Sometimes life can get overwhelming and we find ourselves overcome by the stresses of knowing all that we have left to do.   When we are motivated to make great changes but we find that there is a lot of work to be done, it can cause us to sometimes stall out and freeze.  …

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Do you have negative thoughts that ruminate in your mind?    Did you know that it is possible to change your negative thoughts?     Dr. Amen calls them A.N.T.S. or Automatic Negative Thoughts. He says that Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) can make it difficult to make decisions; lower your self-esteem; strain relationships; and can lead to depression, anxiety, and even…

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Last year was our first winter in Olympia, Washington.  We rented a small studio while we were looking for a permanent place to live.    We ended up getting pummeled by four snow storms that were not expected, it soon became known as “Snowmageddon.” Apparently it was the snowiest February since 1949 according to Weather…

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If you are serious about improving yourself as a person, if you’re serious about developing yourself, then honesty is an important part of the journey.   Honesty is a key aspect of developing because if you aren’t being honest with yourself, how on earth do you plan to grow?   When we choose dishonesty and…

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What can I say? My 16 year Cold & Flu Streak finally came to an end and boy has it packed a wallop!   Since as long as I can remember, back to 2003, when Rob and I bought our first exercise franchise, I’ve been able to avoid getting sick and missing any time off…

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While ‘tis the season to be merry, for many, it’s also a season for higher stress, anxiety, and angst, which leads one to behave in ways we will regret later.   During this time of year, many people slip comfortably into unhealthy habits—they may cave in to sugar cravings, have more alcohol and overdose on…

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Kaizen is often used to describe the process of continuous improvement. That means making lots of small changes on a regular basis in order to ultimately improve the operation on a larger scale. It’s often applied to business and particularly to things like manufacturing and engineering.   But it can also be applied to your…

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One great thing about our new Home State of Washington is that it’s the top producer in the U.S. of certified organic apples.   Rob and I’ve been blessed with amazing neighbors who have an abundance of apple trees.    When we are out on our daily “reset” walks, it is not uncommon to see signs and buckets…

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Are you investing any of your time into self-care habits?   Being productive is a wonderful thing, but too often we get so caught up in doing that we forget that the person doing the thing is every bit as important as whatever we’re trying to accomplish, if not more so.   For most people,…

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