Selfies and Other Captured Moments Matter and Why You Should Have Them

The sky was pouring sheets of rain and there I was running down the street at 3:00AM in Paris, France. My phone was dead, my plane was set to depart in just a few hours, I have only memory to help me find my hotel which is miles away, and since Uber isn’t an option and the taxis just aren’t…

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Unplugging From Technology – Why it needs to be a priority

My job is very interesting and is one I very much enjoy. Next month I will be directing an initiative called “Wellbeing Month” at work and it is designed to get people focused on things that promote personal wellbeing within themselves. This effort is designed to help people move past the general aspects of physical fitness and embrace the larger,…

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20 New Ways to be Grateful, Happy and at Peace in Life

The holidays are upon us my friends! The weird thing is that during this time of year I really see two very different personalities expressed in most of the people I interact with. One group of people view the holidays as a great time to reflect on the things we are thankful for, the blessings life has provided us and…

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The #1 Way to Live a Fit and Happy Life In a Crazy World

The other day I was training in the gym and a gentleman walked by and asked me, “how’s it going?” Without a thought I answered, “I’m fabulous, how are you?” I really hadn’t intended to bring about a conversation but my answer caused the man the stop. Looking perplexed, he kind of made fun of me by saying, “fabulous eh?”…

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The 8 Secrets to Happiness Revealed

You know – it’s pretty interesting. The more people I meet, the more I age and the further I travel, there is one universal truth that I can’t seem to escape. People everywhere and at every stage of life are in pursuit of happiness. The thing that sticks out to me most is how few people I’ve actually come across…

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Consequences of Play Deprivation in Humans

Whatever your position on the importance of play in a human’s life, it happens. Humans play, we create games, compete, explore objects in the world around us, and if none of this is possible, we play in our minds, creating worlds, friends and identities. Human beings play, it’s something we do better and more than any other create on Earth,…

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My Top 5 Self-Help Books

When looking for motivational reading or self-help information, we often turn to books for insight.  This is wise.  There is something inside of us that tells us that written work is the way to go when we want to find information that is meaningful.  Sure, we search blogs (like this one) and look for stuff online, but when it comes…

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The Guaranteed Way to Appreciate Your Everyday Life

Location:  Charles DeGaulle airport – Paris, France I’m tired, my feet are sore and I’m filled with gratitude for the opportunity to backpack western and central Europe for the past 24 days.  I’ve backpacked miles-and-miles of major cities in 9 countries, I’ve made friends in places previously unknown to me and have acquired basic conversational capabilities in four languages.  So…

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Music – A Key Ingredient to Stress Reduction

Yes, that is George Strait and Ronnie Dunn taking a selfie during a live concert.  It was a pretty cool moment so I wanted to share it.  Now to the article… Music is the language we all understand.  Isn’t it cool how no matter our age or nationality, no matter where we’ve been or what we do, we all have…

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Living Well is an Everyday Possibility

As a professional working in the industry of health, fitness and wellness, I am constantly in contact with people who are in search of ways to live better, feel better and simply enjoy life more fully.  For many years, I too was interested in learning the “secrets” to living well.  In the end, it became clear that living well isn’t…

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