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Why I love Mondays and you can too

For many years I was like the rest of the world rushing my life from weekend to weekend always trying to savor those precious final Sunday night or holiday hours and dreading the sound of the alarm that signaled a new work week. Even then I remember commenting on the irony of it and how…

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Regret and how we see the past

It was nearly 2 am Thanksgiving morning and since I was unable to sleep, I was thinking about some of the things I’m thankful for. I tell you this because what I’m about to share is a personal story and while you will read it later in the holiday season I’m asking you to understand…

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Confessions of a closet non-rascist

When I was in elementary and middle school I lived in Indianapolis, Indiana. During the years that spanned Kindergarten through 6th grade I only remember one black student. There may have been others, but they didn’t live in my neighborhood and I didn’t interact with them. After my parents divorced I moved to Florida and…

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Professional vs Personal responsibility. Drawing a line in the sand.

The image to the left “#RIPLINKEDIN” was posted on linkedin a while back. The poster made an oft repeated comment about the continued decline of the networking giant’s value as a legitimate professional resource. The comment has sparked a great deal of interest and debate. However, the two sides don’t seem to be a simple…

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Unplugging from the virtual rat race

During the last 8 months or so I’ve completely abandoned the first rule of a wellness professional. I quit taking care of myself first. I have allowed any number of excuses to get in the way of workouts, eating and sleeping. I continuously told myself “I’ll get to it eventually and I have too much…

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Core values and what they mean to our lives

Today I want to talk about core values and the significance they play in our lives. The guiding principles for me and my business are definitely honesty, transparency, integrity, empathy and authenticity. I realize that a couple of those seem redundant so I want to expound upon (for you and I both) exactly how I…

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Mourn and move on. How to overcome grief.

There are a great deal of amazing things happening in my life right now. I just launched the product all my life experiences were leading me to, I have a solid and amazing relationship with the son I wasn’t able to raise, I have recently met someone for whom I have great affection and who…

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The “Real” People of Walmart

For better or worse I can’t help striking up conversations with people wherever I go. And because I am a terrible insomniac who will do almost anything to avoid rush hour traffic and crowds, I often find myself in 24 hour stores including Walmart in the middle of the night. Despite what the internet might…

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