Is It Al l Make-Believe?

Is It All Make-Believe? “It’s all make-believe, isn’t it?” –Marilyn Monroe The structure of existence is entirely invented. It’s all make-believe. We act as though it’s real, but in reality, there’s no such thing as the days in a week or the hours in a day. They are conventions that we created (actually someone else […]

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 Taking Responsibility

Taking Responsibility “The price of greatness is responsibility.” –Sir Winston Churchill How do you speak to others? How do you love and nurture them? How much trust do you place in them? Who is in control of your life? Is it other people or circumstances, or are you in control? When you watch television or […]

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Who Are You Blaming?

Who Are You Blaming?  “I do not confer praise or blame: I accept. I am the measure of all things. I am the center of the world.” –W. Somerset Maugham Think for a minute. When your relationship with your significant other hits a rocky patch, do you say he or she’s to blame? If you […]

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 Building Your Inner Circle

“Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.” –Albert Schweitzer  Building Your Inner Circle  You can’t let everyone into your Inner Circle. When you share your innermost thoughts with your Inner Circle, you risk that what you share may be shot down, or worse, turned […]

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GP Modifier Update on Anthem Plans

GP Modifier Update Are you aware modifier GP is being adopted by additional carriers as a requirement for reimbursement of physical medicine services? This therapy modifier is required by United Health and its affiliates since 2020. The modifier GP is also required for VA claims and Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans. More carriers are starting to […]

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 Creating Relationships

Creating Relationships “Intimate relationships cannot substitute for a life plan. But to have any meaning or viability at all, a life plan must include intimate relationships.” –Harriet Lerner One of life’s greatest joys is the opportunity we have to create new relationships. No matter how introspective you are or how much you think of yourself […]

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Your Circle of Influence

“It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives.” –Clint Eastwood   Your Circle of Influence There’s a well-known saying: “It’s not who you know but who knows you!” How true this statement is. Think of all of the people in your life with whom you are acquainted: […]

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The Need for Human Contact

The Need for Human Contact To live a happy and healthy life, we need human contact. Unlike most mammals, human babies require an extended relationship with a nurturing parent to survive and thrive. From this earliest relationship to the myriad of relationships in your life today, the quality of your experience is greatly influenced by […]

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Give Your People What They Need This Year

Give Your People What They Need This Year Your employees will make or break you this year.  What have you done to prepare them for success? As a business owner or leader, it’s easy for you to get caught up in believing that your success is all up to you.  You’re the one who put […]

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You Did That on Purpose!

“The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.” – James Allen  You Did That on Purpose! The meaning behind this one simple childhood utterance can literally change your life… almost overnight. Here’s the scenario. Little Tommy intentionally pushes little Suzie. Suzie runs to the teacher and exclaims […]

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Looking Deeper into Empathy

Looking Deeper into Empathy  For anyone in a relationship, or who would benefit from improving their people skills – like leaders, managers, parents, coaches, or pretty much everyone – empathy is one of the most important interpersonal skills. Your ability to empathize is directly related to the depth and quality of relationships you can sustain. […]

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Honoring Life as It Is

“Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by a keen desire and by definite resolution to do.” – Edgar F. Roberts  Honoring Life as It Is A time comes in your life when you finally get it. When in the midst of all your fears and insanity, you stop dead in your […]

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Rapport – The Main Ingredient in Relationship Magic

“The most effective way to achieve right relations with any living thing is to look for the best in it, and then help that best into the fullest expression.” – Allen J. Boone Rapport – The Main Ingredient in Relationship Magic The ability to establish rapport is a critical factor for the success of any […]

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The Problem With Trying To Fit In

“I’ll spread my wings and I’ll learn how to fly. I’ll do what it takes till I touch the sky. Make a wish, take a chance, make a change, and break away.” – K. Clarkson The Problem With Trying To Fit In As children, one of the first social lessons we learn is to fit […]

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The Power of “Priming”

“You have to strive every minute to get rid of the life that you have planned in order to have the life that’s waiting to be yours.” – Joseph Campbell THE POWER OF “PRIMING” For many years sports psychologists have recognized the importance of “mental preparation” in helping athletes perform optimally. A past client of mine […]

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Happiness

“To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue… [They are] gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.” – Confucius     HAPPINESS One of the ironies of our modern existence is that even though we in the developed world; have unprecedented levels of material well-being, are living longer than […]

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Live Your Passion

“We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.” – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel LIVE YOUR PASSION Most of us have been taught since childhood to fear passion and to view it as dangerous.  We have been told that passion is dark and sinister, that it compels people to […]

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Make a Habit of Success

“Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.” —Sir Francis Bacon Make a Habit of Success  The world is a great place. It’s too bad there are so many people who see only unhappiness. Everywhere you turn, you find situations, people, and circumstances that would make your life […]

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Leadership During Change

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” —Andy Warhol Leadership During Change Leading your team through change requires that you lead from the front. You do this by setting an example.  Create a compelling picture of the risks of not changing and a clear vision of the future.  […]

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Embracing Change

“Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspect of their lives.” —William James Embracing Change Embrace change by letting go of your need to have everything “just right.” You don’t have to have “all” of the pieces in place before you can proceed. More important than control is […]

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