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All my life I have tried to make sure I was heading in the right direction. From a young age I knew where I wanted to go and worked hard to achieve my goals. Now, I’ve raised four kids, competed in a ton of athletic competitions, and run a number of businesses. I also know that the world is filled with things that I can do or learn to make my life better.

Have you ever wished you had more time to read and uncover information that matters? Have you ever wanted to know more about a topic that could be helpful to you, your coworkers, kids, and friends?

My solution to this problem was to read and share. I have always been an obsessive reader of just about everything. Whenever I uncover interesting articles I share them with friends and family, always adding my own comments to make them personal. Most of these topics focus on how to live a better life – with my family, coworkers, and friends.

I have decided to share them with you. I call them LIFEies; weekly emails full of motivation, lessons, and simple facts of life. A LIFEies could contain a thought, an idea, a lesson, action item, or simply an interesting topic that any of us could benefit from learning about.

If you would like to be a part of the LIFEies weekly email, please sign up on the right. If you know someone who might enjoy this kind of reading, please share.

Hope you enjoy!

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  •   After 17 years battling Parkinson’s, my mom passed away quietly on January 31. In his wonderful book, The Art of Living, Thich Nhat Hanh presents a concept called Interbeing.  Interbeing is the thought that we are all a continuation of the world especially our parents.  My mother is with me every day, as I wake up and as I go about my life.  Whatever I do, wherever I go, she is w... Read More
  •   Today's LIFEies is for my three daughters (and my son, as all the wisdom below is great for him as well). Now is a great time to be a woman in business. The opportunities are limitless.  Below is an article on how women are embracing competition in the business world and simply changing the workplace landscape. Here are my favorite tips: Continue to grow – Stay ahead of the ... Read More
  •   I am always trying to improve my life, in big areas, small areas, and on the fringes.  So how about the first 10 minutes of each day?  The start of each day begins when the first alarm goes off. Jumpstart your day by trying some of these tips from Nick Miraritis: Distance your phone from yourself and bed—put it in another room. Avoid pushing the snooze button by getting up ... Read More
  • As a parent of college graduates, I talk with my kids fondly about formal education and the great experiences you have over that time. But here is an important reminder about work—it’s not school. It’s not fair. You don’t always get what you deserve. So how do you make sure you get what you deserve in the real world?  Below, Victor Cheng states definitively: It is about selling ... Read More
  • The best way to stay out of debt is to not go into it in the first place.  Below is a Wall Street Journal article on what is happening to baby boomers in retirement and the tough decisions they are now having to face due to debt accumulation over the years. Here are a few great quotes on debt: --Paying with cash keeps you honest. Paying with a credit card is a lie told to your future self. ... Read More