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Release Your Worries

Posted by reallifee on Sep 22, 2014 in E Notes, Encouragement, Health & Wellness, Schedule Makeover | 0 comments

Release Your Worries

Over the past couple of months, my small group has been reading a book called The Worry Free Life. This book takes a very systematic approach to stopping unhealthy emotions and behaviors by first examining the unhealthy thoughts that triggered them. Why should you care about this book? Well if you’ve been worried about the economy, your job, your health, your children, your weight or anything in between, this insight from Chapter 2 could help you release your negative anxiety. In brief, here’s the difference between healthy concern and unhealthy worry: “When we anticipate and plan for problems that are likely to occur, we are showing concern about how...

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What to Do the Night Before So You Exercise in the Morning

Posted by reallifee on Jun 10, 2014 in Health & Wellness, Psychology, Rest & Rejuvenation, Schedule Makeover | 0 comments

What to Do the Night Before So You Exercise in the Morning

Exercise: You know you should do it. You even want to do it. Despite good intentions, it can be all too easy to skip this healthy activity for “more important” commitments. The reality is, exercise is one of the most important things you can do for physical and personal balance. The below routine is one person’s strategy to help you power down at night so you can power up in the morning and get your day started out right! Let the balance begin! Example of an Evening Before Morning Exercise Routine Important Mindset: Taking time for myself and particularly for exercise is a good and necessary use of my time. Exercise plays an important role in...

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When You Think You’ve Lost

Posted by reallifee on Apr 15, 2014 in Encouragement, Health & Wellness, Psychology, Rest & Rejuvenation, Schedule Makeover | 0 comments

When You Think You’ve Lost

Last week as I was going through my morning ritual of clearing out my e-mail inbox, I came across Marie Forleo’s video interview of Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post and author of the recently released book Thrive. The video initially piqued my curiosity because of the emphasis on getting enough sleep, which I find to be a big issue for many people who find effective time investment a challenge. But to my surprise, I discovered through the interview that Arianna and I had been going through parallel experiences: 2005-Arianna founded The Huffington Post; I founded my first business 2007-Arianna woke up in a pool of blood from overwork; there was...

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From Resolution to Routine to Reality

Posted by reallifee on Jan 20, 2014 in E Tips, Encouragement, Health & Wellness, Psychology | 0 comments

From Resolution to Routine to Reality

It’s a bright and shiny New Year. If you’re like most of the world’s population, you’ve made resolutions or at least thought a bit about what you would like to see happen in the coming year. Maybe it looks like training for a marathon or learning a new language or strengthening your friendships. If you are members of Spire or something like it, you have a forum for posting your intentions for 2014 and a crowd of supporters to cheer you on. But sometimes the distance between ambitious goal and successful execution creates a chasm too wide to leap across. When you get to a place where despite your best of intentions you can’t seem to regularly move forward on...

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Why Being Happier Helps You Manage Your Time

Posted by reallifee on Jan 13, 2014 in Encouragement, Health & Wellness, Psychology, Schedule Makeover, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Why Being Happier Helps You Manage Your Time

Why am I not doing what I know I should do? This question may be familiar to you if you struggle, like so many of us, with time management. We may be clear in our minds about what we need to do, but for whatever reason we can’t seem to implement real changes in our behavior. As a time coach, I’ve seen over and over again that when people hit this road block, it’s time for them to stop and examine their emotions. Our analytical minds may resist this idea, viewing the ominous forest of feelings as suspicious at best, and terrifying at worst. We may even find ourselves thinking that acknowledging the role our emotions play in our time management (or as I like to call...

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So Humbled…

Posted by reallifee on Jan 1, 2014 in E Notes, Encouragement, Health & Wellness, Psychology, Rest & Rejuvenation, Uncategorized | 2 comments

So Humbled…

A few times a year, I send out an update to a small circle of personal friends who live around the world. It’s my way of keeping in touch with people who I may not be able to call or see on a regular basis. As per my custom, I sent out my end of year reflections and after doing so, I thought these also might resonate with you. So here is my personal sharing on what I’ve been learning on the balance between being proactive and yet staying humble to the reality that we’re never completely in control–and that’s OK: My learning has centered around three main themes: You never quite know what will happen so it’s important to enjoy and...

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