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Monday Motivation: If you don’t like it, change it.

I’ve written about this concept before in my Nothing Changes if You Change Nothing post, but today I have a bit of a different message for you. Is there something going on in your life that you wish could be different? I’m always asking you those big, life-changing, scary questions. I know. Sometimes I feel like this is the even more fun part …

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Monday Motivation: Does your desire for security keep you from your calling?

I’ve written about this concept before in my post Are You Driving Your Life or Is Your Life Driving You?, but today I have a bit of a different message for you.  Do you feel like you are answering your calling in life? This is a big question, I realize that. But here’s the thing: your calling doesn’t need to …

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Monday Motivation: 8 ways to show love that don’t involve food.

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and many of you will want to prepare an extravagant dinner or shower your loved one in treats, sweets, and goodies. And I’m all for that. I’m half Italian and half German – I’m pretty much programmed to love others with food! But what if your loved one is working on a weight loss or …

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Monday Motivation: Nothing changes if you change nothing.

Nothing changes if you change nothing. Or, said even more simply… Nothing changes if nothing changes. These words resonate with me often. I think many of you who read this blog regularly know that I’m a proponent for things like practicing an attitude of gratitude, living your life in the driver’s seat, and being open to opportunity when it comes …

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Monday Motivation: One step at a time.

I originally wrote this post when my blog was called “Mindful Health” back in November of 2006. While the content and direction of my work has changed to a degree, the fundamentals of my approach have not. As much as I love a challenge or a real-food detox (like my 21-Day Sugar Detox) as much as the next person, I …

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Monday Motivation: The Secret Powers of Time, and are you past, present, or future oriented?

If you’ve ever had a conversation, an argument, or other interaction with another person wherein you simply could not see eye-to-eye despite having the same basis of knowledge on the topic or issue at hand, you’ve likely discovered The Secret Powers of Time. The Secret Powers of Time is a fantastic, short presentation by Philip Zimbardo, author of The Time Paradox: The New …

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Monday Motivation: I used to hate my thighs.

Monday Motivation posts are a time I use for self-reflection, to share relevant goings-on in my life, and to express sentiments that I think might also resonate with some of you. The goal is always to reveal some personal things that I feel are important to be candid about, but more importantly to help you to examine your own life …

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Monday Motivation: People first.

If you’ve been following my blog, podcast, Facebook page or tweets, you have probably heard that I’m moving to New Jersey this week. I’ve lived in San Francisco for nearly seven years now, which I consider to be the majority of my independent adult life. The idea of leaving this city has literally been gut wrenching. I liken it to …

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Monday Motivation: The World is Your Oyster

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I live alone in a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco. I typically walk the city, drive places and even travel longer-distances alone. Clearly not all the time, no. But often, I am alone. The idea of being alone used to scare me. I remember before moving to San Francisco in 2005 that I felt that I needed a friend to …

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Monday Motivation: What Should You Be Doing With Your Life?

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Working part-time at lululemon athletica a few years back was a game-changer for me. The first week of training, when I was expecting to learn how to sell the crap out of athletic apparel, I was taken down a completely different training track. I was asked to listen to (are you sitting down?) a series of motivational CDs from Brian …