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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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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 its summer double issue. “What Happy People Do Differently” was the July cover of Psychology Today. My friend Tim Jones just wrote about happiness in his humor...
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I’m not a quitter. To a fault. In fact, there have been many times in my life when I should have walked away or changed directions, but I kept moving forward at 150 mph anyway. I guess that’s the stubborn gene I inherited. That stubborn gene serves me well when I play tennis; I can...
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I have always said that healthy living shouldn’t require a major overhaul in your lifestyle. Even if you’re a bonafide couch potato, turning life upside down will likely result in short-term gains followed by a longer-term pain and frustration. Baby steps, not a huge leap forward, are more likely to result in healthy habits that...
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It’s no secret I’m a sports buff. Hence, I can’t miss the opportunity to join in the excitement of March Madness. The question is: Is the madness good or bad for your health? I’ll let you decide. Top 10 Reasons Why March Madness is Good for Your Health 1. It reduces stress in other aspects...
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According to research by Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters®, Americans still struggle with the economics of eating well.  In fact, low-income families claim that cost is the biggest barrier to eating healthy foods. You don’t have to break the bank to eat well! To help shed some light on this subject matter, I am providing...
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Whenever I lead health and wellness workshops, the one topic that garners a lot of attention is meditation. I am by no means an authority on the topic. Like many of you, I struggle with finding time to sit down, quiet down and settle down my mind. That said, I still believe in the power...
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(This is final post of a III part series. Part I questions if Money Buy Happiness and Part II examines If Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness, Then What Does?) I grew up thinking it is wrong to want money. Perhaps this says something about my Southern Methodist heritage and knowledge of Biblical references which suggest the love...
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Money doesn’t buy happiness, at least according to many psychologists. You can read PART I of my series on money and happiness, where I put this theory to the test. I have also written several posts about happiness before – including how to be a kid again, a top ten feel good list and scratching...
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Does money buy happiness? (Part 1 of a 3 part series) According to Harvard Medical School and recent psychology research, the things that make you happy are feeling good, doing good and engaging fully. They also suggest three things that don’t make you happy: money and material things, youth and children. Though I don’t disparage...
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