Category: Self Improvement

Happiness is Overrated

In the past 20 years, research into the subject of happiness has exploded. Thousands of books have been published on the subject in recent years. One relevant finding is that happiness and its focus on life-satisfaction is overrated and a

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Scenes from a Flourishing Life

The alarm rings and Steve gets out of bed having broken his snooze button habit many years ago. He’s thankful for the opportunity that a new day brings, including facing the obstacles that will come his way. He’s driven by

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Flourishing in Four Dimensions

Joe has read every self-help bestseller in the business. In fact, as soon as a new one comes out, he buys it. Joe is an attentive reader and a bright guy. And when reading these books, he gets great flashes

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The Battle of Stress and Fulfillment

Sam wakes up at 6:30, washes up, brushes his teeth and slams his first cup of coffee. He wakes the kids, packs their lunches and rushes them to the school bus. He runs home, grabs the car keys, shouts a

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Facebook Exec Learns the Value of Getting Liked

In business, a company like Facebook is sometimes called out for being a bit unkind towards competitors and partners. However, when it comes to their employees they understand the value of being liked. Andrew (Boz) Bosworth, the creator of the

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The Spirituality of Healthy Eating

In a previous post, we discussed the four human dimensions: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Let’s examine the fundamental human activity of eating through these dimensions. At its root, eating is fundamentally a physical activity. We need food to survive,

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Good Habits are Fueled by Craving

Good habits may be hard to establish and bad habits may be hard to break but both good and bad habits are formed in the same way. There is a cue, a response and a reward. Let’s look at a

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Accomplishment and Connection and the 7 Habits

Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is one of only a handful of non-fiction books that have sold over 25 million copies. The audio version sold an unprecedented 1 million copies back in the days of cassette tapes.

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Why English is More Important Than STEM

I often ask people involved in education, which high school subject they think is the most important: Math, Science, English or History. Many of them answer Math and I can see where that comes from. From an economic success perspective,

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Tony Gwynn, Happiness and How You Can Get There

With the passing of Tony Gwynn, we’ve lost one of the best guys in baseball. Being the best guy in a sport doesn’t necessarily mean being the best player. Oftentimes, they are diametrically opposed. It’s just that with Tony, they

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