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UP or Down: It's Your Choice to be Happy or Not by Pam Young

Up or Down Itís Your Choice to be Happy or Not by Pam Young

Maybe the guy who invented the thermostat got the idea from his own emotional meter. Instead of temperatures imagine words on a meter with emotions like miserable, overwhelmed, worried, desperate, optimistic, hopeful, happy, and blis...

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Tempus Fugit !


"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you are the pilot"


Imagine that every mor...

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40 miles to 40 km on 40th birthday

When I was approach my 40th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 40th with a 40 mile to 40 km run. And since my birthday...

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if it is meant to be it is up to me!

I am not always the best tracker but I am consistent and know that to be successful at weight loss I need to write it down if I taste it. Just because I am in denial about eating unhealthy foods does not mean the calories are not present. They do not evaporate magically! How my clothes fit and how ...

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When I started running

When I started to run, I wanted to set up a goal to help me to run. So, I set a goal to be able to run around the major road in my community on my birthday. My birthday was approximately two and one half months away. When I started, I established a plan that would help me to reach this goal in th...

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Putting Myself Frst

I don't know about you but I have always loved fashion! Who doesn't like looking nice ! For me, I like to dress nice whether it's casual or a professional look at the office in which I work. I find it fun and exciting making fun combinations and putting a wardrobe together that makes me look and fee...

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Breaking free of emotional eating

I used to be an emotional eater. I turned to food for comfort when I went through a very tragic time. When I realized I had to stop and there was a better way to overcome the heartache, I had formed a bad habit of eating to feel better so at first it was really hard to stop. I fell off track so many...

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40 miles to 40 km on 40th birthday

When I was approach my 40th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 40th with a 40 mile to 40 km run. And since my birthday...

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Knowledge is Power


Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society.

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50 miles to 50 km on 50th birthday

When I was approach my 50th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I read about this person that celebrate his birthday each year by running one mile for each year and he had his kids help him by running with him part of the way. So, I decided that I would c...

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