Can You Die From Too Much Caffeine

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence Too much caffeine caused the death of a 16-year-old high school student from South Carolina who collapsed during class last month, according to the county coroner. Davis Allen Cripe died from a caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia. During an arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm, … [Read more...]

Using Hypnosis To Better Yourself

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence Surprising Insights Into The Human Psyche The mind is an amazing thing. There are apocryphal stories of mothers lifting cars from their children in times of crisis. As incredible as such supports are, you can find vetted websites across the internet giving credence to them. There’s something in your … [Read more...]

Behaving Badly: The New Morality in Politics, Sex and Business

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence Eden Collinsworth has written a remarkable book about morality. Not preachy. Non- judgmental.  Extremely interesting.  It is a book whose time has come. Theft, greed, and other kinds of misbehavior grab  the headlines daily. It permeates every facet of our culture. Therefore, it seems time that to take … [Read more...]

Drama Free Relationships

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Viktor Frankl I knew he was coming. He had called me earlier in the week and asked me if I can host him and his wife for dinner at our home. After … [Read more...]

Putting Pen to Paper to Relieve Workplace Stress

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence Some weeks just don’t happen the way they are intended.  The train is delayed on the first day back at work or the car won’t start.  The boss has tightened the deadline on that report he wants. The kids have a dance recital to go to.  By the end of the shift, there’s another long commute before the … [Read more...]

3 Steps to Break Free of Small Talk

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence You know that feeling when a conversation full of potential downgrades to weather-talk? When you really want to hit it off, but you can’t seem to crack the shell of the interaction – that feeling where you’re both talking, but you’re not really getting anything out of it? When you’re striving to reach a … [Read more...]

Six Foods That Can Reduce Your Risk for Chest Pain

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence Heart disease is the number one cause of death for men and women in the United States. High LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, low HDL (“good”) cholesterol, a high triglyceride level, and high blood pressure all contribute to the risk of heart attacks. One of the signs of a possible heart attack is chest pain. By … [Read more...]

Who Filched the Flower? A Lesson in Non-Judgement

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence If you’ve never seen a blossom on a saguaro cactus, just know that it is a thing of exquisite beauty. The cacti are in bloom now in the Arizona desert and yesterday, outside our condo near the street, a tiny cactus had an enormous blossom.  My partner, a gifted photographer, took the picture below and … [Read more...]

How to Take Several Generations of Couples in Wedding Photos

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence Weddings used to have a serious note, and although the ceremonial part is still binding and in most cases traditional, the rest of the wedding is an environment that’s very suitable for change. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with turning your wedding into the party you always wanted it to be, but … [Read more...]

The Power of Bedside Manner in Healthcare Professionals

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence This is about bedside manner and it is a true story. It is not a Happy Ending story but a true one that needs to be read by anyone in the health care or healing field.  He—we’ll call him Bill—had been ill for several months with some strange symptoms which progressed rapidly. When he finally saw a … [Read more...]

Create Your Day Gently

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence We hear a lot these days about how we are the creators of our own life. We do that by the thoughts we think and the decisions we make. So what if you began to create your day the way you want it to be? What if you create you day gently? If you do meditations by Depak Chopra you may have heard him say as … [Read more...]

Your New Business: Plan to Succeed

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence If you are starting a new business you definitely want to plan to succeed. Our guest is an expert on writing a plan that help you do just that. Good News and Bad News About Starting a Business If you are starting a new business you need to know the good news and bad news. The good news is that a recent … [Read more...]

Want the truth about vaccines for your children? Here’s a MUST SEE.

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence As a parent you have  to make a decision before your child starts school: Do I vaccinate or NOT vaccinate? What is the best for my child? Are vaccines safe or not? There is compelling evidence on both sides. Which is right? I received this email this morning and I want to pass it on to you. It’s … [Read more...]

How Plastic Surgery can Benefit You

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence At one point or another, we all feel like we have problematic areas of our bodies that we would like to improve. Whether you want to fix a condition or improve your appearance, there is nothing wrong with wanting to feel a little better about yourself. It could be anything from having a tummy tuck to … [Read more...]

Dr. Susan Edelman talks about “Be Your Own Brand of Sexy”

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence There’s a lot of confusion these days about dating, sex, and being sexy.  Both men and women are sometimes at a loss for what to do. What “goes” and what doesn’t? What’s expected and what isn’t? The Internet has brought us “on-line dating” and what seems like a whole new set of rules. Some question if … [Read more...]

7 Daily Habits of Top Class Performers

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence The most successful entrepreneurs, billionaires and those at the top of their field have developed purposeful routines that allow them to focus all their attention on what matters. Here are 7 daily habits of top performers you might want to consider adding to your daily routine. Everyone is different, … [Read more...]

Are You the Judge, Jury and Executioner?

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence I received this as a newsletter in my email this morning. I thought it was so good that I asked Gail for permission to post it here. It’s a reminder all of us can most likely use. Sometimes we appoint ourselves judge, jury and executioner when it comes to our friends, family and pretty much … [Read more...]