3 Good Habits

“I resolve to eat more waffles, even though this resolution is in direct conflict with my most important resolution of the New Year, which is to lose two pounds. Waffles are amazing. When I’m dying, I don’t want to regret not having eaten more of them,” said the late Nora Ephron. Does this quote make…

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Some People Don’t Like You

Rappers Cardi B and Nicki Minaj recently had a physical scrap during New York Fashion Week. There are many theories about why these women dislike each other so much, but for most of us, it doesn’t effect our daily lives. What does matter to us is the people who don’t like us. I often see…

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Bloom or Move?

Misty Copeland was living in a hotel room with her mother and several siblings when Misty’s ballet instructor asked to move Misty in with her family and give her more intensive lessons and exposure to the arts. Misty excelled and became a world class ballerina. After his father abandoned the family and his mother died,…

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Master Your Money

Do you feel good about how you manage money? Do you feel like you have too little? Does money seem to evaporate once it hits your bank account? I know exactly how you feel. Last year, I got really tired of feeling like money was the boss of me. So I decided to take charge.…

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18 Smart Money Moves

Do you have a money goal or resolution? If you’ve decided to improve your financial outlook this year, here are several strategies to help you. Choose two or three of these tips and schedule the implementation. For instance, if you decide that you are going to take a class about managing retirement accounts, give yourself…

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What You Need to Succeed

What will you accomplish in 2018? Will you lose weight? Write a book? Start a business? What tools do you need? You don’t have to go it alone. Here are some resources to help you accomplish your goals in 2018. Weight Loss Have you heard of the keto or ketogenic diet? I have been road…

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How to Break a Bad Habit

Several years ago, I was chatting with a witness in one of my cases. Let’s call this woman, “Lisa.” Lisa had temporary custody of her three-year-old niece. Lisa told me that she had tried to quit smoking for years. One day, Lisa was in the backyard smoking. Her precious niece came outside and ran straight…

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The First Thing

In a few months, Meghan Markle will marry into the British royal family. Whether you love or loathe the most popular monarchy in the world, this marriage is significant. Do you think that Meghan still thinks of herself as a divorcee? Do you think she acts like someone who had a failed marriage? No. She…

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Make Next Year Your Best Year

Imagine that it is December 31st of next year. You are really proud of yourself because you finally did it! After years of trying or talking about trying, you finally accomplished an important goal. How will that feel? Can you see yourself victorious? With a few weeks left in this year, now is the time…

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