I Wrote a Book!

About two years ago, when I finished the first draft of my book, I asked my good friend Rob if he would read it. After he said yes, he added, "You wrote a book. Congrats, my friend! That's a terrific thing.” Rob's note is a great reminder of the importance…

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Stroke Prevention Tips

"Be Healthy" is one of the Six Simple Rules for a Better Life and I've got plenty to say about eating habits, exercise, and more in my book.  For this post, I'm pleased to be able to share an informative piece from an organization that is doing great work for…

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My Wallet Was Stolen

When we were visiting my parents this past Labor Day weekend, I went to the local gym on Saturday morning. It’s a gym I’ve been to many times over the years as a guest of my parents, who are long-time members. I arrived around 9:30am, and when I went to…

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Being a Leader

Earlier this year, when I showed my friend Greg a behind-the-scenes look at my under-construction Web site, he questioned whether the photo on the home page representing “Be a Leader” (a sign pointing volunteers to the office to “check in”) would make for a self-evident connection for people who had…

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Life is Short and Life is Long

I’m a big fan of remembering that life is short, that we have to stop and smell the roses, figuratively – appreciating life and all the wonderful things we have in our lives – and literally – smelling flowers, looking at trees, and even looking at beautiful buildings, as you move…

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Welcome to Six Simple Rules

Like most people, I strive to make my life better. Unlike lots of people, I’ve learned to better my life in hundreds of ways while avoiding the stress, frustration and guilt that can follow the failed attempts at making meaningful and lasting change via New Year’s resolutions – we’ve all been there, looking at a largely unchanged list a year later. (more…)

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