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5 Essential Goals I Work on All Year Long

5 Essential Goals I Work on All Year Long

Maria Shriver honors me by publishing my article on her website. I thank her for seeing the value in my work. *   *   * I like to set goals and stretch myself; to learn new things by taking on-line classes, reading and always trying to know myself and grow. It’s an inspiring thing for me […]

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Why You Should Never Underestimate Your Potential

Why You Should Never Underestimate Your Potential

I’m so happy to post this article which was first published on Maria Shriver’s Website. Enjoy the read. ♦   ♦   ♦ We have a small house in France with a lovely garden and some ancient rose bushes. They’re abundant and constantly blooming but one rose bush struggles away for whatever reason. Maybe it’s the soil, […]

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Does holding a grudge do you any good?

Does holding a grudge do you any good?

This article first appeared in The Huffington Post…I’m delighted to say! Enjoy the read and please pass it around. Thank you — Michael ♦   ♦   ♦ G R U D G E – What a great word! It feels good to say right? It’s one of those words you can grab on to. It has […]

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Gratitude and Resentment are Right Next to Each Other

Gratitude and Resentment are Right Next to Each Other

  It’s an honor to write regularly for Maria Shriver and to be one of her ‘Architects of Change’, which she describes this way:   “…people who see a problem in their own life or community around them, then step out of their comfort zone and do what it takes to create the solution.”    Please take […]

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Be Aware of Your Choices – They Make Your Life

Be Aware of Your Choices – They Make Your Life

  I’m so grateful this article on choices and gratitude was published in – The Huffington Post – in the ‘Healthy Living’ section. Enjoy the read! ♦     ♦ One of the things I love and marvel at is our natural ability to make choices. In a split second we make choices about how we’re going […]

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How do you give? Watch yourself

How do you give? Watch yourself

Have you ever been struck by how someone is kind to another person? Suddenly taken by the helpful, generous and considerate words or actions of one person to another? It’s a wonder to experience. Often a miracle and gratitude rushes through you. Lately I’ve been watching how people give. I saw people hold doors for […]

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Choose Gratitude – It’s True Power

Choose Gratitude – It’s True Power

  In his essay The Power of Gratitude, Professor of Leadership and Change at INSEAD, Manfred Kets de Vries writes: “The words grateful and gratitude derive from the archaic adjective “grate” meaning pleasing to the mind, being full of gratitude, or being disposed to repay favors bestowed. ‘Grate’ originates from the Latin ‘gratus’, meaning the […]

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Passion Alert: It’s OK to Have More Than One Passion

Passion Alert: It’s OK to Have More Than One Passion

What do you have passion about? You know – the thing that gets you out of bed in the morning, makes you put more energy and feeling into it than you have to and makes you totally happy? Time doesn’t matter either when you’re working at your passion because you love doing it. And the next question is — How […]

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What is the power of celebration?

What is the power of celebration?

  What Is The Power of Celebration? – As published in The Huffington Post. How happy and excited are you when you celebrate something? You celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, holidays — all kinds of personal and special occasions. You give a card or gift, call the person, throw a party, go to lunch or dinner and […]

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How to max your gratitude account. 6 easy steps for smart people

How to max your gratitude account. 6 easy steps for smart people

HOLIDAYS HIT YOU WITH GRATITUDE. Celebrating Thanksgiving…giving gifts…HAPPY New Year! Good or bad you go through them. But — What’s the state of your personal gratitude account? Maxed or empty? If you could be 30% happier and you knew working on your own personal gratitude was the answer, would you invest all you could? In Praise of […]

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