Zap Stress With These 5 Tips to Increase Your Patience

From fast food to instant contact via email and Smartphones, we are surrounded with products and services that provide instant gratification. The drawback to all of this instant service is that it can lead to unrealistic expectations for ourselves and others and destroys our capacity for patience. Most of us are familiar with the frustration…

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You’re Getting Older: How to Age Gracefully

How do you feel about someday turning sixty, seventy, or eighty? Perhaps you struggle to imagine yourself growing older. Maybe you’re not looking forward to your golden years. Aging, for many, includes becoming inactive and experiencing failing health. However, you can retain your vigor and enjoy a positive existence, if you wish. Actively apply these…

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You Too can be a Great Conversationalist

Social skills are often learned in childhood. We quickly adopt a style of communication that accommodates our comfort level. Few of us actually consciously choose our communication style. Even if you have the communication skills of someone raised by wolves, you can learn to be an engaging conversationalist. It’s true. Learn to be confident and…

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You Have the Power to Heal Your Shame

Shame is a complex human emotion that we all experience at one time or another. You might feel shame because of something about your appearance, events related to your family, or even a lack of education. You might feel you’re not worthy somehow. Shame shows itself in many forms. Even if you struggle greatly with…

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Working Successfully with a Boss who Micro-Manages

Controlling bosses can slow you down and undermine your confidence. Maybe your supervisor second guesses your decisions and expects you to be available 24/7. Overbearing management styles are all too common and counterproductive. Most employees say they’ve been micro-managed at some point in their career, and studies show that workers perform worse when they feel…

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Win the Battle of the Bulge: 7 Tips to Increase Self-Control

Losing excess weight and keeping it off is a difficult, but necessary, task. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 69% of American adults are overweight. Being overweight can lead to many dangerous health conditions, such as high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, and heart disease. Despite the risks, most of us…

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Why Should You Get a Coach?

What’s easier: Working toward your goals alone through trial and error, or seeking the guidance and direction of someone who’s been there and done that? The answer is obvious. When you seek the advice of someone who has been through it all before, you can then avoid the same mistakes and focus your time and…

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Why Hobbies are Important

You may believe that hobbies aren’t really necessary. After all, they do take time away from work and family. However, personal pursuits serve many important functions including helping keep you emotionally and mentally healthy. If you’ve been avoiding spending time doing activities you like to do, maybe it’s time to re-commit to some “me time”…

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