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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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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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Live Life Now!

Posted by reallifee on Dec 27, 2013 in Encouragement, Health & Wellness, Psychology, Relationships, Rest & Rejuvenation, Schedule Makeover | 0 comments

Live Life Now!

We are accustomed to waiting to make a change until we have a fresh start. We don’t begin a new workout until Monday, we already ate something unhealthy for breakfast today, so we can start our diet tomorrow and there is NO way we are going to start leading a better life until the New Year! For decades I coddled this mindset allowing the lunacy behind a clean slate to be the excuse for putting my betterment on hold. After all, it is the American way, right? Not true. There are actually a number of “weird” people out there who don’t mind stepping up their game on a Tuesday and don’t lose sleep over working towards something better in the last quarter of the...

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7 Ways to Experience the Often-Elusive Joy of Christmas

Posted by reallifee on Dec 19, 2013 in E Tips, Encouragement, Home & Entertaining, Psychology, Relationships, Rest & Rejuvenation, Schedule Makeover | 0 comments

7 Ways to Experience the Often-Elusive Joy of Christmas

There’s a lot of pressure this time of year…. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or some other holiday, this can be a really challenging season. Not only are you expected to manage multiple extra projects (house decorating, present giving, and family visiting), but also you’re supposed to feel happier than ever (as the expectation is it’s the most wonderful time of the year). Talk about difficult! This can lead to a lot of guilt when you don’t feel that you’re living up to the ideals you have in your head or when you do live up to those standards but feel miserable while doing so and then feel even worse because...

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Finding the Balance Between Good Stress and Good Relaxation

Posted by reallifee on Nov 25, 2013 in E Tips, Encouragement, Health & Wellness, Psychology, Rest & Rejuvenation, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Finding the Balance Between Good Stress and Good Relaxation

Finding the right balance in life is the key being productive and healthy. When stress threatens to overwhelm our lives, it wreaks havoc with our routines and throws us off balance. A little stress is good; it helps to charge our instincts, increase our creativity and spur us on to better learning. The harmful side of stress, according to the Mayo Clinic, comes when its effect become overwhelming. This leads to a buildup of tensions and frustration, and takes away the state of balance we work so hard to achieve. Unfortunately, stress is everywhere today. It exists externally, with work, family and friends, and internally in how we deal with them all. It is important to...

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Your Sleeping Habits Are Killing Your Productivity

Posted by reallifee on Oct 22, 2013 in E Tips, Entrepreneurship, Health & Wellness, Rest & Rejuvenation, Social Media & Technology, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you worried about the amount of sleep you get at night? And do you feel your sleep patterns are having a negative effect on your working life? Don’t worry. It’s possible to rid yourself of bad habits and increase your productivity and efficiency levels at the same time. You Are Sleeping Too Much We all know we’re supposed to sleep eight hours a night if we’re going to be healthy, wealthy and wise. Don’t we? Recent studies on sleep deprivation appear to tell us differently. For some reason, we still cling to the old myths and worry about a perceived lack of sleep and the effect on our waking hours. According to a study by the Scripps Clinic Sleep Center in...

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