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Be The Star That You Are

Part 1: Interests We think of ourselves as some sort of “whole”, but in reality, we are actually “run” by 4 different behavioral clues. Managing yourself for success is an ongoing practice of balancing these four different behavioral influences that impact your viewpoint on life, your attitude, your mood, and…

New Life Practices

After bariatric weight loss surgery, it’s common for patients to report that they have great days and not-so-great days. Some days you might be full of vitality and want to run marathons, and some days it’s all you can do to get out of bed. What’s up with this? This is…

Random Acts of Kindness

I was traveling this weekend and found myself people watching, which is one of my favorite pastimes. I admit that I look at people … I look at their faces. Who is happy? Who is sad? Who has worry lines? Who easily smiles? Who is stressed and tense? Who is healthy…

We Are The Miracles

Have you ever experienced those exquisite moments in time where everything is absolutely, crystal-clear perfect? When you KNOW that you are on the right path, that there is nowhere to get, and nothing to gather … that everything in your life is whole, complete and perfect? If you could only capture…

Take Action

Take Action There comes a moment in time when you look at yourself in the mirror and take stock of yourself. You peer into your inner Self and assess how life is going for you. Furthermore, you take that a cut deeper, and now look at how life is probably going…

We Are The Heroes

We Are The Heroes I recall saying, “I don’t even know what my life will look like on the other side of this surgery.” I had spent my entire life time dealing with being fat, compensating for being fat, and dressing very well to ignore the fact that I was fat….

Forgiveness and The Freedom to Create

“I decided that the most subversive, revolutionary thing I could do was to show up for my life and not be ashamed.” – Anne Lamott We all have a lifetime of hurts, disappointments and justifications that fuel resentments and regrets. Let’s take a closer look at the power that resentments and regrets…

New Attitudes Bring New Possibilities

“We all know that life comes with no guarantees–that things worth doing involve some discipline, some discomfort, some risk. We often forget, though, that this risk, this stepping out, this taking on new challenges, offers the greatest reward, and that spontaneity and freedom lead to adventure. That expressing yourself, sticking…

The Opportunity to Create Your Life

“Everything is either an opportunity to grow, or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. View the events you consider to be obstacles as perfect opportunities to test your resolve and find your purpose.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer A Definition is a statement, assertion, or a theory…

Creating A New Reality

“Our connection to the infinite has always beckoned us. We have only to move beyond the barriers we have created to a blissful and empowering view of reality.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer Knowing the difference between your beliefs and your values can be a little confusing. People use both to navigate…