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Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.

Viktor E. Frankl

Sometimes bad stuff happens. We’re cruising along feeling pretty good about life in general, and then we get blind-sided by some unfortunate event. Illness, bereavement or a financial set-back.

Problems rise up and knock us down. We’re scared and vulnerable, as we face our mortality and the fragility of our circumstances. We’re reminded that the plans we have spent years constructing can collapse in the blink of an eye.

We feel pain, confusion and we want to vent our discontent. We want to rally against that which hurts us.

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Lemon Water


Eat Real Food!

If you make anything a morning ritual make it a mug of warm water and the juice of half a lemon. The benefits are endless and too good to ignore (seriously, do a Google search for yourself)!

In the morning your body is dehydrated and ready to soak in whatever nutrients you give it. Lemon water is hydrating and rich in nutrients like calcium, potassium, vitamin C and pectin fiber. Vitamin C will help decrease wrinkles and blemishes and keep skin clear. It will also provide sustainable energy by helping with iron absorption. Vitamin C is also great for fighting colds and potassium stimulates brain and nerve function and helps control blood pressure.

Lemon will maintain immune function and work as a blood purifier. It stimulates the liver promoting detox as well as kick start the digestive track. Using coffee to go to bathroom? Lemon water acts the same way without the…

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Success won’t make you happy


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Thursday Thought — The Abuser’s Problem with Anger


A Cry For Justice

YOUR ABUSIVE PARTNER DOESN’T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH HIS ANGER; HE HAS A PROBLEM WITH YOUR ANGER.

One of the basic human rights he takes away from you is the right to be angry with him.  No matter how badly he treats you, he believes that your voice shouldn’t rise and your blood shouldn’t boil.  The privilege of rage is reserved for him alone. When your anger does jump out to you — as will happen to any abused woman from time to time — he is likely to try to jam it back down your throat as quickly as he can.  Then he uses your anger against you to prove what an irrational person you are.  Abuse can make you feel straitjacketed.  You may develop physical or emotional reactions to swallowing your anger, such as depression, nightmares, emotional numbing, or eating and sleeping problems, which your partner may use…

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Risk for Stroke is Greater in People Who Oversleep


TIME

Oversleeping feels like a treat on the weekend, but regularly sleeping too much is actually a sign that there may be a medical problem at play. According to a new study, people who sleep more than eight hours a day have a higher risk for a stroke compared to people who sleep between six and eight hours.

In the new study, published in the journal Neurology, researchers followed nearly 10,000 people between the ages of 42 and 81 for almost 10 years. They recorded both the amount of sleep they typically got each night, as well as whether they had a stroke.

Around seven out of 10 of the men and women slept between six and eight hours, and about one in 10 slept more than eight hours a night on average. The people who slept the most had a 46% higher than average risk of stroke when the…

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Talk to your teens about sex


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Bedtime Yoga Sequence


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8 Beliefs That Limit Your Leadership Potential


Growing Leaders

Frosted-Mug-and-Beer-PitcherA follower, a manager, and a leader walk into a bar. They are all thirsty for a beer but the place is very crowded and it may be a while before they are served. Sure enough, many minutes pass and no one helps them. Feeling annoyed but unsure of what he can do, the follower continues to sit patiently for the waiter to arrive. Unhappy with waiting for the inefficient waiter to come by his table, the manager secures a menu from the hostess, analyzes the beer options, assesses the cost of an import vs. domestic beer, and finally signals his urgent readiness to order to the waiter across the room. Recognizing that there are three very thirsty people in her presence, the leader walks across the room to the bartender, communicates her need while extending a healthy tip, and returns to the table with three cold mugs and a…

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5 Choices For a Happy Healthy Primary Relationship


The Mess. The Truth. Enlightenment

After coaching numerous couples and singles, living through my own relationships and seeing them for what they truly were after the fact, I have compiled a short list of choices both you and I can make to improve the relationships we currently experience.

1) Talk to each other, instead of talking through your issues with friends. If you aren’t getting enough of something, or are frustrated, upset or just bored, TALK TO your partner about it. Ive seen way to many people let the advice of their friends end their relationship or give the wrong information. Your friends ( the ones you had before your relationship) will generally take your side anyways and ditto for your partner ( if you even consult them). This will get you nowhere.

2) Have your own desires/ambitions/goals separate from each other. Its wonderful to love everything that they love, but we all need time…

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Food is Fuel and Medicine


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