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Three Minutes to Mindfulness

“I can tell you’ve been meditating,” my husband said to me. “You’ve been a lot more mindful recently.” My first reaction was a guilty twinge. I’d been intending to meditate.  I’d even cajoled myself into a couple of three-minute sessions, … Continue reading

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How One Small Step Really Can Change Your Life

Back in January 2011, when I started this blog, I explained what I was trying to do: discover small, easy changes I could make that would significantly improve the quality of my life. But I didn’t talk about why I … Continue reading

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Don’t Let That Camel Stick Its Nose In Your Tent!

“If the camel once gets his nose in the tent, his body will soon follow.” –Arabian Proverb I came across this proverb while researching How Horseshoe Nails Are Ruining Your Life. My first thought was, “Wow, do I have a … Continue reading

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Progress, Not Perfection

First, let’s talk a little about Week 1. My first week was a success. I’ve started going to bed more than an hour earlier than usual, and am feeling less tired during the day. I saw a minor increase in … Continue reading

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Creating Your Personalized Kaizen Plan

Now that I’ve identified my biggest excuses and figured out the underlying issues those excuses represent, I have a list of the obstacles that keep me from achieving my goals. Psychological obstacles: Perfectionism Physical obstacles: Less-than-optimal health, the root cause … Continue reading

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