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3 Steps to Achieving Your 2016 Goals

Tis the season for resolutions, plans and goals. Every January, we plan to “eat right,” “stop wasting money,” and “become more social.” Do any of these goals sound familiar? The reason no one achieves the goal of “eating right” is because it’s too vague. Here are three simple methods to establish and achieve your goals…

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7 Foods to Eat

I hate being told what not to eat. Don’t you? There is so much delicious food on this planet, so I’m creating a list of foods to eat with the reasons why. Dark chocolate. It is loaded with healthy antioxidants. It also has a little caffeine in it if you want to use it as…

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Should You Attend a Conference in 2015?

In 2013, I attended four conferences; three were in a different time zone. In 2014, I attended one conference in my home state and two out of town conferences.  For 2015, I am planning to attend only one conference, and it is in another state. Why did I go from four conferences in 2013 to…

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Why I Took a Solo Cruise

We are called the “Squeeze Generation.”  We are the younger baby boomers who have children at home and also have the responsibility of providing care for aging loved ones.  In early December, the responsibility of caregiving, parenting, working full time and building a business became emotionally overwhelming.  On a whim, I researched taking a solo…

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Why Learn a Second Language?

“If you’re tri-lingual, you speak three languages.  If you’re bilingual, you speak two languages.  If you speak one language, you’re American.”  I don’t remember where I heard this statement, but it seems to be true for millions of Americans.  When I went to Jamaica, the staff at the resort spoke English and patois.  Most of…

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Three More Ways to Reach Your 2015 Goals

In an earlier post, I gave you three ways to kick start your goals for 2015.  You need to establish SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time bound) goals.  Write down your goals in long-hand at least once a day, and turn your written goals into positive affirmations that you recite at least twice a…

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3 Steps to Achieving Your 2015 Goals

In January 2013, I had a telephone conference with a lifestyle coach. I told her that I wanted to reopen my law practice, write a book, lose weight and meet my Boaz all before December 31st! My coach’s first order of business was to convince me that I had too many big goals.  We agreed…

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How to Save $5,000 in One Year

What could you do with $5,000?  Could you take a seven-night cruise, visit New York City or spend a week at Disney World? Could you take a chunk out of your credit card debt or pay off your car? But how do you get $5,000 at one time?  You make small changes.  Try a few…

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5 Reasons Why You Can’t Sleep

Do you find yourself physically exhausted but lying in bed wide awake for hours at night?  A lack of sleep leaves us tired, grumpy and unfocused the morning after.  So how do we break this pattern?  There are five things that many of us do that keep us from sleeping well. Using a cell phone…

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7 Steps to a Harmonious Holiday Season

Last year’s Christmas cards remain unboxed and unmailed.  Only a few decorations made it from the plastic bins to the doors, windows and tables.  Christmas is my favorite holiday, and I enjoy the sounds, scents and mood.  But for a variety of reasons, I didn’t get things done last Christmas.  This year, I will approach…

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