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Memorial Day, Murph, and Gratitude

Memorial Day, Murph, and Gratitude

Crossfit has a cool tradition where they name workouts in honor of service members who have died defending our freedom. This Memorial Day, our gym did the workout Murph. The workout honors Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, NY, who was killed in...
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...
It’s All About Your Frame

It’s All About Your Frame

Sometimes we don’t understand the powerful effect of framing, or how we think about the events in our lives. We have little control over external circumstances, but we have almost complete control over how we think about or understand those circumstances. The Example...
5 Ways to Get Back on The Polar Express of Life

5 Ways to Get Back on The Polar Express of Life

I take the train to work. It takes about 90 minutes each way, so it’s a long commute. I remember one day as I got off the train, I passed by a mother and her young daughter getting on the train. The mother smiled at me and asked, “Was it fun?” She must have noticed...
Thanksgiving and Expressing Gratitude

Thanksgiving and Expressing Gratitude

Happy early Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love the food, watching football, spending time with family… everything! So, in honor of Thanksgiving, I want to talk about the importance of expressing gratitude. Struggle with Gratitude?...
3 Ways to Navigate Negative Sentiment Override

3 Ways to Navigate Negative Sentiment Override

Have you ever had a day when you just were in a funk, and nothing seemed to go right? I had one of those days last week. I hadn’t slept well the night before, and my day just got off on the wrong foot. I wasn’t feeling well, was short with people I interacted with,...
3 Key Decisions That Shape Your Life

3 Key Decisions That Shape Your Life

Life is all about decisions. The quality of our decisions shapes our life. They impact our health, our relationships, and our finances. In this post, I want to talk about three key decisions that can be game-changers in our life. If you want to be successful and live...
The Yerkes-Dodson Law and Its Application to Life

The Yerkes-Dodson Law and Its Application to Life

One of the first things I learned in my introduction to psychology class in college was the Yerkes-Dodson Law. The Yerkes-Dodson Law has to do with the relationship between arousal and performance. The relationship looked like an upside-down U-shaped curve. Higher...
3 Keys to Living a Good Life

3 Keys to Living a Good Life

Everyone wants to live a good life and be happy. But so many of us struggle. We wrestle with depression, anxiety, and relationship problems, just to name a few. What are some of the key principles to keep in mind when trying to craft the life you really want? Here are...
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