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  • Weight Loss
    Weight loss: Shifting our mindset for success
    Motivation and mindset was the topic of an Oct. 14 article in Time Magazine. It discusses the issues that many of us have with our mindset that may hinder our weight loss progress. Those of us who have ever struggled with dieting and weight loss...
  • Rorschach Inkblot
    Mind games: How our brain has to make sense of even the most senseless, part one
    The Rorschach test (inkblot test) is a classic example of how our brains have to make sense of everything. This is simply ink on paper. Nothing is drawn and there is no correct answer to what the person viewing this test might see in the blot. It...
  •  Miroslav Klose (L) and Erik Durm celebrate on stage at the German team victory ceremony July 15, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Practice has a significant influence on success in sports.
    Does it take more than practice to make perfect?
    One of the enduring debates in the fore front of the American psyche is nature versus nurture. Over recent years, the pendulum has swung towards the more egalitarian view that nurture is ascendant.The idea that it takes practice to be perfect is a...
  • Fear is in your mind
    Don't feed your fear
    Today I read a post by a colleague that talked about the fears writers have. But all people have fears. It doesn't matter what your profession or business.If your fear isn't a fear brought on, for example, by a car approaching you head on ...
  • How to have the mindset of Christ
    How to have the mindset of Christ
    As we come closer to this Easter season we sometimes can get side tracked with all of the fun activities that we like to do: egg decorating and Easter egg hunting, Easter baskets and sugar rushes, potlucks and meeting with family and friends....
  • Mindset
    Coaches need to praise effort over ability
    "We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don't like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary." - Dr. Carol Dweck, Mindset, p. 90.While...
  • Mindset
    The Tortoise and the Hare may not have the right message
    A time-honored children's story is one of Aesop's Fables, The Tortoise and the Hare.It is hard to find a child in America who has not heard of this story. The moral of this story is that "slow and steady wins the race."In other...
  • Mindset
    Youth players and the fixed mindset and growth mindset
    Dr. Carol S. Dweck shares her knowledge about mindsets in her book "Mindset." Dr. Dweck explains that people fall into one of two categories: those with the fixed mindset and those with the growth mindset.Those with a fixed mindset are...
  • The Weight of Oppression
    Daily thought: Function
    The way one navigates through obstacles can be referred to as the way one functions. The way one functions is almost always the rituals instilled in the individual throughout life and can be any combination of positive and negative response...
  • How do you prepare for disaster like Sandy?
    How to Best Prepare for Life's Mishaps--Big and Small
    We spend much a lot of time trying to prepare for life--what we think will happen or what we want to happen in the future. We plan. We train. We save. We think positively. We imagine. We plot out our actions. We make to do lists. We exercise. We...
  • Mindset
    Daily thought: mindset
    What is the Sacramento state of mind? What does the city of Sacramento promote? What is the mindset of Sacramento?A lifetime observation will lead most to agree and/or conclude that the way we relate to others is based on our overall mindset....
  • The success triad: Tangibles, training, and mindset
    The success triad: Tangibles, training, and mindset
    Success is the merging of these three very important resources: Tangibles, training, and mindset. Without the merging of these things, success will be limited, difficult, or unattainable. While this analysis can be applied to any human endeavor,...
  • Yacht
    The rich *do* think differently than you and I do
    Everyone has expressed outrage at the unbelievably arrogant comments from Gina Rinehart, the Australian heiress who made headlines earlier this year and insulted millions of people when she said that those who are jealous of the wealthy should ...
  • Force on Force: Evaluating methods of personal protection
    Force on Force: Evaluating methods of personal protection
    Force on force training, in its simplest forms, involves at least 2 participants, with one side playing the attacker while the other side trains in protection from the attacker's actions. As personal protection, weapons, rights, and tools have...
  • What you think affects your income
    How your mindset affects the impact of your marketing activities
    There is no secret to making making more money with your business--no matter what kind of business it is (and even if it does not fulfill your purpose); your mindset and marketing activities contribute directly to your financial freedom and...