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Time For Diligence

With the holidays approaching, the thought occurred to me today that I have an opportunity to face the Monster head on.  This will be a good challenge to see who comes away the winner. I got myself through Halloween relatively… Continue Reading →

My Dark Monster Rides Again

Living with Diabetes (or as I call it, “My Dark Monster”) is a daily and formidable battle. My Dark Monster is like the little devil that sits on your shoulder and tells you what you want to hear.  It encourages… Continue Reading →

Changing Your Lifestyle – The Struggle Is Real

“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t . . . you’re right” This is a quote attributable to Henry Ford.  And it can be a tough one to swallow.  But you know what?  It’s true.  It especially hits… Continue Reading →

A Look In The Mirror

I’ve received quite a bit of support over the past week since I “went live” with sharing my new reality.  I guess with 86 million of us out there, it stands to reason that there will be supportive people I… Continue Reading →

A New Reality, The Journey Begins

As several of you know from reading my last post, I face a new reality with my recent diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes.  I actually received the news back in February.  I kept it pretty quiet except for family and… Continue Reading →

Where Have I Been?

Where have I been and what have I been doing?  The past few months have been swirling like an eddy of thoughts and events and I’ve been trying to organize my thoughts and make sense of it all.   Nothing terribly… Continue Reading →

Keeping Your Priorities In A “Now-Driven” World

Have you ever walked into your office and been blasted with being overwhelmed before you even sit down?  Or into a room in your home that you have been “planning” to de-clutter for months?  You dread being there and you… Continue Reading →

Hey Mr. Customer. . .you AREN’T always right!

The customer is always right.   For so long we’ve been taught as a product-buying, consumerist public that this idea is true that we’ve created a culture of petulant, narcissistic people that treat others with a level of nastiness that… Continue Reading →

Getting Things Done – Reclaiming Your Life

I have become somewhat obsessed recently over a productivity “system” that has sucked me into the vortex. If you are anything like me, you have tried several “time management” systems over the course of many years.  I’ve tried many both… Continue Reading →

Learning the Hard Way – Teaching Our Youth About Money

Many of today’s youth are receiving a disservice from us as parents, teachers, leaders and role models. I’m talking about the rampant spending and lack of financial self-discipline that presents our youth with an image that money grows on trees…. Continue Reading →

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