Better Health & Fitness through Regular Workout Routines

This is a guest post by Julian Hooks As a fitness enthusiast, I came to realize long ago that fitness and health are founded on regular workout routines. I’m a member of a family that suffers from obesity. As such, I have even more cause to make sure I’m fit…

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The Ultimate Goal for Your Health

In Six Simple Rules for a Better Life, I opened the chapter on the 6th rule, “Be Healthy”, with quite a few thoughts on longevity—on the amazing medical advances that are extending longevity. In my speaking engagements, when I talk about being healthy, I also comment about longevity—about how fortunate…

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Flourishing, A New Look at Happiness

Martin E. P. Seligman is known as the father of the positive psychology movement. In positive psychology, the idea is to focus on helping people to be happier rather than solely focusing on treating conditions. Helping people to be happier is a huge driver for me and because I’m not…

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A Radio Interview

I was recently interviewed by Lynn Crocker of Create Your Reality for her radio show on Amazing Women of Power internet radio. She did a great job and as a result it was a terrific 30 minutes. Some of you may have seen my tweet or facebook posts to listen…

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It’s Like Riding a Bike—Health and Happiness

I have a long relationship with bike riding. Like most people who know how to ride a bike, I made it to a two-wheeler around age six. I still remember the moment, and the feeling, when my dad told me that he had let go, and that I was balancing…

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Eating Frog Legs: Breaking Down Big Tasks into Small Pieces for Changes that Stick

I’ve written in my book and here many times that breaking down big tasks into smaller pieces is a critical secret to success in all aspects of your life. Breaking down large business goals into smaller components has gotten a great deal of play in the many business books and…

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2 Terrific New Books for Teens and Parents

In my book, I mention numerous books that have been important to my personal development. I've also provided (affiliate) links to many of those books on this page on my site. Within the parenting genre, these are a few of my favorites: 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 Protecting…

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2 Reasons to Encourage Kids to Build Their Community Service Resume—Building Future Leaders

As we come upon the end of the college selection process for the current group of high school seniors (two of whom live in my house), I was reflecting on the part of the process where teens build up their “resumes.” I recall, thirty years ago, when I was applying…

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