Think You Don’t Have A Choice? Think Again.

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With the recent changes in political and social climates in the past few months, many of us might feel that our choices are being reduced. Are they? Instead of being restricted, perhaps our choices are being clarified. After all, when the contrast of what is not wanted is brought into the light, there’s a swift movement into clarity of what …

Tired Of New Year’s Resolutions? Try This Instead

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While chatting with a friend last week, the topic of New Year’s resolutions came up. “So, how about your resolutions for 2016?” I asked her. “Umm, well, you know… they never stick,” she replied. Yep. Pretty much the same response I get from most of my friends. Each year many of us create promises to finally use that gym membership, …

5 Ways To Be The Peace This Holiday Season

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“Be the change you wish to see in the world” has been attributed to Mahatma Ghandi—although that’s not literally what Ghandi said. Regardless of the words, the quote isn’t simply a suggestion—it is an instruction. Ghandi is telling us that we have the power to change the world by changing ourselves. This holiday season, I’ve chosen to take that inspiration to …

5 Reasons Why You’re Good Enough As You Are

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While having lunch with a friend recently, he said something that particularly caught my ear. “Some days I feel so lost. I can’t seem to get it right. I’m just not good enough.” “At what?” I replied. “At life,” he sighed. When we look at the world around us and compare ourselves to what others are doing, we have a …

Work/Life Balance. Really?

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Is there really such a thing as work/life balance? Many say it’s a myth. Let’s start with the literal definition: The word balance implies harmony or equilibrium among opposing elements. Imagine what this looks like on a scale—work and life are not only separated, but at opposite ends of the spectrum. This common view of work/life balance supports the idea …

Silence: Our Faithful Friend

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With all the noise we experience in our daily lives, finding something as simple as peace and quiet can be challenging—especially if our environments are busy. And I’m not speaking only of our external environments, but also of our internal environments—our thoughts. Our thoughts can be productive, but they can also be annoying and distracting. Learning to quiet our minds …

How to Transcend Traffic

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For some, driving can be a chore; a necessary evil; a mandatory requirement. For others, it can be an enjoyable experience. Regardless of whether or not you enjoy it, driving can also be a source of incredible frustration. Whether you live in a big city or a small town, the annoying antics of other drivers will always be inevitable. So …

What’s Happening

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The other day I was asked, “Since you write books about balance, you must be happy and balanced all the time, right?” I paused and replied, “You’d think so, wouldn’t you?” The person looked bewildered. I continued, “Let me just say this: we all have good days and ‘not so good’ days. I just focus on appreciating the good days, …

Put Down the Fork

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As I was having dinner with my parents last week, I noticed something new. About every 3-4 minutes, my Dad would put his silverware down and stop eating. At first I thought nothing of it, but after the third time I had to say something. “Hey Dad. What’s with the stopping and starting?” “I’m putting down my fork,” he replied. …

Anchors Aweigh

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Have you ever had some sort of a temporary injury? For example, you sprained your ankle, broke your arm, cut your hand, or suffered some sort of condition that forced you to change your normal daily routine? How about a bad cold or the flu? Suddenly, your ‘normal’ routine stops and everything changes. It can be quite a shock. The …