The Unspoken Power of Encouragement

Yet, without any words exchanged, here we were. Two strangers; me motivating her to keep going, and her the same to me.

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Does It Pay To Be Pragmatic?

How do you decide what information is worth learning and what information can be discarded? At least once a week, usually toward the end of the week, I have this thing with clients where I will ask them if they’ve learned any interesting facts. These could be something they learned from reading articles, interesting tidbits…

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The Art of Telling A Good Story

[This article is a follow-up article to Theory of Mind: How To Understand Others Better. You can read that article by clicking here.] A couple weeks ago I was in bed ready to fall asleep, it was around 11:30pm. As I’m drifting off I hear a weird buzzing noise. My girlfriend hears it too. It…

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Theory of Mind: How To Get Better At Understanding Others

Theory of mind is the ability to understand that others have beliefs, thoughts, perspectives, and desires that are different than our own. It’s our ability to take the perspective of another person. This theory of mind develops in stages over the course of our childhood. (And continues to fine tune throughout most of our lives.)…

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Why Weight Loss Is Harder Than A College Degree

For many people school isn’t particularly fun. Sure, you get to visit with your friends or you might even have a class or two that pique your interest. This is usually outweighed by the required courses for your degree that bore you to death. (Does anyone actually like bio-chem? Or statistics? How about an entire…

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Making New Friends As An Adult Is Hard. Here’s What You Need To Know.

Our relationships with others—our friends, family, and significant others—give our life its greatest moments and sense of purpose. However, as an adult, do you actually know how to make new friends? As we grow into adulthood, and periodically throughout our life, we go through periods of “friendship pruning.” We begin to recognize that some of…

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Two(ish) Tips To Overcome The Anxiety of Holiday Weight Gain

Follow these strategies to avoid holiday anxiety and weight gain.

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Observations From An International-Traveling Newbie

Lessons from an international-traveling newbie.

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Why Your Favorite Sports Team Is Ruining Your Life

The dangers of being a spectator.

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If You’re Failing At Anything, Here’s Why.

This article discusses the three main reasons you are likely to fail at anything. Learn how to overcome the most important obstacles you’ll face.

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Your Thoughts Are Making You Sick

Negative thinking can increase your risk of illness. Here’s how.

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When Being Healthy Becomes Unhealthy

When do healthy behaviors become unhealthy? Find out in this article.

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Why Not You? – An Inspiring Weight Loss Transformation Story

An incredible 10-year weight loss transformation story. Extraordinary people are created through daily actions and decisions.

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One Daily Practice To Immediately Improve Your Life

I want to talk briefly about an often overlooked daily activity. Like many things, we get busy in the hustle and bustle of the day-to-day and forget to pause and reflect. I want to talk to you about the power of gratitude. Today, after a headache of a morning that included getting stuck in construction traffic,…

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From Fat Kid To Fitness Competitor, Vol 2:

From Liberation To Self-Discovery Discovering that oftentimes it is the growth you experience during the journey that matters far more than the achievement itself. In, From Fat Kid To Fitness Competitor, I wrote about the liberation of an obese kid from his past struggles with weight loss and low self-esteem. This story is the sequel to…

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