Book Review: Changes that Heal

Decades ago, I challenged my high school psychologist's mindset. Regarding an issue in his field, no less. We debated the matter for over an hour. My teacher shooed us out of her classroom so she could lock up and go home. We continued our disagreement through the hall, along the sidewalk,…

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Power of the Brain: Our Organic CPU

  While ancient Egyptians discarded brain matter during mummification, the modern world recognizes the organ's significance. This amazing processing center governs an intricate neural network, manages memory, and determines thought processes as well as behavior. Our quality of life rests largely upon the function of an organ with incredible plasticity. Even…

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5 Ways to Eliminate Energy Drain

An ever-spiraling list of needs requires your energy each day. Work, social activities, and appointments show up on your radar. Certain elements draining your stamina fly under the radar. Though preventable, they continue to suck joy from your life because they remain unrecognized. What if you could disarm your vampires? The…

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Humor: A Vital Daily Supplement

  My tablet intake rivals the pill minders of folks twenty years my senior. Collagen and fish oil improve joint function. CoQ10 claims cellular repair features. My physician recommended calcium for bone health. Probiotics assist with digestion and boost immunity. I hope lecithin helps brain function. Royal jelly and bee pollen…

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Need More Rest?

Know any early birds? Research has yet to explain why certain people spring from bed to greet each morning with energetic zeal. For their safety, I avoid rooming with these anomalies at conferences. Meditation, attitude-adjusting prayer, and ten ounces of dark roast must pass my lips before conversation with chipper risers.…

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Relationship DNA

Toothpaste rollers grate their teeth at the mid-tube squeezers. Confrontational people chase the withdrawn away. We self-protect, only to cause more harm in the end. Fear and conflict weave barbs into interpersonal dynamics throughout the world. It's amazing relationships have not dwindled to extinction altogether. Yet, even prisoners balk at solitary…

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Ten Ways to Charge your Personal Batteries

The car engine won't turn over. Your cell phone darkens. The laptop's screen ignores the power button. Dead batteries impede productivity and leave us helpless. New technology includes rechargeable designs, but failure to plan time to plug in will leave you stranded. Optimal life maintains consistent personal energy required to succeed…

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En-List a Vital Tool

I wish I could say I've never walked into a room and forgotten why. Sadly, this has occurred more times than I'd like to count. Before you suggest aging is prompting these moments, let me suggest another culprit. Not just because I'm reluctant to categorize myself as old--at least not until…

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