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A Day of Reckoning on National Relaxation Day – Your Lifelong Blueprint to Work/Life Balance Every Day

By Monica Nelson National Relaxation Day is August 15. I just googled “How to relax on National Relaxation Day.” The search came up with over 7 and one-half million results. I consider this a great paradox. And an indication of something really wrong in the way we live our lives now. Think about it – why on earth do we need 7,590,000 articles giving us advice on how to relax? Is it possibly because we have no clue how to do that? [My apologies to my non-USA readers. You can stop reading now – you already get the logic of a healthy work/life balance. And you practice it. I am … Continue reading

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Simple Steps, Real Change: Make Your Smile Genuine

By Monica Nelson This is the third in a series of small changes to make to your life that affect it in a big way. “A smile is something you can’t give away; it always comes back to you.” –Author Unknown Your smile is more powerful than you realize. That’s not just a glib statement. A smile is a nonverbal communication device that connects you with your emotions; and based upon whether or not it is authentic, lifts or flattens your own mood. Notice the difference here, your smile must be genuine to have a positive effect. While that authentic smile is working on your mood, it is also trickling … Continue reading

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