Out of 168 hours in a week, I spend my time on that?

My full-time job, career, or passion (as some, including me, often describe it), is running a successful outdoor boot camp operation. I'm also a certified personal trainer, running coach and nutrition guideline planner. For the most part, the...

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Book Review » 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think

What if you had enough time to be in the best shape of your life, get more than seven hours of sleep a night and still have time left over to volunteer more hours in a year than over 90% of the country? Or instead of just talking about it,...

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The Love Circle: Common Threads Between Strangers

Part 1: Common threads between strangers

I wasn’t suppose to be in this circle, seated with a friend, in a room full of strangers.

In a room of 30 people, the instructor of a workshop on love told...

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6 Surefire Signs You Need A Beach Vacation

As Robert Henri put so eloquently, “It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” What is he talking about? Beach going.

Simple as that. And what’s so true for Robert Henri also applies to me, and many...

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Who's That Girl In His Facebook Picture?

2 or three nights ago one of my best friends called me up needing to vent. She’d just looked at an old lover’s Facebook page and was stunned to find that there was another girl in his profile picture.  According to her, “...

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You're Invited to Glass Heel After Five

Are you planning on attending the Texas Conference for Women in Houston next week (Thursday, November 17 to be exact)? If so, we'd like to invite you to join us for our first ever...

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Real Celebration

Recently, I was talking with a client who had just achieved a major goal in her professional life. She got on the phone with a triumphant “I did it!” and was excited to tell me the story.

After she did, I asked her one of my favorite...

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My Love Affair With Wine...and Lot18

I can’t quite pinpoint when the love affair started, but it was quite awhile ago. It started with the cheap ones, then I got bold and started dabbling in the screwy ones. And not too long ago, I thought myself a snob and only experimented with...

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Four Ways to Become a Professional Gift-Giver

Lindsey Cook works as a CPA at a real estate investment trust in Dallas. When she is not at her 9-5 gig, you can find her training for marathons or covered in butter and powdered sugar baking in her kitchen. Clearly she is a firm...

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