Vacation with Vitality

Hoping for a great summer? We set high expectations for a rejuvenating and joyful experience. With the amount of money invested, the trip better offer an amazing ROI. Many of us cross our fingers or clenching our jaws, anxiously waiting to find out if this year's┬ávacation proves to be a dream…

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New Year's Blueprint: Upgrade your Resolutions

We wrap the refuse and clutter of 2015 in plastic bags, walking our burdens to the curb in wee-hour darkness. We clench our fists on the regretted junk. Questions swirl in our heads as the heavy load weighs on our weary bodies. How could we have avoided these losses? Did we…

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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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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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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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Got a Colorful Personality?

In my master's program, we analyzed a slew of personality profiles. Some became corporate favorites, like the Myers-Briggs or the Holland. Other instruments, like the MMPI, garnered less appeal since they categorized participants according to negative labels. Of all the tests I reviewed as a student and since my licensure, the…

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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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