5 Superfoods That Supercharge Your Intellect

5 Superfoods That Supercharge Your Intellect

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It’s no secret, not all foods are created equal. Many foods can help your brain function optimally while many will slow your cognitive function. So why not choose the ones that will help you fire on all cylinders? I don’t know about you but I’ll take all the help I can get! Here are some of nature’s secret foods that can help you think clearly and creatively. 1) Reishi Reishi mushrooms are not very well known in the US but they have been used for thousands of years by Chinese royalty. They are known as ‘mushrooms of immortality’ because of...

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Lunchbox Lovin’ Comes in All Flavors; Great to Stick on Homework, Too

Lunchbox Lovin’ Comes in All Flavors; Great to Stick on Homework, Too

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Depending on what stage of motherhood or fatherhood you’re in, sending your child to school with lunch can be heart-wrenching or exhilarating, but there are very few days when you don’t want to send your child off with an inspiring message – of some kind. Sure, it’s heart-wrenching during those first full-day school days – for some it’s kindergarten, for others, it’s first grade – when you say “Good-bye, my love” for the first time, but it’s exhilarating when they no longer need you to hold their hand all the way into the bus. . . . No matter how...

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You Hear Me, But, Are You Listening?

You Hear Me, But, Are You Listening?

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Next time you’re at a meeting when you are not a central participant, take a couple of minutes and watch some of the other people at the table. Most of them won’t even look like they are listening carefully. Some are fidgeting in their seats. Some are checking their email under the table. Few of them are really listening to what is going on around them. Becoming a better listener takes effort and, most importantly, patience. Be warned, however, for once you start truly listening you may find the process habit-forming. When people know they are being heard they tend to...

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It’s Never Too Late To Start Anew

It’s Never Too Late To Start Anew

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Have you always wanted to take a cooking class or start up a class of your own? Perhaps you’d like to learn violin or start volunteering at an animal shelter? Everybody has desires and dreams that are often put off for “later,” but when later turns into years down the road people often use the excuse that they’re “too old” to do that now -- whatever “that” may be. Nonsense! It’s absolutely never too late to embark on a new adventure and take a dive into unchartered waters.  Our society teaches us that we “can’t teach old dogs new tricks,”...

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How Far Away is Your Motivation?

How Far Away is Your Motivation?

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In almost every small office in America hangs that cheaply framed motivational poster. You know the one I’m talking about. It’s got a picture of an eagle soaring with a title, “Be Your Best You” or “Reach Great Heights” or “Work Lots and Never Complain.” I’m kidding about that last one. Sort of. From the cubicle in the corner, perhaps you have a long distance view of that motivational poster. Being so far away, it feels like you just can’t reach it. It’s this big thing over there, so separate from you. It feels like a lot of things in...

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