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Recipe: Vegan(ish) Cookie Dough Balls

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

Recipe: Vegan(ish) Cookie Dough Balls

    Oh My YUM! You can just use dark chocolate chips if you don’t care about veganism. Either way, take these treats to book club and be the star of the night.  (Taken from MindBodyGreen)       Vegan Cookie Dough Balls Ingredients 16 ounces cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained 3 T raw organic honey 1 T coconut palm sugar 1/8 tsp. baking soda 4 T raw organic almond butter 2 tsp. vanilla Pinch of salt 1 1/2 cups vegan chocolate chips (minis work best) Directions Combine chickpeas, honey, sugar, baking soda,...

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Rehab Your Belief

Posted by on Apr 27, 2014 in Life Coaching, Mind-Body | 0 comments

Rehab Your Belief

I’ve recently watched several people go through rehab for major physical injuries and have been quite fascinated with the process. In all cases, rehab started almost immediately after the injury and progressed quickly into strengthening the body in order to compensate for the temporary loss of the functioning body part. It’s an excruciating and slow process for the patient, but a necessary, incredibly refined and diligent system that the rehabbers follow. I talked extensively to one friend about the process and asked how she was...

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Hooked on TED: Perspective is Everything (Rory Sutherland)

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in Hooked on TED | 0 comments

Hooked on TED: Perspective is Everything (Rory Sutherland)

Advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself. Rory Sutherland makes the assertion that a change in perceived value can be just as satisfying as what we consider “real” value — and his conclusion has interesting consequences for how we look at life. I love his example about the post office in the UK spending lots of money trying to improve their next day delivery statistic (98%) rather than first finding out that the public’s perception of their next day delivery (50-60%). “If...

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Inspiring Quotes: John Berryman

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Inspiring Quotes | 0 comments

Inspiring Quotes: John Berryman

  “We must travel in the direction of our fear.” ― John Berryman.              

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You Are Capable

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Life Coaching, Measures of Success | 0 comments

You Are Capable

I spend a lot of time online searching for heartfelt stories and following other solopreneurs to get creative ideas that keep me inspired. One thing I noticed is how woefully inadequate I feel when spending too much time online. The message seeping into my consciousness is that I have a lot to learn, a lot to do, and a lot to change in order to be successful. But that’s just hogwash! There is so much conflicting advice online and trying to adhere to all of it will leave us questioning our own abilities. We assume we are lacking something...

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Inspiring Conversations: Karen Capaldi

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Inspiring Conversations | 0 comments

Inspiring Conversations: Karen Capaldi

Karen Capaldi was about 8 years into working for Starbucks when she started to wonder what she was doing with her life. Soon after, she was reminded of an opportunity for an unpaid 6-month sabbatical that Startbucks offered to its employees of 10 years and made the decision to not only take it, but to use it for the adventure of a lifetime. She cashed in her stock, took a loan from her 401K and pursued her dreams of climbing Kilimanjaro. As if that wasn’t enough, some life changing opportunities came up in the process of the planning and...

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Life Advice From the Elderly

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Purposeful Living | 0 comments

Life Advice From the Elderly

I always love reading advice from older people; their regrets, what they learned, general advice for others about what’s really important in life. There’s a great site that includes plenty of practical advice from more than 1,000 older Americans from different economic, educational and occupational strata who were interviewed as part of the ongoing Cornell Legacy Project. Here’s a good summary, as printed in the NY Times a couple years ago.  (Read the full article here)   ON MARRIAGE A satisfying marriage that lasts a...

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Hooked on TED: Turning Fear into Fuel (Jonathan Fields)

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Hooked on TED | 0 comments

Hooked on TED: Turning Fear into Fuel (Jonathan Fields)

  Lifestyle entrepreneur Jonathan Fields experienced success in spite of signing a contract the day before 9/11. He tells us how to turn fear from a source of anxiety and paralysis into fuel for action and achievement.          

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Inspiring Quotes: Beverly Sills

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014 in Inspiring Quotes | 0 comments

Inspiring Quotes: Beverly Sills

    “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” ― Beverly Sills          

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Does Saying No Perpetuate the Status Quo?

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Purposeful Living | 0 comments

Does Saying No Perpetuate the Status Quo?

  I think this post by best-selling author Seth Godin is thought-provoking enough to repost here. What’s happening when we say no? Are we really denying possibility and innovation? Are we being lazy? Did we talk ourselves out of something before even answering out loud? It’s certainly worth a mindful dig.       It’s easy to join.   There are a million reasons to say no, but few reasons to stand up and say yes.   No requires just one objection, one defensible reason to avoid change. No has many...

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