Archive for October, 2014

A Common Mistake That Makes Exercise More Difficult and Less Productive

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A Common Mistake That Makes Exercise More Difficult and Less Productive

There is a trap many people fall into that results in exercise being much more difficult and painful than it has to be. It also greatly reduces the results they obtain. So what is this common mistake? Lack of consistency, or “yo-yo” exercising. By far the toughest part of any new exercise program is the […]

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Someone You Should Know, Part 3

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Someone You Should Know, Part 3

This is my third article on people I greatly admire. You’ll really get a kick out of this guy, Rick Brandl, who I went to grad school with at the University of Chicago. Rick, in a word, is just a stud. He’s so damn athletic that it just pisses me off! He’s simply excels at […]

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How to Use Confident Language to Guarantee Your Success

Filed in Living by on October 16, 2014 3 Comments
How to Use Confident Language to Guarantee Your Success

If you’ve read many of my posts then you know that I believe the words we choose when we talk to others, and ourselves (our so-called “inner dialogue”), are very powerful. Much of our attitude and behavior is shaped by how we talk and think. Choose the wrong words and you are likely to be […]

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The Single Worst Thing You Can Do to Treat Painful Inflammation

Filed in Diet & Exercise by on October 9, 2014 2 Comments
The Single Worst Thing You Can Do to Treat Painful Inflammation

Having a Type A personality can be very helpful in many situations, such as at work and when starting a new project. However, this “can do” attitude and action-oriented behavior can also be counterproductive in other situations. I have already discussed how it can cause harm in managing your investments, in which case Type A’s […]

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Not Everything Can Be Overcome With Hard Work – Part 2 of 2

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Not Everything Can Be Overcome With Hard Work – Part 2 of 2

The mental health program I was participating in utilized a method called “processing. To help them work through their emotional problems, each patient is given an opportunity to describe their feelings, emotions, mood, and relevant past experiences, in a group setting with one or two therapists and the other patients. You basically have about an […]

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Not Everything Can Be Overcome With Hard Work – Part 1 of 2

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Not Everything Can Be Overcome With Hard Work – Part 1 of 2

I am like most Type A’s in that I have always believed you can overcome anything with hard work. Have a lousy job? Hit the pavement and find a better one. Is a lack of education holding you back? Community colleges offer an inexpensive way to obtain a degree. Had a rough childhood? Who didn’t? […]

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