Vitamin A is the Most Powerful Gift We Can Give : Tips for giving Acknowledgement,one of our fundamental human needs.

One of the key lessons I have learned which has contributed to any success in my career and relationships, is to acknowledge others for a job well done. When I do, it makes me feel good and draws success to my life.

I was fortunate to have parents who constantly said, “Good job and you can do it Steve.” So for me it came naturally to give kudos to others.

I know from my coaching career that some folks find it hard ...

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Be the CEO of Your Life! : How to Design a Rock-Solid “Whole Body” Plan to Create the Life You Desire

Take a deep breath and ask yourself, “Are you living proactively or reactively?”

What answer did you get or how did your body feel? Whether you live a life of design versus default a whole-body plan will help you get more proactive and take greater charge of your life.

Consulting executives in the corporate and business world has taught me that structure and planning has its benefits. When I left my full time sales management job ...

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5 Tips for a More Easeful Holiday Season : More Fun For the Holidays

The winter holiday season offers a wonderful time to enjoy special moments with the ones we love. For many, this time of year also stirs up some emotions around family, past memories, loneliness and reflecting on where our life is now. It can also cause stress like spending money one may not have on gifts, shopping mall crowds, an overload of obligatory parties to attend and reactivating sad or bad memories of past holidays.

Romantic Notions

Many of us fantasize during ...

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Why is Pokemon Mania Becoming Such a Pain in the Neck? : The hottest new active mobile game is fun and problematic too.

Unless you live off the grid or avoid all news sources, you are most likely playing,or are curious about Pokemon Go, the active mobile game being played by over 10 million people. It’s only been out a few weeks and already it’s topping the amount of Twitter’s daily users, and logging more time than Facebook, according to various tracking firms.

I’ve read many positive reports about how much fun it is, how it gets people to move, not sit on a ...

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Staying On Track Through Purpose: 10 Questions to Fuel and Drive Your Intentions

I have been a fan of The Golden State Warriors NBA team for over 3 decades. As talented as they are, what impresses me about them now is how they hold their team purpose above all else to win a championship, over any personal glory or stats.

All for one and one for all meant that veteran all-star starters took seats on the bench, keeping the purpose of winning first. It also meant adopting a new team strategy of constantly moving ...

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Assessing Your Relationship Mojo : How Do You Connect with Your Partner?

In relationships we can connect on many levels. Some couples form relationships in which the chemistry works on all fronts, while other pairs connect well in some areas, but not others. That’s just the way it goes. Couples that connect on all levels share common values, interests and goals. They are intellectually compatible, emotionally suited to one another in terms of basic temperament, and physically connected with zingy chemistry. On the other hand, some couples have a fantastic intellectual connection ...

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Three Ways Movement Awareness Can Improve Your Life : (Includes Video Tips)

Right now, whether you are aware of it or not, your body is adjusting to meet the demands of the moment, like shifting positions in your seat to get more comfortable, while reading this blog. Yet, most of the time we have no idea of what our body is doing or what micro messages it is communicating to us and to others. What’s miraculous about us as human beings however is that we have the ability tocatch and influence these ...

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7 Tips For Taking Time Away From Busyness and Soft Addictions : We need to reboot, unplug and regenerate consistently.

Boy have we gotten busy. Our reasons for being “on” most of the time might include economic pressure, a need to stay connected socially, or even having a creative or business idea that just has to be shared with as many people as possible. Fair enough. These are all good reasons to stay busy. However with Silicon Valley companies inventing wonderful new tools that have become soft addictions for many of us, it’s getting harder and harder to put down ...

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Assessing Your Work and Life Balance : Spend Five Minutes Learning How to Make Mind-Body Balance Your New Daily Habit Posted Nov 24, 2015

Nothing is as close to us as our body, but there is nothing else that is close to us and about which we know so little. ~

Gunther von Hagans, Creator of the Body Worlds Exhibits

In little more than a decade, we have become high-tech beings, but evolution doesn’t happen that fast. Therefore, most of us get thrown off balance, physiologically compromised by a virtual lifestyle that leaves the body behind. The more cell phones, electronic tablets, virtual games and computers ...

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10 Questions To Help You Find Your Purpose

We’ve all had the experience of making a firm resolution to reach a goal, only to lose the initial enthusiasm and fall off track.

Personally, I know how easy it is for me to get distracted or pulled in another direction. So I’ve found that my strongest motivator is to remember my higher purpose. While making a decision or gearing up for an important project, this helps me to draw on all my energy with clear intent, total awareness and inspiration.

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Body Appreciation Day! : Feel the benefits of taking time to thank the one who works for you the most.

I know at times it’s tough to appreciate your body for its true brilliance and how much it does it for you.

You may have concerns about how it looks, or you may not like how it performs in certain situations or possibly not like it because of pain you feel from living in it.

You might unconsciously use it to stuff emotions and expressions you are afraid to share with others and even have a negative, unfriendly vocabulary towards it, saying ...

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Are Your Smart Devices Causing You a Pain In the Neck? : The technilogical revolution has taken a toll on our bodies

In little more than a decade, we have become high-tech beings, but evolution doesn’t happen that fast. Therefore, most of us get thrown off balance, physiologically compromised by a virtual lifestyle that leaves the body behind. The more cell phones, electronic tablets, virtual games and computers that we use, the more we build stress in our bodies. We move less and stare at screens more. And our posture suffers.

Poor posture contributes to stress, and stress contributes to poor posture

A human’s ...

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Is Too Much Juggling Causing You Brain Drain? : Multi-tasking non-stop? Anxious when separated from smart device?

I am writing this as much for myself as you, to remember to give my brain time outs from multi-tasking and smart gadgets.

Between the pressure to get more things in a day done then we are sometimes capable of and the easy access to smart tools, we switch our brain frantically between tasks which causes an overload of the brain’s processing capacity and we burn out.

Professor Earl Miller, a neuroscientist at the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology scanned volunteers’ heads ...

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Change Your Movement, Change Your Brain : We can use our bodies to help us think better

Being aware of how you move your body can help you think more clearly and turn up the dial on your brainpower.Research shows that the brain can take cues from body movements to understand and solve complex problems.

In 2009, University of Illinois psychology professor Alejandro Lleras, along with Laura Thomas of Vanderbilt University, conducted a study on problem solving and body movement. They set out to test if a person’s ability to solve a complex problem could be influenced by ...

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Free Yourself : The heart knows what the mind sometimes can’t grasp

The heart knows what the mind sometimes can’t grasp.It’s been there from day one.When stress overwhelms us with strong emotions we often stuff it away in our heart, but the negative thoughts, beliefs, and emotions that we detached from mentally don’t just go away. Every one of our experiences is literally etched in our heart and imprinted in our consciousness. Holding back our emotions and expressions and enlisting our bodies to hold them for us may have been the necessary ...

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Conscious and Unconscious Regression : Discovering and reliving earlier experiences that may influence how you behave today

In a psychological context going back to early or past behavior is termed regression.  Originally Sigmund Freud classified regression as adefense mechanism for coping with stress; where one reverts to earlier, more childlike patterns of behavior to cope.

Since regression is a common phenomenon that occurs most often under stress, we all do it constantly, yet most of it is unconscious. When an executive feels stuck on a problem they regress to infant behavior sucking and chewing their pen down to ...

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