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Lessons from the Rio Olympics

Millions of fans around the world are watching the Rio Summer Olympics. So many are preoccupied with economic hardship, families in flux or political unrest that the games in Brazil satisfy a yearning for distraction. The Olympics always provide entertainment, drama and insight. But the broad demonstration of excellence we see in Rio de Janeiro goes far beyond winning and losing medals. If you want to derive more personal meaning, here are some practical tips as you map out your own strategy for success: Cultivate passion. Each event represents a specific challenge … Continue reading

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Some Good News, for a Change

Are you ready for an upbeat newsflash? With all of the negativity between competing Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and the continuing stories of worldwide terrorism, it’s refreshing to learn about a positive story in the media. Two years ago, I blogged about how the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, publicized on social media, had raised $115 million dollars over the summer to fund research into ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). Now, we learn that “ProjectMinE,” partially sponsored by these contributions, has identified a genetic factor associated with familial ALS. … Continue reading

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Relieving Stress – with Pokemon Go?

With news of terrorism, racial divide, partisan protests and Presidential politics added to already high levels of stress among Americans, rates of tension have skyrocketed. And there seems to be no let up in what we can expect in the foreseeable future. Millennials, who lead the other generations in the amount of stress they experience on a daily basis, have recently turned to an unusual stress reduction technique – Pokemon GO. Chasing little virtual icons in the real world and capturing them has become a way for Millennials to have … Continue reading

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Healing and Resilience

Tragically, events across America seem to be defining these times as the summer of hate. Divisive rhetoric has spilled over into bloody violence and shootings on all sides during the long weeks. Where are we going as a society with this painful spiral of animosity? Healing, however difficult, can stop the cycle and become a positive response to the pain we feel. When we band together as a nation, we can find common ground and overcome our grief, moving towards peace and reconciliation. We saw such role models last summer … Continue reading

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