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March 10, 2012

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Comments Off on Too Busy To Be Bored? Think Again!

In a culture where “ADD” has become a slang word, is there actually an upside to losing focus, getting bored, or yearning for some excitement? Does life seem incredibly busy but somehow mundane at the same time? “Novelty-seeking” is a personality trait often associated with alcoholism, gambling, drug abuse, and extreme sports, and it can

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March 10, 2012

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Comments Off on March Madness

March Madness most commonly refers to NCAA basketball but let me suggest that March may indeed invoke “Madness” on many levels. The days get longer, Spring Break ensues, college acceptance letters pour in, flip flops and swimsuits re-appear, and summer plans commence – all of this with 6-8 weeks of schoolwork left to be done.

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December 10, 2011

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Comments Off on Recipe for a Strong Finish

The semester is almost over and distractions are everywhere! Winter break and the holidays are so close yet feel elusive with so much to do these final days. Ingredients: Calm focus Intervals Scheduling Healthy eating Exercise Sleep Instructions: Prioritize the exams that carry the most weight and will be most difficult. Create a calendar outlining

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December 10, 2011

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There is a reason that every CEO of a publicly traded company has a Board of Directors. The Board’s job is to question, inform, and support the CEO and the company. The Board is often comprised of individuals of various ages, occupations, talents, and experiences and this eclectic group is intended to compliment each other’s

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October 3, 2011

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Comments Off on Don’t Define – Discover

Are you the “smart,” “pretty,” “funny,” or “quirky” one?  Are you “a hard worker,” “a slacker,” or “a nerd?”  From infancy, we are defined by others:  “She is such an easy baby” (compared to who?), “He is so smart” (by whose standards?).  Later, we struggle to define ourselves as the athlete, the techie, the prep,

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July 3, 2011

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Comments Off on Finding the Window

I have been a runner since I was 15 years old. I do not just run; running is a part of who I am. It is an integral and important part of my life. Running is my zen, my peace, my balance. It gives me a sense of self and accomplishment. So, you can imagine

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February 3, 2011

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Comments Off on THE ONE MINUTE MELTDOWN

Have you ever had an emotion jump out of no where and surprise you? I’m in the business of emotions. I study them, listen to them, and coach myself and others on how to experience them in the most productive ways. So my emotional reaction to my youngest daughter today surprised me as much as

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