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7 Minutes to Vibrant Health–Warm-Up Exercises

As a personal trainer and stress/wellness expert, people often share with me their health situations. And, I almost always encourage some form of physical movement, embodiment or just simple warm-up exercises.

Yet I cannot tell you how many times the response I get when suggesting this is some version of ‘I just don’t have time to stop and stretch. I’ve got too much to do.’

Well, in the name of being an excuse-destroyer, I have created a simple, quick and …

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Mr. Data’s guide to habit hacking your brain and life

Greetings fellow andriod, and welcome to your positronic brain! I, Lt. Commander Data of the U.S.S. Enterprise, have the distinction of training you in the proper and full use of your state-of-the-art synthetic brain, specifically focusing today on the technique of ‘habit hacking’.

Your positronic brain comes fully equipped with the ability to rewire itself, should you find that you are exhibiting thoughts or behavior counter to your intentions and desires. This innate ability of habit hacking operates on …

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The Science of the Psych-Up: on-call awesomeness

Imagine being able to trigger a boost, to activate an extra jolt of juice, in your exact moment of need…calling on hidden resource to overcome a major obstacle, or capitalize on a fleeting opportunity.

Sounds good, right?

Today is all about the psych-up: what it is, why it works, and how to do it.

I promise you, there is a learnable science behind it. And you might be amazed at how many influential people in all areas of …

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Self-Sabotaging Supervillains–How to vanquish them for good

It’s inevitable. As we level-up our lives and don the mantle of the Superhero, we will attract the self-sabotaging attention of our Inner Supervillains.

We activate courage, and they respond with whispers of self-doubt. We drop our shields and allow vulnerability, and fear of hurt rears its head. We claim a meaningful purpose, and visions of failure cloud our mind.

Facing inner villains is an unavoidable part of the (Super)hero’s journey. What we can decide though, is how we will …

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The Princess Bride Guide to Beating All Odds

If you’re like me (and probably a few million others), The Princess Bride was a movie that captured your imagination as a child or young adult.

There are so many reasons that The Princess Bride is awesome, but as I rewatched it the other day (just cuz), I realized the thing that grabbed me most in this story is the ability to stay focused and fully committed to a purpose, even against overwhelming odds.

As I watched, point-for-point, how Westley …

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Meditation Superman Style–Find your Fortress of Solitude

If you’re reading the League of Awesomeness posts, I’ll risk assuming that you already know of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude.

If not, the quick origin story is this (the simplest of a few versions): A small crystalline artifact was entrusted in the escape pod that bore the baby Superman away from his dying planet of Krypton to Earth.

Years later on Earth, the adult Superman activates this crystal artifact in the Arctic wastelands, and out of it grows an entire …

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