What We Inherit We Can’t Steal

Back in the 80’s when my father was 69, he wrote a book that sold over a million copies and continues to sell today.  He went on to write equally popular subsequent titles.  His book, The Yeast Connection, was the first popular book to talk about the chronic symptoms people could develop from candida, caused by taking broad spectrum antibiotics, diets high in refined carbohydrates and birth control pills. The …
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It’s Your Choice

J.D. Vance, unlikely graduate of Yale Law School, has written a best-seller, Hillbilly Elegy.  It’s unlikely that J.D. would have graduated from the likes of Yale Law School because he grew up in a multi-generational hillbilly culture plagued by instability, domestic violence, drugs and hopelessness.  The point of his book is the chasm that separates people of privilege and those who grew up as he did.  He speaks of the …
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Four Questions to Make 2017 Rock!

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At year-end merchants count up their inventory, the stock of their goods.  Taking stock helps them determine where they stand – what they want to order more of and what they want to discontinue. For me, taking stock means looking back at all the great, good, interesting, people, projects, events and moments that came my way.  And of course the opposite – the challenges, frustrations, failures and so on. It …
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Why Start Thinking About the New Year Now?

We have entered the holiday season.  Thanksgiving leftovers may still be in your fridge, your belt may feel tighter than it did a week ago, and you may not be able to believe Christmas is less than a month away. Between now and January 2nd, there will be more parties, festivities, eating, drinking and spending than there is the rest of the year combined!  And then before you know it, …
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One of the Biggest Drains on Your Energy (and How to Combat It!)

Thanksgiving is around the corner and many of us grew up singing Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go.   The song conjures up images of a cozy house sitting in a woodland glen, blanketed in snow, while inside there is a roaring fire and a bountiful table laden with turkey, sweet potatoes, and certainly pumpkin pie. That was never my Thanksgiving experience and probably …
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