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Why Compassion Comes Second

To say things are divisive right now would be an understatement.  After months of enduring a global pandemic, the past few weeks have been focused on racial inequities and injustice—and rightly so.  Both issues deserve our attention. And at their core, a virus and racism are not political. They are both harmful to humanity and—left unchecked—kill people prematurely.  But what really divides us is peoples’…

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An Opportunity for Personal Change

I’m going to suggest something that might seem strange given the current state of affairs. Lives have been upended. The economy is hurting. None of us really know what the future holds. And yet, now might be an ideal time to build a new habit. For those of us not working in healthcare, public safety, and other essential service roles, we are doing our part…

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The Joy & The Pain of Waking Up

How many years of your life have you spent asleep? I’m talking about having automatic reactions to whatever life throws at you. The wake up, go about your day, sleep, repeat cycle. And no, I’m not trying to make you feel bad about living on auto-pilot. We all have brains designed to save energy. But we have also developed very powerful personalities with predictable patterns….

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“I’m willing to invest the time, but still can’t seem to change”

This is Part Three of a Three-Part Series on Time. In the first and second posts about time as a barrier to change, I asked you to challenge your perception of time then ask some important questions.  Now I want to address a final stumbling block.  Deciding the time commitment is worthwhile but still not taking action.  You’ve asked all the tough questions. You know…

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“This is taking up too much of my time”

This is Part Two of a Three-Part Series on Time. In the last post, I recommended challenging your perception of how long a healthy habit actually takes. We often have these default beliefs about the length of time something takes when, in reality, it’s not accurate.  But what happens when you do pay attention to the time something takes, and your belief is correct? This…

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“I Don’t Have Enough Time to Be Healthy”

This is Part One of a Three-Part Series About Time Our time is finite. We all get 24 hours in a day. And for many of us, it never feels like enough.  And, time is an important factor in our ability to make positive changes.  When I talk to people about what’s keeping them from healthy habits, it’s one of the most common roadblocks. “I…

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