You Gotta Give It

Sex and chocolate. Yum. Did I get your attention? A study conducted by William Harbaugh and his colleagues at the University of Oregon found that when we give, the pleasure centers of our brain - the area that sends lovely warm and fuzzy feelings through our body - light up and do their happy dance. …

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The Triple Low Down on Dealing with Disappointment

* How did I get here? Some time ago, it was Christmas morning. A Christmas morning that was shaping up to be the most magical of my life. Christmas was and still is my favorite holiday - the hope, the goodwill, and of course the surprises, make it a special time of year for me …

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How To Get Energy Using Legal Stimulants!

So there I was spread across our king-sized master bed like a snow angel - a very pregnant snow angel.  We had just arrived home from the local "weekend warrior" hangout --Home Depot -- where my husband spent over an hour getting the 411 on how to put in a window. He even bought the …

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Half and Half

RED OR BLUE? Books or movies? The beach or the mountains? We tend to think in ways that make us believe that our choices come down to either/or, good/bad, right or wrong. It's easier to make a choice when it comes down to a couple of things.  So are you "the glass is half empty" …

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How To Get Better At Anything

Paradiddles.  Doesn't it sound kind of like a dance move?  So when my drum teacher asked me to play them, I thought, "No problem," because he had already showed me how that drumbeat : RLRR, LRLL and so on, (R - right drum stick, L - left drum stick) could be mastered by just going …

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You Don’t HAVE to do Anything Today!! That’s good, right?

So it's Saturday morning, and I roll over, stretch, and roll over again. I think about what's next, when the narrative in my brain goes like this: "I don't have to get up, yet." "There's nothing I really HAVE to do." "I can ease into it." "I'll stay here for just a little while longer..." "Really, …

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Duck, Duck, Goose and You

You know that kindergarten game, Duck, Duck, Goose? It goes like this: We sit in a circle and one person walks around tapping each of us on the head, saying "Duck" until they  tap you, and yell, "Goose!" Then you jump up and try to catch them before they sit down in your spot! It's …

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If You Fail to Plan, How Will It Happen?

My 11 year old daughter took the floor with all the poise of a seasoned professional. Focused and determined with grace and verve, she was ready to win. She had worked hard, all year long, and it was GO time. The only reason that she was about to step on the mats at all was …

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Oh My Gosh – Mel Robbins Raw and Real!

I was at my networking meeting this morning, and gave my 2 minute infomercial. The substance of the talk was to introduce the idea that you can condition yourself to have your best days more often: ...A lot of us tend to use a small amount of our ability, and when we get challenged, stressed, …

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