Mindfulness is a term that is being used more and more often, but for many it is not clear what it is and how it is done. Mindfulness is the practice or state of being completely in the present moment. So often we are pulled in one direction and the next, sometimes all at once! […]
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There’s always an opportunity to make someone’s day…or week…or life. That’s what the Olivet Eagles demonstrated by their amazing play. The Michigan middle school football team planned an amazing play. As the comedian John Mulaney once said, “Thirteen-year-olds are the meanest people in the world. They terrify me to this day.” However, these boys go […]
If you’ve been eating healthy and exercising for months in preparation for ‘bikini season,’ the last thing you want is a big bloated belly on a crowded beach day. We call that a bikini buzzkill. Bloating is the feeling of over-fullness, as if your stomach has swollen past its normal size. This is the result […]
Are successful people more likely to be early-birds or night-owls? Do they have lots of good connections in their network, or a few, high quality ones? Are there certain times of day successful people are more productive than others? These questions kept our team up at night, so we connected with productivity and success expert […]
To-do list, agenda, itinerary, bane of your existence…there are many terms used to describe a task list. But each one means the same thing: a list of things you must do. That list can sometimes be far longer than you like, and sometimes it can be much nicer to just ignore it entirely. After all, […]
When you’re living with a chronic illness, it can be difficult to be taken seriously. At first glance, you may just look a little tired, but nobody could guess that you’re dealing with chronic pain or fatigue. A doctor who doesn’t take you seriously or who acts frustrated with your condition is not only irritating, […]
You name a potential dietary-disaster situation, and I’ve probably experienced it. Stuck with relatives who think a healthy breakfast involves low-fat French toast drowned in “lite” syrup with bananas? Been there. Stranded at a roadside diner where every deep-fried Frankenfood on the menu came out of a famous butter-loving chef’s recipe book? Check. I get it: […]
What is your dream? Everyone has that one dream that they’ve always held close to their heart. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to open your own restaurant, or you’ve wanted to start a new business. But have you taken any steps to achieve your dream? And if so, how many steps have you taken? Most people haven’t […]
Several decades ago, being a gentleman was more about social status than behavior. For instance, level of education, financial and social status of family, and source of income were the characteristics that distinguished gentlemen from the déclassé. In other words, heritage and birthright trumped actions and behaviors. Today, the definition of a gentleman could not […]
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” ~Ernest Hemingway Setting out on a journey of personal growth and development can seem overwhelming at first. If you browse the self-improvement or personal development sections of any bookstore, you’re likely to find hundreds if […]
It has been 50 years since the oral birth control pill, widely known as “The Pill”, made its first appearance in the United States. Since its inception, the pill has caused a tremendous amount of controversy that hasn’t seemed to simmer, ranging from religious opposition to the belief that birth control promotes sexual promiscuity. Regardless, […]
Beware your credibility blind spots. These bad behaviors may be unintentional, but they derail your professional image. They are off-putting to everyone … but you. The good news is that once you uncover your blind spots, you can undo them. And in today’s highly competitive workplace, where even small stuff can make a big difference, […]
Whether your goal is to get lean, build muscle, or increase endurance, eating right is 80 percent of the battle. Sure, that other 20 percent, exercise, is certainly an important piece of the puzzle, but an athlete relies upon food and drink as both fuel and building materials for a fit, strong body. We are […]
Charlie Chaplin is incredibly famous for many things: acting, filmmaking, and composing, all within the silent film industry. And his stuff was funny. However, his life wasn’t always full of laughs. Chaplin was thrown on his own resources before he reached the age of ten, as the early death of his father and the subsequent […]
General Normal Schwarzkopf, most famously known for leading the American-led international coalition that drove Iraqi forces from Kuwait in 1991, has passed away due to complications from pneumonia at the age of 78. Throughout his career he was known for his incredible leadership skills and devotion to the military. From his early education at West […]