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DECISION POINT - How do you make a successful Resolution?

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: General | Read Time: 4 minutes, 30 seconds
It is now January 2011. We just finished the eating frenzy known as the Holiday Season. The average American gained about 10 lbs between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, and an additional one million people now have a BMI (Body Mass Index) over 30%. This means an increased risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes, Liver Disease, Cancer, and many more health risks. So it is no surprise that about 60% of us have made a resolution to get back to their pre- Thanksgiving weight. Within the next 90 days mo...
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DECISION POINT: Say it out loud

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: General | Read Time: 5 minutes, 58 seconds
“When something leaves your vocal cords it is 2-3 times more likely to become true.” ~ Thomas Leonard I’ve known for a very long time that I wanted to be a Motivational Speaker. I love public speaking. To me it is like breathing. It is something that has always felt very natural for me. Being in front of a group presenting, or doing what I really enjoy most, teaching, feels like a personal slice of heaven. There is no better way to touch people than by sharing information that can ma...
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Walk the Talk

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: General | Read Time: 2 minutes, 11 seconds
When we started Footsteps Group, our goal was to help others as they work to craft an original and authentic life. Our initial conversations centered around how we could support our parents during the aging process and how we could apply the lessons learned from their experience to our own lives. But in the quiet moment of personal reflection, I came to understand that it is not just about applying the lessons of aging to our lives but embracing the lessons of living. Yes, we want to be self-...
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Solutions to Grandma Babysitting Fatigue

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: General | Read Time: 3 minutes, 57 seconds
According to “Grand Magazine”, the average age of first-time grandparents in the U.S. is 46. Many women in the baby boomer generation find themselves in the position of taking on more responsibility than ever before for the care of grandchildren. The result for many is “Grandma Babysitting Fatigue”. This is a sensitive topic to address because as grandmothers we don’t like to admit when we are over committed in this area. We feel conflicted between loving our kids and grandkids on o...
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CreatingMinds.org examines a simple way to start being creative

Posted: 10 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: General | Read Time: 0 minutes, 21 seconds
Excerpt: A simple way to start being creative is just to be open. Ontology is 'the metaphysical study of the nature of being and existence'. This whole field of study considers what it is to be. We don't just exist: we exist in external contexts in the world. We also exist in internal contexts, where our state of mind frames and changes everything else we perceive. Read the full article
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Psychology Today Discusses: The Art of Creativity

Posted: 10 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: General | Read Time: 0 minutes, 33 seconds
Excerpt: Has this ever happened to you? You're out for a jog, completely relaxed, your mind a pleasant blank. Then all of a sudden the solution to a problem you've been mulling over for weeks pops into your head. You can't help but wonder why you didn't think of it before. In such moments you've made contact with the creative spirit, that elusive muse of good—and sometimes great—ideas. Yet it is more than an occasional insight. When the creative spirit stirs, it animates...
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Thinking Creatively About All Stages of Life

Posted: 10 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: General | Read Time: 2 minutes, 4 seconds
Gail’s mom lived alone in the 2500 square foot suburban ranch style home that her parents purchased in 1973. After her father died, Gail tried to talk to her mother about moving into a town house or patio home within walking distance of her church and local shopping but Amanda Davis would not even discuss it. The house was paid for and her neighbors had been extremely supportive since the death of Gail’s dad. While Gail acquiesced to her mother’s wishes, she believed there were better living...
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