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The Day Starts in the Dark

The Day Starts in the Dark

I was listening to a talk the other day, and the speaker made an interesting point about how each new day starts in the dark. I’m not sure why our system works that way, but each new day begins at 12am, which feels like the middle of the night. The new day has come,...
It’s All Connected

It’s All Connected

I remember one day I woke up feeling sluggish. I was tired, and couldn’t seem to get myself going. I struggled through my workday, always feeling a bit off. I was also grumpy and short with the people I interacted with. The day after that, on the other hand, I woke up...
It’s a Great Time To…

It’s a Great Time To…

One of the things I’ve been trying to do amidst the COVID-19 pandemic is to think about the things that I’m grateful for. When things are going badly, like they are now, it’s not always easy to be grateful. It takes some effort. It’s a Great Time To… One exercise I...
How NOT to Get Divorced While in Quarantine

How NOT to Get Divorced While in Quarantine

Living in quarantine due to the COVID-19 crisis can be tough on marriages and families. Some people are dealing with very high levels of stress and anxiety. We’re stuck in the house 24-7, so we don’t really get a break from our spouse and family. It makes sense that...
Lose Weight by Eating Slowly

Lose Weight by Eating Slowly

This post is about a simple intervention that can help you lose weight and improve your health, without any major changes in your diet or exercise habits. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s important to eat healthy. And it’s a good idea to move and get sweaty every day. But...
How is Your Engine Running?

How is Your Engine Running?

There’s a quick little exercise my wife does with the kids she works with that I think can be helpful for adults as well. It’s called: “How is Your Engine Running?” Tune into Your Body The idea behind the exercise is to help us get more in tune with our body and how...
Focus on the Basics First

Focus on the Basics First

Heavyweight boxer Ed Latimore posted the following message on Twitter: “Before you try any tricks or hacks for developing confidence: Get in shape. Stop eating/drinking bullshit. Build competence in a skill that pays you. Talk to humans face-to-face. Do this for...
How to Utilize Passive Change Agents

How to Utilize Passive Change Agents

When trying to make a change in their life, most people utilize active change agents. What I mean by “active” is that the change effort involves doing something proactive. You have to keep applying energy to get going and maintain your change. For example, you get...
The Importance of Taking Initiative

The Importance of Taking Initiative

It’s important to take the initiative when working toward your goals. I remember one evening, I was on my train ride home from work. The train was busier than usual, and it was hard to find a seat. I wondered why there were so many people on the train, and then...
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