7 Deadly Sins Students Do Each Day!

Most students attend college to build a successful life and would not knowingly participate in activities that could damage their chances of achieving that life. However, there are seven activities (I call them The 7 Deadly Sins) that students on college campuses across the country participate in each and every day that can get them […]

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3 Strategies for Solving Most of Your Problems

I was visiting with a friend a while back who loves The Dr. Phil Show.  Personally, I like Dr. Phil just fine and think his advice is pretty solid.  I mean come on … he is Dr. Phil.  However, I usually find shows like that quite frustrating .  When I shared my thoughts with my […]

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7 Reasons College Is the Right Choice

Is College Right for You?  Yes.  Uh-huh.  And, probably.   Of course, I am biased.  I’m a college graduate, so I see this from the perspective of someone who has been there and done that.  Additionally, I’ve taught at a college.  I’m on an advisory board for a college, and a portion of my income […]

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Don’t Let Two Pennies Get You Down

Zig Ziglar is well know for his “automobile university” comments in many of his talks.  Zig’s idea is that you listen to self improvement, business building, motivational, or spiritual types of lectures on CDs while you are driving your vehicle each day.  I loved the idea the first time I heard it, but the truth […]

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Natural Pain Relief … WTF?

Quick Tip … Research in The Journal of Pain shows that dropping the F-bomb when you hurt yourself may actually be beneficial at helping ease the pain. According to the authors, using a swear word seems to activate deeper parts of the brain more associated with emotions. For those of you who swear more frequently throughout a […]

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5-year-old Dies from Medication

  In the News … Dr. Carol Huser, a Colorado medical examiner in La Plata County, stated the death of 5-year-old Kimber Michelle Brown was the result of a combination of two over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medications, dextromethorphan (the active ingredient in OTC cough medications like Robitussin-DM) and an antihistamine, cetirazine (the active ingredient […]

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Seriously? Breathable Caffeine?

AeroShot is an inhaler type of device that delivers a shot of caffeine that you “draw into your mouth and swallow,” according to the website for Breathable Foods — the company that makes AeroShot. This product confounds me on a lot of levels, so let’s break it down: – The name of the company is […]

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Stress Less Decision Making

As I’m sitting here in my study on this beautiful Saturday morning drinking my tea, I was thinking about a decision I made this week.  I even alluded to it in a recent Facebook post!  Many years ago — in fact, it almost feels like a lifetime ago, I would have obsessed about whether I […]

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Check this dog out … literally!

Yale Law School is experimenting with a new program to help their students in the ongoing battle with stress.  Monty, a certified therapy dog, is a 21-pound, brown, border terrier mix who is available for students to check out — literally — from the law library.  The thirty-minute sessions with Monty provide students with an […]

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Could You Be Stressed Without Even Knowing?

When I show clients strategies to help minimize stress in their lives, I often begin with one very simple, yet amazingly powerful tip:  Become Aware. When we are stressed, our bodies begin to tell us we are stressed before we may even realize it.  We may not “feel” stressed out, but our bodies may be telling a […]

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