Out of the box

We are sometimes afraid of what we haven’t done or don’t understand.  The social media world is like that for me.  I’ve been out there…sort of.  But I didn’t really get it until I went to a conference in Orlando this past weekend called Extreme Business Makeovers 2010 (XBM).  On the surface, this conference is designed to help…

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Send your kids to camp

It starts with daycare or pre-school or kindergarten…those early experiences away from home.  Even though they are for just a few hours at a time, they come with anxiety and often tears.  But quickly those precious little minds learn that it’s going to be OK.  They make new friends and have great adventures.  However, the…

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My Spot

I have a place that I go to think.  It’s on the southside of a state park about 20 minutes from where I live.  It’s in a more remote part of the park on top of a cliff, overlooking a lake.  I love it there.  I call it “my spot” and have been going there…

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What’s love got to do with it?

The answer to that question is EVERYTHING.  And therein lies the problem because it’s so hard to get it right.  It might seem easy to you, but your comprehension of love is based on your exposure, your experience and your expectation.  It’s such a relative thing that the words you use rarely elicit all the emotion…

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Home at last

February was challenging alright and not just because of the Challenge.  I bought a condo last month and closed on February 26th.  Between packing and posting for the Challenge and moving, I was pretty excited to say goodbye to February and hello to March.  It is hard to explain how great it feels to own a home.  Over the…

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And…it’s March

Thanks to everyone who participated in the February Challenge this year.  I appreciate the posts and the e-mails.  I know some of you had a really successful February while others may have struggled.  The point is to learn some things about yourself and try to build some better habits.  If you want to be healthy and…

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The Final stretch

With just a few days left in the challenge it’s your turn to take over and give advice to each other.  I’ve seen some really great comments out there lately so think about the month and give everyone your 2 cents worth.  Here’s one from yesterday: “I have come to learn one of the keys…

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In love with spinach

If you’re going to fall in love with a vegetable, then it should be spinach.  It’s on the top of every list for nutritional content and the data out there on health benefits is endless.  It has made the 8 servings quota a breeze for me this month.  For me, the spinach HAS to be…

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To snack or not to snack…

To snack or not to snack…that is the question.  It depends on how deliberate you are about it.  Mindless snacking is a recipe for disaster when it comes to weight control.  But intentional, focused snacks can actually help raise your metabolism as is explained in this article from www.webmd.com  Eat More, Burn Better Of course,…

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Cleaning house

I’m getting a colonoscopy on Tuesday for the first time…I’m of age.  Anyway, tomorrow starts the prep.  I can only have clear liquids all day and then there’s the whole laxitive drinking process in the evening.  I has occurred to me that this is kind of like cleaning house.  Maybe you should all do it…

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