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Happiness is a hot topic these days. It was the headliner on a Dr. Oz show a few weeks ago. Time Magazine featured the “Pursuit of Happiness” in a summer double issue. “What Happy People Do Differently” was on the cover of Psychology Today. My friend Tim Jones wrote about happiness in his humor blog,...
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I researched the best ways to improve your health, perusing resources such as US News & World Report, WebMD, and Dr. Oz. Some of the suggestions were not so obvious: eat more grapes, have more sex, become a morning person, learn to play the drums, give up artificial sweetener and drizzle more olive oil. More logical suggestions...
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One way to get your kiddos to eat healthier foods is to involve them in a cook-off or Iron Chef competition. It’s a sure-fired way to get them to eat their veggies. How It All Began This idea emerged when Luke, my 11-year-old son, told me he wanted to make his own soup – no...
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We are all brainwashed to believe that being skinny is the pinnacle of health and well-being. From books to magazines to movies to fashion runways, being skinny and looking beautiful are epitomized as the way to be. Why is the message always about slimming down, losing weight and having perfect abs? A million dollar figure...
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For most of my career, I have been a die-hard marketer. Spanning the country from Richmond to New Jersey to Boston to Seattle to Boise, I worked for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. After a long stint corporate America, I fell in love with entrepreneurial life and running my own business. Along the way, I...
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During the past year, I feel like I’ve become the master of let-downs, mishaps and disappointments. There are many days when I say, “I’m so due for some good luck, good fortune or plane ‘ole good news.” I know I’m supposed to face each challenge with confidence, as an opportunity to get a glimpse of...
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Sunday’s NFC championship was a game for the ages. Though I was happy with the outcome, it was particularly interesting to note how the Hawks came back to defeat the Packers. After three quarters of what seemed to be terrible playing and bad luck, things turned around. Specifically, after four interceptions and likely one of...
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In the fall of 2013, I ran the New York City Marathon, the seventeenth I’ve completed to date. At the start line atop the Verrazano Bridge, I made a pact with myself. I wasn’t going to watch my Garmin religiously to ensure I qualified for Boston. Instead, I would run fast when I felt good,...
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A few weekends ago, I was skiing with friends in Sun Valley, Idaho. During the course of our glorious day on Bald Mountain, I met a family who had invented a fun and healthy way to get the day started. He told me, “We start off the day with 20 minutes of exercise. The kids...
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Re-think your infrastructure. Many bad habits develop because we have created an infrastructure to support them. You eat chips before dinner because there’s a package of Tostitos in the cupboard. You avoid a walk when it’s 20 degrees outside because you don’t have the proper gear to keep you warm. You hit the snooze in...
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