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Abilities and Talents - Great Quotes

Ability Quotes – Use Your Abilities

We all have unique abilities and talents.  Whether we decide to use our ability is another matter altogether.  Whether it is a natural ability or a learned one does not matter, how we use it does matter.  The sad thing is that just having a talent or ability does not make it valuable or useful. …

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10 Reasons Perfectionism Sucks

Being a perfectionist is a curse. It doesn’t do you any good. I promise.And I should know. Being a perfectionist has been the reason for my successes and my failures, but I think if I were to tally them up, perfectionism has led to more failures than successes. The bad news is perfectionism may be genetic,…

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Emotional and Mental Benefits of Music

Music Enhances Life and Love

Songs can touch your heart in many ways.  They can make you happy or sad.  They can energize you or calm you.  We all have special love songs that we share with those we love today and those we have loved.  Music talks to us, the lyrics and melody can express for us feelings that…

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Social Media - Pros and Cons

Social Media – Love it! Hate it!

I am of mixed minds about social media. I love it – I depend on it – I communicate through it. I hate it when it takes people away from me but love it when it brings people closer. I hate it when someone is more engrossed in their phone than the people in the…

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Unold Yourself – Act Young, Feel Young, Be Young – 16 Easy Ways to Feel Younger

I happened to be logging in to a site and the captcha was “unold” – not a word, right? But it made me laugh, I got to thinking about ways to “unold” myself. I am not even going to research this one as I have plenty of ideas about how to feel younger, look younger,…

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break bad habits

How to Break Bad Habits Fast – Five Easy Steps to Quitting any Bad Habit

Bad habits can be hard to break simply because they are what they are – habits.  I want to break all my bad habits so did some research and found a sure way to break bad habits fast.  Using these steps to stop bad habits, I quit smoking in just two weeks. These steps to…

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7 Easy Problem Solving Steps That Work – Solve Problems Quick!

I struggle quite often with how to solve certain problems. Problem solving for me is not easy, I tend to run around in my head and generally spend way too much time trying to solve even the simplest of problems. Knowing that problem solving was taking up way too much time, I decided to implement…

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How to Make the Right Choices

Choices – we must all make countless choices each day from the time we get out of bed to the food we eat to what we will do with our lives. Making choices is not so difficult with the basics. You know what you like to eat and do on a daily basis – easy.…

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Meditation and Yoga Reshape Our Brains

Neuroscientist Sara Lazar’s brain scans show that yoga and meditation actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving  memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress. In the documentary, The Connection, Sara Lazar reports the following findings:  We found differences in brain volume after eight weeks in five different…

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Kindergarten Lessons

Lessons from Kindergarten

Sometimes it’s good to remember those things we were taught as small children, they still hold true today! All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the…

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relaxing videos

8 Videos for Relaxation and Renewal in Under Five Minutes

I often feel the need to get away, and watching short videos sometimes is just the cure I need for writers block or the doldrums. When faced with a problem that I can’t solve, I need to take a step back, regroup, destress, and relax a bit.  Under deadline, it is not possible to take…

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10 Mini-Breaks to Refresh and Renew Your Work Day – Easy Workday Mini-Breaks

I have started using mini-breaks on a daily basis to avoid burn-out.  The idea of mini-breaks is not new, but I have a tendency to get caught up in writing or working on projects, so much so that sometimes I go for hours without leaving my computer.  You know the feeling, you are on deadline,…

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Life Balance – 7 Steps to Achieving Balance in Your Life

Life balance is a quest for all of us.   How do you find balance in your life when you are juggling so many things?  If you do too much of one thing and too little of another are you going to feel out of whack?  Perhaps not-because everything overlaps to some degree.  Achieving balance in…

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Abilities and Talents - Great Quotes

Ability Quotes – Use Your Abilities

By Michele Hartley / October 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

We all have unique abilities and talents.  Whether we decide to use our ability is another matter altogether.  Whether it is a natural ability or a learned one does not matter, how we use it does matter.  The sad thing is that just having a talent or ability does not make it valuable or useful. …

