is the New Beautiful

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditI believe the most beautiful women are the ones who are brave. These are women who are confident in their bodies, cool under pressure and kind to others. They face fear calmly, deal with setbacks as deftly as they can, avoid the pity party and pay it forward. Brave girls focus on self actualization not self criticism. They may step out of their comfort zone but know when to lean in for help and when to lend a hand to offer help. Brave girls respect others and treat them with kindness even when others are less kind to them. They put on a strong front […]

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How Will You Write Your Next Chapter?

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditI am not a “religious” person in the traditional sense. More spiritual. My January 1st birthday aside, I tend to ignore a specific day to celebrate and focus on a period of time, usually tied to the change of season. That’s why I find the annual Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, inspiring whether you practice Judaism or not. The celebration which began at sundown last night marks a period of personal reflection: asking for forgiveness, showing gratitude, focusing on acts of kindness and thinking about how you want to live your life with more purpose. Growing up I was told that at the start of Rosh Hashanah God […]

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Don’t Let a Wipe Out Knock You Down

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditThese two words sent shivers of dread down my spine: Fatal Error. My website content had been wiped out with no warning. Years of writing were missing. Was I hacked? Did I hit a wrong key? No one could figure it out at first. And, I did not have an adequate backup plan in place. I’d put saving money over safeguarding my site. At one point we weren’t sure if we could recover everything. I started to spin the scenario in my head. “Maybe this is an opportunity to create something new. I’ll start over with a fresh approach,” I said to myself. Fortunately, […]

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Piece of Mind vs. Peace of Mind

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditI have learned that more people love to talk than listen. Between the pundits, politicians, experts and social posters on the internet, everyone’s talking and expressing an opinion. But how many are really tuned in and listening? These past few weeks I turned down the “noise” to address some personal matters that meant more to me than what people thought and said. I found it rather peaceful. No anxiety from the news and less time wasted scrolling through umpteen posts. I was able to have real conversations with people in person and by phone rather than just abrupt texts. For years I was […]

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Don’t Let Detours Deter You

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditRecently sidelined due to circumstances beyond our control we watched the world pass by from a window and screen. Boats cruised the river. Friends posted vacation photos. Technology linked us to family, friends and news. The world outside was sunny and active. Inside, the room was quiet and still, though the setting was more restless than restful. We released our frustration over canceled plans and resolved not to let an unfortunate detour deter our spirit. We adjusted our attitude rather than allow ourselves to feel derailed. We tried to make each day count rather than count the days. Ordering in different takeout foods became a daily treat. Things we take for granted, like stepping outside […]

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Can You Have Too Many Helpings of Self Help?

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditMany of us want to improve our lives. That’s a good thing. Whether you want to change your body, your career, your financial situation or your love life, recover from a setback, divorce or illness, there’s a book or coach who can help you. Do you need to build customers, boost your social media following, hone your marketing skills, negotiate contracts? There’s a book or coach who can help you. Many people, including myself, have improved their lives thanks to books, free webinars, conferences, coaching, workshops, videos, podcasts and more. Some wonder if all the hype over self-help benefits […]

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How To Kick Cantorexia

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYummlyDiggPinterestRedditAre you or a friend suffering from cantorexia? It’s how I define people whose mind set tells them they can’t do something when they really can if they refocused and tried. All of us at some point may have experienced some form of cantorexia. When we were younger our parents or teachers may have told us, “You can’t do that.” In sports you may have been told, “You can’t be on the team” because you were too slow or small. I was told by high school teachers I was too bossy. “You can’t act that way.” I was told by […]

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