Self-Help

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Friday, May 6th, 2011
Patricia V. Davis, a fifty-something woman with two failed marriages, conflict with her parents, and issues with her sibs and sons, blogged as the Expert at Failed Relationships. In her interaction with readers and other bloggers she was struck by how the lack of self-esteem led women to make wacky decisions.
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Monday, November 1st, 2010
When my brain fog and unreliable memory got to be too much for me and my friends and family, I went to a doctor who gave me some hope and a book. This book, The Ultra Mind Solution -- Fix your broken brain by healing your body first: The simple way to defeat depression, overcome anxiety, and sharpen your mind, answered a lot of questions my shaky brain hadn't even come up with.
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Friday, November 12th, 2010
Do you recall how Johnson & Johnson handled the poison scare after seven Chicago-area residents died due to cyanide-laced Tylenol in 1982?

Did you realize that "Colonel Sanders", founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, only had a 6th grade education?

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
Roger Rosenblatt has come up with 58 rules to help us all age more gracefully. His rules are clever, unexpected and fun. If we all followed his recommendations, there would be less stress and probably more perfect aging.
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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
In June 2009, we took the test covered in the book, Now, Discover your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald Clifton. Tamara has had the opportunity to hear Marcus Buckingham speak a couple of times since then, most recently at the Women of Faith conference in Dallas,
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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
Yesterday I wanted to change the world. Today I just want to lose weight. Why are some changes so hard to realize? Am I lazy, unfocused, undisciplined? According to brothers, Chip and Dan Heath, some significant changes are hard because the process to make such changes is exhausting. We are just too tired to follow through.
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Thursday, June 24th, 2010
"It's in our nature to seek purpose. But that nature is now being revealed and expressed on a scale that is demographically unprecedented and, until recently, scarcely imaginable. The consequences could rejuvenate our businesses and remake our world."

In Daniel H. Pink's second best seller, DRIVE, the purpose driven life comes front and center.
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Thursday, May 27th, 2010
I stopped trusting my brain about ten years ago. After a lifetime of confidence in my brain's ability to retrieve dates, poems memorized in high school and names of everyone in my office-and their kids, I was stunned to realize those facts were harder to find. I could almost recall the information only to have it leap just out of reach.
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Sunday, March 7th, 2010
The Younger Next Year guys are back  This new version for women provides essentially the same advice, with some additional gender specific research and commentary.  Chris Crowley and Dr. Henry Lodge outline seven principles to follow that will help you live a more fulfilling, healthy, and energetic life. 
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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
After attending a presentation by David Zyla at Saks last week on his new book, The Color of Style, I just had to leave with the book in hand. It seems everyone felt that way, as the books were nearly sold out by the end of the night. Zyla’s philosophy on style sounds simple: wear the colors that look the best on you, and avoid colors that are not flattering.
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Sunday, January 31st, 2010
Do you have a shelf or drawer or cabinet that holds all the books you buy that you intend to read.....someday? I do. In fact, I have several. And every once in a while, something happens that lights a bulb over my head, reminding me of a fabulous book collecting dust in one of the many waiting rooms of unread books in my house.
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Thursday, December 31st, 2009
The dream of a long, healthy life isn't a new one: Juan Ponce de Leon was not the first with his search for the fountain of youth, but today we seem more confident that using science and epidemiological studies we can find the secret.
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Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Stephen Post not only believes that it's better to give than to receive, he's put his money on it. As head of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love (IRUL), he funds studies and supports research on the behaviors and personality traits that lead to health and happiness.

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Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self esteem, and other "black holes" of depression can be alleviated, often without drugs. In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist, David D. Burns, M.D., outlines remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life.

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Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
How's your posture? No really, this is important. Paul D'Arezzo, an emergency room physician for over twenty years, has been studying how people move and what makes them age. A lot of it comes back to posture. How we stand reveals a lot about how well we'll function as we get older.
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