Are You Designing Your Life?

With another year about to end, now is the perfect time to think about your future and begin to design the kind of life you’d like to be living. Unfortunately, too many people leave their lives to chance and happenstance, not taking the time to write down their...

Learning to Recognize Your Ego

What is an ego?   Well, in case you didn’t know it, we all have one. The ego is the logical rational part of your mind that allows you to separate yourself from other people. You use it each and every day to weigh up situations, people and circumstances in...

Be Inspired Not Tired

Do you feel like you are just going through the motions and nothing you truly want in life is coming to fruition? Do you feel tired and drained more often than not? Are there things you know you have to get done, but you are lacking the motivation to do them? How...

Cool School Lunches

As you know by now, all parents have a different idea of what is healthy food and what is not. For years, you have had the opportunity to hand select and monitor what your child eats for lunch. Now it is time to test their ability. It is only natural for your...

The Gift of Receiving

You’re busy checking off the items on your to-do list. Most of the gifts have been wrapped. And the holiday cards made it to the post office this morning. Oh, but you forgot about your daughter’s teacher! And what to take to the Smith’s annual...

The 12 Gifts of Life

There is a great mystery about the deeper meaning of the well-known Christmas carol, "The 12 Days of Christmas."   Many believe the 12 Gifts described in the song (i.e., a partridge in a pear tree) are just nonsensical lyrics made up for children.  ...

Keeping on When You Want to Quit

I’ve started a lot of different exercise programs in my life. Some I started because I wanted to lose weight, some because I enjoyed a particular sport, and others because I just wanted to get into shape. I have been variously successful. When I joined a team...

Bone Health

There is something profound about our relationship to our bones. We talk about our natural tendencies as being "bred in the bone," and when we are deeply certain of something, we say we feel it "in our bones." Not only do your bones protect your...

A Game Plan for Smoother Holiday Shopping

When you factor in the agonizing contemplation of finding the right item for your child or friend, the crowds bodychecking their way through the aisles and check-out lines, and money draining from your checkbook or Visa card, you realize the experience is more...

Hugging for Health

For our business holiday card, I have a tradition of sending a thought-provoking story or anecdote along with the card. This year's story was about a woman, her letters to U.S. Servicemen during the Gulf War, and the simple act of sending them a photocopy of a...