Since most dread Mondays, and this means they dread 1/7th of their lives, I’ve come up with the Monday challenge series to spice things up. Today’s challenge – use the words “Super-Size” in as many sentences as you can. Write me with your stories:)

By |September 15th, 2014|Blog, Quickies|0 Comments

Irons in the Fire – Why Do We Say It?

It comes originally from the blacksmiths of old, who would keep several pieces of iron in their fires in order to always have one ready to meet the anvil. If the blacksmith had too many in the fire, he may become too busy to attend to them all.

By |September 13th, 2014|Blog, Quickies|0 Comments

How Big of a Wall Could the Pyramids Build?

The pyramids of Egypt contain enough stone and mortar to construct a ten foot high/ five foot wide wall from New York to Los Angeles.

Amazing to think that an ancient culture could have built these monstrosities!

By |September 11th, 2014|Blog, Fascinating Stuff|0 Comments

Just Breathe – Eating, Exercise and Your Functional Brain

Thank you John Medina for making this so clear.

When we eat, food is converted to glucose – the body’s fuel. The conversion process creates waste. This waste includes electrons which, left to their own devices, would collide with other electrons – creating of one of the most toxic agents known to mankind – free radicals.

When we breathe we oxygenate our blood. Oxygen acts as a sponge, soaking up the excess electrons and removing them (through the conversion to carbon dioxide) before they can create cancer-causing free radicals.

The brain, while occupying only 2% of our total body weight, consumes at least 20% of the glucose we produce by eating. This means the brain requires 20% of our oxygen supply in order to “sponge it” clean.

Aerobic exercise increases blood flow and (therefore) oxygenation of the blood. More oxygen, cleansing of electron waste. Better clarity of mind.

This is one of the many ways exercise contributes to better brain function.

For more – read Brain Rules by John Medina. It’s a page turner.

By |September 8th, 2014|Blog, Fascinating Stuff, Mindsets|0 Comments

Stop Pushing the Boulder Uphill

It’s normal to find yourself fighting through resistance and adversity to achieve an audacious goal. What isn’t normal is the feeling that your entire journey has been made swimming upstream. If the entire time you spend in pursuit of your goal feels like you’re pushing a boulder uphill, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate your goal.

By |September 5th, 2014|Blog, Mindsets|0 Comments

The Origin of the Word ‘Fiasco’

The word ‘fiasco’ originated in Venice. When a glass bottle is flawed it becomes a common flask – ‘fiasco’ in Italian!

By |September 3rd, 2014|Blog, Quickies|0 Comments

Learning to Like Mondays!

If you’ve read my blog, or my first book, you know that I used to struggle with Mondays. That is until a wise person told me that “if I hate Mondays ten I hate 1/7th of my life”.

That’s a big chunk of my life to throw away, so now every Monday I create little challenges for myself to make the day more fun.

Last week I challenged myself to ouse the phrase “In accordance with the prophecy” at the end of a sentence at least three times. I made it to two, but the reactions I got were priceless!

You’re welcome to join me next week for my next Monday challenge, but whatever you do – make Mondays fun!



By |September 2nd, 2014|Blog, Mindsets|0 Comments

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more – you are a leader. John Quincy Adams

By |December 4th, 2013|Blog, Quickies|0 Comments

Improve the Success of Your Goals and Resolutions by 50%

Invest 30 minutes of your time, and you’ll learn the keys to creating more effective goals and resolutions. Take control of your life, achieve the things you want, live the life you want.

Bonus content – 1) why it’s impossible to multi-task, 2) why so many miscommunications occur and how to improve.

Six Keys to Career and Personal Reinvention

By |November 23rd, 2013|Blog, Business, Mindsets, Starters® Stories|1 Comment

To My Fallen Friend


Yesterday was the birthday of my good friend Chuck Hamshaw, who passed away unexpectedly of a heart condition several months ago. Chuck would have been 52.

I’m reminded that we never know how long we’ll have to spend with the ones we care about, but as long as we celebrate their lives and remember what they taught us, then they’ll live forever in our memories and our deeds.

Chuck – here’s what you taught me – 1) Take time for others. No matter how busy you are, remember to say hello and to spend a minute with the important others in your life, 2) BE playful – find fun wherever and whenever appropriate, 3) Be adventurous – take risks, play hard, do things.

Thank you Chuck. I miss you buddy:)

By |November 22nd, 2013|Blog, Mindsets|0 Comments