Category Archives for Mind

How to Use Your Head to Get Ahead

The game was close with each team trading off the lead. With the clock ticking down, we were losing by two points. I got the ball, glanced at the clock. Four seconds. I gave my defender a head fake, he

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Straight Roads Are Boring

I’ve never met a client who has said, “I hope there a lot of twists and turns, unexpected things, and major setbacks in our work together.” Everyone wants a straight road.  Full speed

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Something’s Broken

A lot of people, and from time to time myself included, think that “if I had more money in the bank, I would feel better…happier, more content“. If you’re net worth twice was much

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Short Cut for a Stronger Core?

Any of us who have or have had lower back pain will do a lot of things to prevent it or fix it. These big inflatable balls are supposed to do just that – help you “strengthen your core”

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Why You Sometimes Hurt When You Haven’t Done Anything to Hurt

A reader emailed me recently inquiring about “Tension Myositis” – a syndrome proposed by John Sarno, MD as a cause of lower back pain and other musculoskeletal pains. The theory proposed

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The Day I Went to the Other Side of Pain

“The next exercise is completely voluntary. I would like to emphasize this. You do not have to participate if you do not want to,” said the leader of the workshop. I was attending a multi-day

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The Key to Staying Healthy That Takes No Physical Effort

I was talking with my wife Ellen the other night about her day. She’s a Realtor and has certain phrases that are unique to her industry. She was describing a client’s condo that was up for

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This Type of Fighting Holds You Back

Have you ever had days where you feel like your body is working against you? Despite your best efforts at overcoming the aching, pain, or stiffness, these things just keep showing up like an unwanted solicitor

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Little Stuff Matters

It’s just the little stuff that matters. You gain another few degrees of motion, or lose a pound of fat, or skip the latte this week.  It’s those small, sometimes imperceptible, improvements

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How to Make Your Memory Sharper Without Memory Games

You’re upstairs and realize that you need that measuring tape you stuffed into an already over-crowded drawer in the kitchen. You get up from your desk and start the trek downstairs. As you turn

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