Archives for March, 2010

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Too Stressed to Exercise? Better Think Again!

If you are like me when you get very busy and overwhelmed and need to concentrate, exercising can take a back seat. It seems like the smartest decision, as you can't get work done while working out.  However, this is pretty much the worst thing you can do when under stress as this is precisely the time you need to exercise.

A book by John Ratey,
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Why I LOVE My ADHD?



It is no fun to be diagnosed with any kind of illness - cancer, diabetes, depression, ADHD ... you want to be in perfect health forever and anything that impedes that is basically a drag. Sure, we can absolutely focus on how ADHD makes it more challenging to focus, follow-through, finish things, and stay clear of addictions.

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Focus, Integrity and Guilt, Oh My!

I just realized I had it all wrong this whole time.  I hate it when that happens!  It feels like starting over.

Maybe 9 years ago I came back from a trip and had to buy a car.  I knew the price range, the options (everything I could possibly get that I could afford!), and that I wanted it American-made (as much as everyone says our cars aren't great -- this is officially the best car...
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Debt, Coffee, and Mental Health Issues including ADHD



There was a recent response about the cost of coffee / those with mental health issues.  I thought it was pretty insightful so I would explore it some more. Are people that have problems paying bills buying coffee? Are we sacrificing our mental health or our electric bill for a $5-7 cup of coffee from Starbucks?  And what, exactly, are the effects of coffee and debt on our mental health?

So I...
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Never Check E-mail in the Morning?

I know it seems impossible, at least to me. But I just read it in an organization book -- and there is actually a book called Never Check E-mail in the Morning: and Other Unexpected Strategies for Making Your Life Work. It is written by Julie Morgenstern, a world renown organization expert. Julie is an Oprah favorite, and Cathy Black, president of Hearst, says the book is one of the top five best business books.
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