Health & Wellness

A Dread Disease

I have an affliction. It is incurable. It was first identified by The Buddha, who called it Kapicitta. Today we call it monkey mind. The incessant chattering of internal monologue. Monkey Mind sufferers are easy to spot. They can’t sit still. They can’t finish a task. They walk into roo...

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A Welcome Change

Last week President Trump signed an Executive Order allowing the sale of health insurance across state lines. This is all well and good, I thought, but how would it work mechanically? So I did some research and realized that this is change could be very exciting, especially for people who own small...

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Ignore Your Cobra

I take issue with modern psychology. Sure we want to uncover repressed issues and deal with them, but discussing a problem ad nauseam hardly seems like the path to peace of mind. After all, nothing makes a wound fester like scratching at the scab. Let’s say you bought a baby cobra (yes, a cobr...

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Get Uncomfortable

I have done some reading lately by and about a Dutchman named Wim Hof. For years Hof, using himself as a guinea pig, has done experiments on the limits of human endurance (okay, some of them were stunts), specifically resistance to cold. Hof discovered that exposure to cold increases the number of b...

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Abundance

I am listening to Abundance, The Future is Far Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler, which is a fascinating book. Far from the usual dystopian view of the world of the future, Diamandis and Kotler outline dozens of ways our lives, and perhaps more importantly, the lives of ...

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What Is Worth Losing Sleep Over?

The short answer: Nothing, we tend to blow things out of proportion at night when there is nothing else to think about. Here’s an exercise worth trying. If anything is giving you anxiety, that oh-so-special tightness in the chest, especially at night, write it down. Two weeks later read what y...

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Protect the Asset

When you hear the term Protect the Asset, what do you think? Security systems? Insurance? Wealth Management? Form an LLC? I suggest to you, fellow professional, that it is all in your head. More specifically, your brain. Your brain will make you millions of dollars over the course of your career. I...

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Question Your Way to Success

I am on the Superprimo plan on Audible, so I am always pleasantly surprised that I some credits for “free” audio books waiting for me when I log in. On a lark, I downloaded The Magic Question: How To Get What You Want in Half the Time by Bart A. Baggett. The concept of affirmation has [...

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Semi-Random Thoughts on Success and Happiness

Want success and happiness? Do these things: Smile. Say thank you. Be responsive. Be friendly. Take a personal interest in your coworkers and clients. Stick to your knitting. Not all work is right for you. Develop a list of professionals you trust and refer, refer, refer. The client you refer will b...

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Burnout

Most of the time we are busy, happily buzzing along, getting things done, doing our work, taking care of our families. But let’s face it – we don’t take enough time off. “Time off! Are you out of your head? The Johnson project is due next week. One kid has a recital and the o...

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Look at the Big Picture

I was fussing and fuming. Things weren’t going my way. I was even having stress dreams. Frustrated, I was ready to declare myself a loser. With a capital L. But then I sat back and thought about it. I don’t have control over this thing. There isn’t a single concrete action I could ...

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1 Percent Better

The Consultant’s Consultant, Alan Weiss, often remarks, “If you are one percent better each day, you will be twice as good in 72 days.” Besides his obvious facility with compound interest, Dr. Weiss gives us some food for thought. What does 1% better every day look like? Get up fiv...

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Gratitude II

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I thought it would be appropriate to make a  gratitude list. I am grateful for my wife and children. I am grateful for my mother, father and stepmother. I am grateful for my siblings, their spouses and their children. I am grateful for my extended family – ...

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I’m Thinking….

A friend recently mentioned that she is reading John Maxwell’s How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life. She was a little puzzled. What does thinking look like (as opposed to reading, web surfing or sitting like a lump)? Her question brought a quote from Wallace D. W...

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Looking for Something to Do This Weekend?

I recently took up two new hobbies: golf and sport shooting (i.e., Skeet and Trap shooting). On a metaphysical note, both the golf hole and the clay pigeon are about four inches in diameter. Hmmm. A real Freud beard scratcher. Best I can tell, I have no natural talent for either sport. Yet I keep [&...

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Feeling Anxious?

Feeling anxious? Do something. Move. First, try working directly on the problem. Make some telephone calls, draft that e-mail, confront that person. Nothing you can do about the problem right now? Write it down in a journal. Nothing formal, just a pencil and a scrap of paper. Or take a walk around ...

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A Diet Where I Can Eat As Much As I Like? Where Do I Sign Up?

Are you interested in a diet where you can eat as much as you like? How about one with no measuring or weighing of food? Or weighing of yourself for that matter? Then let me recommend the Paleo Diet. I first got introduced to the Paleo Diet through a book called The Paleo Solution: The Original [&h...

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Books May 2013 – Waking Good Habits

I committed to reading two books every month in 2013, one fiction and one nonfiction. I cheated a this month (again) and read two nonfiction books, but both were really useful. Here is what I found: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. This book is a f...

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Only With Difficulty Do We Thrive

I was introduced to the concept of spaceflight osteopenia in an episode of the television show, Bones. Spaceflight osteopenia is a condition of bone deterioration caused by prolonged weightlessness. And this made me think a about the human condition. When we struggle, we complain (all right, I com...

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More Diagnoses of Hyperactivity in New C.D.C. Data

The New York Times recently reported that nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11 percent of school-age children overall have received a medical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new data from the federal Centers for Disease Contro...

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