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Have plenty of stories with examples that will entice one to read further.

Make what you write feel personal, drawing the reader into your soul through your words.

Always paint a picture that speaks a thousand words when you tell your stories.

As part of my interview series on the five things you need to know to become a great author, I had the pleasure of interviewing Professor Margaret Rogers Van Coops, Ph.D. DCH(IM).

She was told she would never be a writer. Now she has seventeen books published as well as many articles written for magazines over the years…


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You will see death and failure and you cannot take it personally. This was a difficult lesson for me as I invest myself emotionally into my clients, but the bottom line is not everyone will recover. I have had to accept that I cannot save everyone.

As a part of my series about “Heroes Of The Addiction Crisis” I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Robb Kelly.

Robb Kelly, PhD is a renowned addiction consultant who believes in treating the problem of addiction, not the symptoms. Based on his own experiences working with addicts and alcoholics over the last 20…


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Move forward with an attitude of gratitude. When it comes to staying mentally well, the most straightforward place to start is gratitude. Keep a gratitude journal. At the end of your day, take an inventory of your wins, celebrate them, and then write a brief gratitude statement for each win. As you do this, you’ll be reminded that progress, not perfection, is the key to success.

Often when we refer to wellness, we assume that we are talking about physical wellbeing. But one can be physically very healthy but still be unwell, emotionally or mentally. …


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Starting a company is all-consuming. It’s a never-ending commitment that knows no boundaries or overtime hours. It’s daunting; who wants to fail? It’s hard to be young and want an equally successful personal life and career. A lot of young people, men included, wonder if you can have both — and then you factor in children, and it seems impossible. I was fortunate to have an involved husband, but I also wanted to be there to raise them. I was lucky enough to be able to do so and waited until my kids were a bit older to start Gemma…


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Women are just over half of the population. I talk with women everyday and they tell me why they can’t have the career, job, family or life that they dream of. I never thought I could either, and I share my story with all of the ups, downs, and real events so that they can see what is possible. I came from a place where I didn’t have a fancy education, money or high-level connections. What I did have was children, a husband, and a desire to succeed. …


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Talk back to your brain when it offers you thoughts that cause you stress and struggle. This is one of the most profound and essential habits to develop, and to recognize that you can shift your thoughts so they are more helpful. You are in charge of your brain, not the other way around.

As a part of our series about “How We Can Do To Cultivate Our Mental, Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Wellbeing”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Nataly Kogan.

Nataly Kogan, Founder of Happier, Inc. and Author of Happier Now

Nataly Kogan is one of the leading…


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Quiet your mind: Your mind can be a turbulent place, especially if you’ve been triggered to feel angry, anxious, or overwhelmed. When you don’t have the right tools to manage your feelings, emotions can feel like tidal waves and before you know what’s hit you, you can get swept away in a pattern of thinking that’s unhealthy and disempowering.

Often when we refer to wellness, we assume that we are talking about physical wellbeing. But one can be physically very healthy but still be unwell, emotionally or mentally. …


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Give Love until you can’t give anymore, then give some more Love

As part of my series about leadership lessons from successful medical professionals, I had the pleasure of interviewing Suresh Raja MD, Medical Director, Mitochondrial Rescue.

Dr. Raja is the creator of the minimally invasive patient tailored CLEAR Sinus Procedure and has been an integrative rhinologist for the past six years. He is also a consultant for several Silicon Valley-based biotech companies specializing in producing the tools that are advancing this current golden age of rhinology. Dr. …


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Gratitude: Have an attitude of gratitude and find reasons to be thankful in every moment. I like to read and write my gratitude statements as a part of my “billionaire morning routine” I found on YouTube. Having gratitude attracts more things for you to be grateful for.

As a part of my series about “How To Learn To Finally Love Yourself” I had the pleasure to interview Sahmahrah Guillaume.

Sahmahrah “Marah G” Guillaume has recently released her first of many books to come entitled “You Bring Me Joy.” As a creatively inclined woman, she enjoys expressing herself through poetry, spoken…


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I believe taking care of myself is part of taking care of my family: I learned very early on that taking care of myself is not selfish. I had to take care of myself first, so I could get healthy and be able to take care of my son. That meant allowing others to care for him while I started medication, went to therapy and other doctor appointments, stayed in bed, and fought to get better from the depression and anxiety. …

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