Jun01

From the Publisher - June 2015

A lot has changed for me over the past two years. Probably the biggest change, however, is my weight. I have lost around 53 pounds. It has been a big accomplishment—something I didn’t believe I could do. I am so close to reaching my goal, but as I approach the final leg of my weight loss journey—the last 20 pounds—I find myself having to dig deep and grasp the last reserves of motivation in me. You see, these last 20 pounds are difficult. They don’t want to go away. In fact, I have lost the same five pounds again and again over the last three months, actually totaling the 20 pounds I need to shed.

Apr30

Attitude, May 2015

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The older I get...correction. The wiser I get, the more I realize that life—interacting with people, problem solving, emotions, drama, all of it—is all in how you look at it. Often, a situation will arise that makes me mad at first, but once I simmer down and examine what’s fully going on, I see it in a different light. I think most of us do this. 

 

Jan28

Don't Give Up - February 2015

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Don't Give Up - February 2015

A month ago, you, me and millions of others welcomed in the New Year with renewed hopes, dreams, aspirations and…resolutions. We were filled with zeal and exuberance. The energy on the starting line of 2015 was palpable, as if we were all in the starting gates at the Kentucky Derby. It was glorious and exciting!

Dec30

Setting Goals, January 2015

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Setting Goals, January 2015

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays behind me, which included two straight months of agonizing early deadlines, I finally feel I have a moment to take a breather. Relaxation doesn’t come often or easy for me, so I cherish the moments I get to just breathe in and breathe out and actually notice I’m doing it.

Dec01

Let It Go December, 2014

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Let It Go December, 2014

The song “Let it Go” from the Walt Disney movie Frozen has enjoyed popularity on a worldwide scale. Yes, the songstress Idina Menzel’s voice is powerful, and the song does have a catchy tune. And, yes it is from one of the most beloved movies of all times (Frozen is the fifth highest grossing movie and the No. 1 highest grossing animated movie ever) but I think what people of all ages love about the song is that you can belt out the words “let it go” over and over again. It just feels so good whether you’re in the shower, driving down the road or at work. It’s a song with built-in self-defense. For instance, you’re driving down the road and a crazy driver cuts you off, there’s no need to get mad. You just sing out “let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go!” It has an instant calming effect with a much better prophecy than “let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”

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