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Giving the Benefit of the Doubt

Posted by davidjsinger - September 19, 2018 - Be a Leader, Be Nice, Habits, Kindness, Leadership
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“Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood” is the fifth of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, one of the all-time, best-selling, personal development books. We often jump to conclusions and make assumptions with incomplete information. When we do that—when we fail to seek to understand someone else’s point of view, before […]

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Juice is not Health Food

Posted by davidjsinger - September 12, 2018 - Be Healthy, eating, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
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I have learned the best way to visualize the about the amount of sugar in anything is to look at the nutrition label and divide the number of grams of sugar by four. That will tell you how many teaspoons of sugar are in one serving of that item. Every time I give a speech, […]

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Leaders are Followers

Posted by davidjsinger - September 5, 2018 - Be a Leader, Leadership
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I heard someone recently say great leaders are not leaders—they are followers. They are following a cause greater than themselves. People came to hear Martin Luther King, Jr. speak not because of him but because of themselves; because of something inside which told them what type of country they wanted to live in. I loved […]

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Science of Happiness

Posted by davidjsinger - August 29, 2018 - Be Happy, Gratitude, Habits, Happiness, Well-Being
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I was at a conference where I had the good fortune to hear Catherine Sanderson speak on The Science of Happiness. Sanderson is a professor at Amherst College where she studies and teaches the subject of happiness. Her speech was fantastic. Here are some of my takeaways: Why do we care about happiness? Happy people […]

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Healthy Eating Habits

Posted by davidjsinger - August 22, 2018 - Be Healthy, eating, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
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Earlier this year, the New York Times published an article regarding weight loss—specifically, the best way to lose weight. One conclusion: The best diet is the one you can stick to. I have written and spoken frequently about the way I eat. I don’t push a particular diet and I don’t focus on weight loss. […]

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Healthy Eating & Your Microbiome

Posted by davidjsinger - August 15, 2018 - Be Healthy, eating, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
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Dr. Gabe Mirkin’s Fitness and Health e-Zine is one of my go-to places for keeping up with the latest suggestions for my health. In a recent article entitled, “What You Eat, Not Your Genes, Determines Your Microbiome,” Dr. Mirkin wrote, “The hottest area of medical research today may well be on the bacteria that live […]

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Stop Smoking Now

Posted by davidjsinger - August 8, 2018 - Be Healthy, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
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One of my friends passed away this year. She was only 60. She died from cancer. She was a smoker. And she knew smoking is what did her in. Another of my friends, also age 60, has a different story to tell. A number of years ago, she had bronchitis. To be sure it was […]

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To-Do List Ideas

Posted by davidjsinger - August 1, 2018 - Be Organized, Happiness, Organization, Stress, Wellness
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I read a really good article in Fast Company magazine about to-do list mistakes. I am a big advocate of to-do lists, and of writing things down in general. Here are my favorite takeaways from the article, with my thoughts added: Create/update your next day’s to-do list before you end each day. Rather than starting […]

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More Gratitude and Perspective

Posted by davidjsinger - July 25, 2018 - Be Happy, Gratitude, Habits, Happiness, Mindfulness
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A reader wrote to me the following note about an old post of mine, Gratitude and Perspective… I completely agree with this post!  Whenever I have stress, I try to ask myself: “Are my kids healthy?  Are my wife and I healthy?” When the answers to those questions are “yes,” which is nearly always, I realize that […]

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Happier from Less Clutter

Posted by davidjsinger - July 18, 2018 - Be Happy, Be Organized, Happiness, Minimalism, Organization
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Two articles I recently read reinforced my feeling that most people have too much “stuff”. Beth Teitell writes in the Boston Globe, “Clutter…can assume many forms. It can present as a once-used bread machine or Lego hair that’s come unsnapped from its person. It can look like Tupperware without its assigned top, garden tools when there’s […]

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