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Emotional Contagion

Monday, April 09, 2012      3 comments

We unconsciously catch emotions—whether good ones or bad ones—from other people. Someone in a happy, energetic mood will help boost the moods of others, but unfortunately, a negative mood can be more contagious than a positive one. Catch m... Read more

Bigger Bucks = Bigger Savings

Sunday, April 08, 2012      4 comments

Marketing researchers call it the "denomination effect". Larger bills feel more valuable than the equivalant amount of money in smaller bills. That's why we're more reluctant to spend a $20 bill than a $5 bill. Want to avoid impulse buys ... Read more

What is the key?

Friday, April 06, 2012      6 comments

Take a blank sheet of paper. On it - list the letters of the alphabet from A - U as follows: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U Next assign a number to each letter from 1 - 21 starting wi... Read more

3 Ways to Keep Motivated

Thursday, April 05, 2012      6 comments

Think About WHY Write a list of at least 10 reasons why you want to lose or maintain your weight. If you’ve done this before, write a new list. Then pull out the previous one and compare the two. Any time you start to lose motivation, read you... Read more

This will make you think twice...

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      14 comments

Is it worth it? Here's what that midday bag of munchies really costs you. Lusting after that candy bar or bag of chips from the cafeteria vending machine? Would you give in to temptation if you knew you'd have to log 30 minutes o n the elli... Read more

6 ways to help yourself fall asleep more easily

Tuesday, April 03, 2012      5 comments

1. Exercise most days, even if it’s just taking a walk. 2. No caffeine after 6:00 P.M. 3. An hour before bedtime, avoid doing any kind of work that takes alert thinking. 4. Adjust your bedroom temperature to be slightly chilly. ... Read more

Money and Happiness

Monday, April 02, 2012      2 comments

Look for ways to spend money to support your happiness goals, such as staying close to family and friends, promoting energy and health, working more efficiently, and eliminating sources of boredom and irritation. ... Read more

It's about the journey

Saturday, March 31, 2012      5 comments

We must adjust our attitudes - it's important to get rid of negativity and think positively. Try to look at the scale as a tool, not as an enemy. This is a tough journey we have undertaken - but with the help of our SparkFriends and some re... Read more

Attitude

Friday, March 30, 2012      4 comments

Take away the idea of "I can't" emoticon and replace it with a positive "can do" attitude and spirit. Read more

Communications Skills

Thursday, March 29, 2012      3 comments

Did you know that people respond 55 percent to your body language and expression, 38 percent to your vocal inflection, and only 7 percent to what you say? (I didn't know either!) Make certain that your gestures, facial features, and tone of... Read more

3 more myths of de-cluttering

Wednesday, March 28, 2012      5 comments

1. “First, I need to get organized.” No! First, get rid of everything you don’t need or want. Toss, recycle, give away. When you’ve cleared out the clutter, you may find yourself with nothing left to organize. 2. “I need to be hyper-organiz... Read more

Just a few silly jokes

Tuesday, March 27, 2012      3 comments

I have to walk early in the morning, before my brain figures out what I'm doing. I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks. Haven't lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there. If you are going to try cross-country skii... Read more

Don't Judge

Monday, March 26, 2012      8 comments

Try not to judge people harshly, especially on first meeting. Their actions might not reveal their enduring character but instead reflect some current situation in which they find themselves.... Read more

RESOLUTIONS TO CONSIDER

Sunday, March 25, 2012      5 comments

Action, not reaction... Read more

Ferret Update

Saturday, March 24, 2012      7 comments

Cliff & I took our two ferrets to the vet today. Conrad was due for his regular checkup and shots. Popcorn - well, we both felt that he was hurting and trying to tell us he was ready to go over the rainbow bridge - so we decided to bring him t... Read more


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