The Gift Of Life: A Lesson In Loss

Published on March 24, 2012 by

The following is a guest post by Dana Lerma, an acute care Nurse Practitioner at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. I am proud to say Dana is my daughter and you can follow her blog at: http://adventuresofapicunurse.blogspot.com

There are so many days in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit that seem ...

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Mindset: Reaching the Destination you Want

Published on December 11, 2011 by

As you look back over 2011, what thoughts, images and feelings come up for you? Are you feeling good and congratulating yourself? If not why not?

Someone might answer with "Because this year hasn't gone so well for me. What I hoped for in the beginning hasn't happened, so I'm ...

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How To Change Your Life Without Turning Your Life Upside Down

Published on November 3, 2011 by

There are many effective ways to change your life for the better. Some ways take a lot of time and some ways take a lot of money. You can travel the world and that would broaden your horizons, boost your knowledge and confidence--and take a good bit of time and ...

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Stress: The Mental Aikido Reponse

Published on August 12, 2011 by

A “Mental Aikido” Special Report

Unresolved stress strikes at the heart of performance and morale, but stress isn’t the problem you think it is. The problem lies in a passive response to both positive stress and distress and the solution lies in using stress to your advantage, actually making it ...

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Shake Up Your Routine, Boost Your Career And Life!

Published on June 27, 2011 by

I'm not a world traveller by any means, having been to only five countries. But each time I travel, my horizon and perspective is stretched and enriched. Visiting other countries takes us out of our own little worlds and allows us to see and experience things we wouldn't normally experience. ...

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Three Career Lessons From A Female Marines Brigadier General

Published on June 25, 2011 by

With a nod to the military, "Attention!"

Why? Because a female Brigadier General has assumed leadership at the famed Marine Corps training depot at South Carolina’s Parris Island. It graduates about 20,000 Marines annually and is the only military installation where female enlisted Marines are trained alongside male Marines.

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Three Things You Must Know About Your Boss

Published on June 25, 2011 by

Over the past twenty plus years I've coached executives and managers and have presented seminars to them on leadership and performance improvement. I've learned a lot from them and want to share a few secrets with you.

Here are three things you need to know about your boss that ...

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What It Takes To Be Happy: “Faith”

Published on June 11, 2011 by

To me, faith is a belief in something in the absence of proof. We often have evidence for something without having proof to nail it down. If we have proof for something, we don't need faith. I'm not talking today about faith in a religious sense, but in a practical ...

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What It Takes To Be Happy: Self-Love!

Published on May 28, 2011 by

So far we have talked about two strands in the tapestry of happiness:

• Self-Confidence • Vision

Today we are going to look at the role of Self-Love in happiness; a topic that has created a lot of controversy, confusion and ironically, unhappiness! Think about these questions:

• Should you ...

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What It Takes To Be Happy: Self-Confidence!

Published on April 21, 2011 by

When it comes to happiness (and I’m using the word in a general sense) we have to think about self-confidence. Think about someone you know who is happy…aren’t they also confident?

For instance, if someone is happy in their job, I bet they have confidence in their craft, whatever ...

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