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Health Updates & New Habits

Posted by davidjsinger - November 28, 2018 - Be Healthy, eating, Exercise, Fitness, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
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The way I approach the sixth of my Six Simple Rules, “Be Healthy,” is closely connected to the fifth, “Be a Lifelong Learner”. I regularly read health-related articles to keep up on the latest science around eating well and exercise, and work on new habits according to what I learn. As always, I make new […]

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Gratitude Habits

Posted by davidjsinger - November 21, 2018 - Be Happy, Gratitude, Habits, Happiness, Mindfulness
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Gratitude is something I’ve written about many times. It’s always extra pertinent around Thanksgiving. As part of our company’s wellness program, we had a series of webinars on emotional resilience. Jen Arnold (of Redesigning Wellness, Inc.) who led the sessions, sent a series of follow-up e-mails. As she explained, gratitude has the ability to impact […]

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Managing Time Like Managing Money

Posted by davidjsinger - November 14, 2018 - Be Organized, Organization, organized, Time Management
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I’ve written often about making time for the important things in your life and shifting from an “I don’t have the time” mindset to an “I didn’t make the time” one – not only because it’s a good way to look at the situation, but also because it’s true. We are all busy with the […]

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Organized E-mail

Posted by davidjsinger - November 7, 2018 - Be Organized, Organization, Stress
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A business organization I am involved with allows members to post questions to the group. It’s a way to crowd-source great ideas. This was a question someone posted: I am perennially looking for ways to organize and prioritize emails. How do you organize your Outlook inbox? Here was my reply: My to-do list keeps me […]

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Happiness & Marriage

Posted by davidjsinger - October 31, 2018 - Be a Leader, Be Happy, Be Nice, Family, Habits, Happiness, Leadership, Well-Being
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This year, my wife and I celebrated our 30th anniversary. Around the same time, I read a blog post called “8 Traits of a Happy Marriage, According to a Couples Therapist.” I agree with all eight of the defining characteristics of long-lasting, happy marriages. I am particularly drawn to these seven (I don’t disagree with […]

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Eating & Alzheimer’s

Posted by davidjsinger - October 24, 2018 - Be Healthy, eating, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
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With dementia (and specifically Alzheimer’s disease) a part of my family history, an article in The Atlantic, “The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer’s,” caught my attention. Its sub-title, “A high-carb diet, and the attendant high blood sugar, are associated with cognitive decline,” reinforced my commitment to the way I have been eating: watching my […]

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A Leader Know What Matters

Posted by davidjsinger - October 17, 2018 - Be a Leader, Leadership
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My friend Ed sent me the following note after we had gotten together and talked about the way we each have a drive to make a difference; to make the world a better place. I recently spoke at an event and closed with this… In the end: What will matter is not what we bought, […]

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Biases & Your Happiness

Posted by davidjsinger - October 10, 2018 - Be Happy, Be Nice, Be Present, Family, Friends, Habits, Happiness, Well-Being
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I’ve written before about things I learned from Daniel Kahneman’s wonderfully interesting book, “Thinking, Fast and Slow“. In a section on availability bias, Kahneman shared useful information for couples. Availability bias is the way we judge situations by relying on immediate examples that come mind. For example, as Kahneman points out, divorces among Hollywood celebrities […]

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Do Your Part for Your Health

Posted by davidjsinger - October 3, 2018 - Be Healthy, eating, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
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Early this summer, the New York Times published “How Long Can We Live? The Limit Hasn’t Been Reached”. The piece explains, “The mortality rate flattens among the oldest of the old, a study of elderly Italians concludes, suggesting that the oldest humans have not yet reached the limits of life span.” What they are saying […]

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Removing Temptations to help your Willpower

Posted by davidjsinger - September 26, 2018 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Organized, Changes, Habits, Well-Being, willpower
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I’ve written a lot about the way willpower impacts our ability to make changes that stick. The bottom line: we have a limited stock of willpower. It’s been studied. It’s a fact. Because of this, the key to making changes that stick is to go slow; to break down your big goals into small pieces […]

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