Read More

10 Reasons Perfectionism Sucks

By Michele Hartley / January 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Being a perfectionist is a curse. It doesn’t do you any good. I promise.And I should know. Being a perfectionist has been the reason for my successes and my failures, but I think if I were to tally them up, perfectionism has led to more failures than successes. The bad news is perfectionism may be genetic,…

Read More
Emotional and Mental Benefits of Music

Music Enhances Life and Love

By Michele Hartley / January 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

Songs can touch your heart in many ways.  They can make you happy or sad.  They can energize you or calm you.  We all have special love songs that we share with those we love today and those we have loved.  Music talks to us, the lyrics and melody can express for us feelings that…

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Social Media - Pros and Cons

Social Media – Love it! Hate it!

By Michele Hartley / September 3, 2016 / 0 Comments

I am of mixed minds about social media. I love it – I depend on it – I communicate through it. I hate it when it takes people away from me but love it when it brings people closer. I hate it when someone is more engrossed in their phone than the people in the…

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Unold Yourself – Act Young, Feel Young, Be Young – 16 Easy Ways to Feel Younger

By Michele Hartley / August 22, 2016 / 0 Comments

I happened to be logging in to a site and the captcha was “unold” – not a word, right? But it made me laugh, I got to thinking about ways to “unold” myself. I am not even going to research this one as I have plenty of ideas about how to feel younger, look younger,…

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break bad habits

How to Break Bad Habits Fast – Five Easy Steps to Quitting any Bad Habit

By Michele Hartley / August 20, 2016 / 0 Comments

Bad habits can be hard to break simply because they are what they are – habits.  I want to break all my bad habits so did some research and found a sure way to break bad habits fast.  Using these steps to stop bad habits, I quit smoking in just two weeks. These steps to…

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7 Easy Problem Solving Steps That Work – Solve Problems Quick!

By Michele Hartley / August 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

I struggle quite often with how to solve certain problems. Problem solving for me is not easy, I tend to run around in my head and generally spend way too much time trying to solve even the simplest of problems. Knowing that problem solving was taking up way too much time, I decided to implement…

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How to Make the Right Choices

By Michele Hartley / August 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

Choices – we must all make countless choices each day from the time we get out of bed to the food we eat to what we will do with our lives. Making choices is not so difficult with the basics. You know what you like to eat and do on a daily basis – easy.…

Read More

Meditation and Yoga Reshape Our Brains

By Michele Hartley / August 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

Neuroscientist Sara Lazar’s brain scans show that yoga and meditation actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving  memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress. In the documentary, The Connection, Sara Lazar reports the following findings:  We found differences in brain volume after eight weeks in five different…

Read More
Kindergarten Lessons

Lessons from Kindergarten

By Michele Hartley / August 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

Sometimes it’s good to remember those things we were taught as small children, they still hold true today! All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the…

Read More
relaxing videos

8 Videos for Relaxation and Renewal in Under Five Minutes

By Michele Hartley / August 16, 2016 / 0 Comments

I often feel the need to get away, and watching short videos sometimes is just the cure I need for writers block or the doldrums. When faced with a problem that I can’t solve, I need to take a step back, regroup, destress, and relax a bit.  Under deadline, it is not possible to take…

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10 Mini-Breaks to Refresh and Renew Your Work Day – Easy Workday Mini-Breaks

By Michele Hartley / August 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

I have started using mini-breaks on a daily basis to avoid burn-out.  The idea of mini-breaks is not new, but I have a tendency to get caught up in writing or working on projects, so much so that sometimes I go for hours without leaving my computer.  You know the feeling, you are on deadline,…

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Life Balance – 7 Steps to Achieving Balance in Your Life

By Michele Hartley / August 13, 2016 / 0 Comments

Life balance is a quest for all of us.   How do you find balance in your life when you are juggling so many things?  If you do too much of one thing and too little of another are you going to feel out of whack?  Perhaps not-because everything overlaps to some degree.  Achieving balance in…

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