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In her talk, Leanne will argue that striving for a perfect, skinny appearance is not the answer to obesity. Instead, the focus should be on functional fitness and incorporating exercise in our daily lives for all the benefits it brings, not just weight management. Leanne Spencer is an entrepreneur, speaker and bestselling author. Born in Dorset, she spent 17 years working in the City of London before suffering burnout and leaving to establish her business and to follow her true purpose, which is...

by eric on January 7, 2017

Jeni Cross is a sociology professor at Colorado State University. She has spoken about community development and sustainability to audiences across the country, from business leaders and government officials to community activists. As a professor and consultant she has helped dozens of schools and government agencies implement and evaluate successful programs to improve community well-being. In this talk, she discusses her work around changing behaviors. ...

by eric on March 24, 2016

Minister Faust is a life-long story-teller. The author of several internationally-acclaimed novels, Minister Faust has published scores of articles in newspapers and magazines, hosted and associate-produced a national lifestyle magazine television show, been a celebrity judge on two seasons of The 3-Day Novel Contest, hosted and produced his own news and music radio shows for over 20 years, and spoken to audiences in the tens of thousands. Even after decades of interviewing people, Minister Faust...

by eric on March 2, 2016

At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? For many, it’s simply comfort, respect, love. BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks deeply about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients. Take the time to savor this moving talk, which asks big questions about how we think on death and honor life. ...

by eric on January 21, 2016

Lets face it, Americans are stressed. Most people aren’t working your typical 9-5, 40 hour weeks anymore. Our junk food habits, and stress are killing us. Literally. Stress is bad for your health and can lead to high blood pressure, depression, heart disease and hair loss among many other things. The key here is identifying your moments of stress, so that you can work on ways to live free of it. The activities below are proven, non medically invasive things you can do to alleviate stress. Meditate Meditation...

by eric on January 19, 2016

Adam Leipzig has overseen more than 25 movies as a producer, executive and distributor. and has produced more than 300 stage plays and live events, and he was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Theatre Center. ...

by eric on January 16, 2016

Failure is hard to stomach, especially when when you put your heart and sole into something and it just doesn’t pan out. Lets face it, some things are just not meant to be, like that relationship, job, or business venture. Learning to cope with it all is a challenge and in this piece, I will give you tips, and steps you can take to help you brush off your setbacks. 1. Stop Dwelling To dwell means to continue to relive the failure over and over again in your head. When we dwell, we have a tendency...

by eric on January 12, 2016

It’s that time of year again when millions of Americans, and people all over the world make their dreaded New Years resolution. Why dreaded? Studies show that the failure rate is high just after the first few months, as people return back old habits that set them back in terms of progress, before they quit all together. If your goal is to change your life, lose weight, break addiction, or stop a bad habit like smoking, or even drinking, these simple 5 steps below will help you stick to your...

by Angela Wilcox on January 7, 2016

What if someone told you to floss only one tooth everyday? Or start the new year, not with grand resolutions, but with a simple challenge.. like ONE pushup a day? BJ Fogg shows us that the key to lasting change does not lie in planning big, monumental changes, but in thinking really, really small. Chosen by Fortune Magazine as one of “10 New Gurus You Should Know”, Fogg directs the Persuasive Tech Lab at Stanford University. ...

by eric on January 5, 2016

People can be toxic in different ways, but regardless of what kind of toxicity they bring to a relationship, they just have to go. One toxic person in my life was manipulative of my time and resources, and another always talked about himself and how bad things continued to happen to him all the time. For my own sake and the sake of my family, I had to tell them both I didn’t want to hear from them again. Sit down and really think about the relationships in your life. Think about how you react...

by eric on January 22, 2015