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Stress: Don’t Let It Beat You or Beat You Up

Stress: Don’t Let It Beat You or Beat You Up

April 20, 2022

I must confess, it’s been a super difficult last few months. And I’ve literally manifested physical ailments due to STRESS. I’ve never had a bad neck (weak shoulders, ha, sure) but for a few weeks now, I can barely turn my head side to side. It’s been semi-frozen and incredibly tight thanks, or no thanks, to a wealth of stress I’m holding right there in the ol’ brain stem and neck muscles. 

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How To Get A Promotion By Being More Assertive

April 20, 2022

Working hard, meeting deadlines, and being enthusiastic about your job can help you get promoted. However, without assertiveness, your efforts could be in vain. Being assertive in the workplace can help you get what you want. It helps eliminate the fear of rejection and allows you to boldly present ideas to your boss and colleagues.

Assertiveness doesn't come naturally to everyone. Some people don’t know how to develop it. But with some effort, you can become more assertive and get the raise you deserve. Read on for tips on how to be more assertive at work.

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Blessings: Turning Stress Into Positive Self-Talk

April 04, 2022

I’m bringing you along on this very personal self-reflection in hopes that maybe you can have an epiphany like I’m having.

Someone once told me that I needed to stop looking up waiting for fireworks to happen above me, and to start appreciating the sparklers happening around me every day.

We’re often so busy stressing about the future or dwelling on the past that we rarely have time to reflect on the moment and be truly present. Take stock of where we’re at.

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How To Start A Morning Routine

February 24, 2022

Creating a great morning routine and sticking to it can be challenging, but having an AM ritual is key to making every day successful. Here are some morning routine ideas to bring more motivation and mindfulness into your day.

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Benefits Of Tai Chi You'll Wish You Knew Sooner

February 04, 2022

Have you been told you need to move more, but your range of motion is trying to convince you otherwise? Do you wish you could exercise—or at least be more mobile—but you're afraid traditional exercises are too strenuous? Don't be discouraged. Consider Tai Chi.

Tai Chi has benefits for both your mental health and physical health. Learn why it's great for everyone, especially older people.

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How To Maintain Your Cognitive Health

December 20, 2021

I’ve been hearing more and more lately about the importance of maintaining cognitive health and I’m sure you’re hearing the same thing. So, it’s probably a good idea to delve into exactly what the term means and why it is getting so much attention today.

A simple definition of cognitive health is the ability to think clearly, learn new things and then remember what we learn. This could be simple activities like getting dressed in the morning to complex tasks like learning to fly a plane. To do these things we need to be able to focus, concentrate and make decisions in a world where there are increasingly many new stressors and distractions.

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How Bad Do You Want It?

August 16, 2021 1 Comment

We are all granted the same 24 hours, 1440 minutes, 86,400 seconds in our day. What we choose to do — and not do — comes down to what we value, and what we don’t.

Talk is cheap. Everyone can talk about doing something. Some can follow up with action. Few are consistent enough to see success.

Every day we are faced with thousands of choices — opportunities that test our will and guide us to success or failure. The cumulation of these choices defines where you are today. The self-reflecting question we ask ourselves at work: “What Drives You?”

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Are We Proactive or Reactive?

June 24, 2021

For the longest time, the healthcare industry has relied heavily on reactive care. Which seems fairly reasonable, right?

If experiencing an emergency, you’ll need urgent care. However, more times than not, emergencies deemed as “reactive” are preventable. Yet, most healthcare providers advocate reactive care. Why? 

Let’s take a deeper dive, starting with each definition.

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Breathwork For Mind, Body, And Soul

June 03, 2020

One could say that the central nervous system is the center of your own personal universe. It controls your movements, the way you think, your emotions, your thoughts, and your wants and needs. And if that isn’t enough, it also controls your heart rate, breathing rate, body temperature, the release of hormones, and so much more. This manager of the mind and body (central nervous system) is a key component for optimal performance in all aspects of your life, be it athletic or just everyday living.

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6 Effective Relaxation Techniques for Stress

April 17, 2020

Did you know that 70 percent of Americans experience stress daily? This is a clear indication that it is quite a prevalent problem. Stress can result from minor challenges such as being caught up in a traffic jam to major issues like having a sick a relative. Whatever the cause, this is a common problem among adults and one that everyone should learn how to handle. Find out the 6 effective relaxation techniques for stress. 

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How To Deal with Burnout | Noticing The Signs & Fixing Them

How To Deal With Burnout: See The Signs & Get Your Drive Back

March 11, 2020

Are you feeling exhausted, hating your job, and feeling less capable at work? You may be experiencing burnout. Learn the signs of burnout, and what you can do to help you deal with it, in the workplace and elsewhere in your life.

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You're Too Old For That: Age and Fitness Levels

February 27, 2020

When I was 5 years old I remember the utter disappointment I felt as my parents told me I was too young to join my older brother and his friends at the arcade. Now, in my 30’s, I am no longer hearing I am too young for that but get this: I’m now “too old” for that. Get out of here!! I’m a firm believer that people who lack the will or bravery to do something themselves are on a mission to sabotage the aspirations of others.

Let's face it, the effects of aging are real, I will concede that. Our bodies and brains do change as we grow older. BUT, the physical effects of aging can be fought off with proper nutrition, supplementation, and generally staying active. AND, the mental idea of aging is absolutely controlled by you. So, when you are confronted with haters, use that hater-ade as fuel on your mission to conquer your aspirations (and even prove them wrong on the journey). Countless men and women before us have done just that:

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