Creating a Better You

7 Ways You Can Spice Up Your Routine In 2021

Resolution season is upon us.  Every year millions of Americans ring in the New Year with an intention of making changes in how they eat, exercise, interact with others, learn new skills and more.  And while goal setting and personal improvement is a year-round celebration for us at Living Every Minute, we know that integrating change into your…

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The Christmas Songbird

A story about the value of showing unconditional love. Sonita the songbird loved waking up the Clark family each morning with her beautiful voice. But one morning shortly before Christmas, they left! Whatever was she going to do for Christmas?  Like clockwork, Sonita the songbird would perch on the branch of the Clark’s large oak…

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Three Conflict Resolution Strategies You Need to Know

Conflict is inevitable.  If you aspire to achieve anything of value or significance in life, you will encounter situations where people disagree with you in an emotional or even disruptive way.  The great news is, if someone is so emotionally invested in a subject you disagree with them on, it means they are passionate and willing to…

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Top 10 Strategies to Become More Assertive at Work

A 2019 study by Top Interview found that 70% of employers prioritize assertiveness as the top quality they look for in prospective employees.  In turn, 94% of employees say they feel more effective when they are confident in communicating at work.  But with only 49% of Americans liking their job and 25% feeling like they have a…

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Civility & Forgiveness

In the Lord’s Prayer, the fourth stanza says, “forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.”    Three verses later the Lord says, “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”    Social media has created an environment where…

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What If We All Stopped Dreaming?

Do you stare at the night sky?  Have you gazed longingly at the sun as it breaks the distant horizon? Do you dream?  In a wakened state? Of things beyond, where limits cease, and we become. What we were meant to be. When I was a kid, I used to climb the TV antenna attached…

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What Is Fitness?

What is being fit? What makes a person fit? Is an offensive lineman fit? Is a weight lifter fit?  My definition of fitness is being able to do anything I want, wherever I want, whenever I want, without having to “get in shape” to do it.  There are obviously different characterizations of what we call “fit,” but I have…

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The Natural Friction of Living

If we acknowledge the influence of nature’s forces as inevitable and necessary, why do we struggle to accept that friction, resistance, and adversity are equally essential to happiness?

Here are some self-analysis questions you can use today, to guide you on the path to understanding the healthy role adversity plays in your life.

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Work and Play

Don’t mix work and pleasure.   That is what I have heard most of my life.  You have your work life and you have you “life” life.   While I think the intention of this is well meant, the result is terrible.   Name a super successful person who didn’t mix their pleasure with their mission or work.  When I think…

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