How to Turn the Tide in the Battle Against Anxiety and Depression

Let's talk about anxiety and depression. On the surface, anxiety is the distant cousin to depression. They’re in the same family, but depression is almost always at the forefront of the mental health discussion. Anxiety, on the other hand, is a medical afterthought. I...

5 Tips for Creating a Customer-Attracting, Dynamic Brand

Recently, a colleague walked into my office looking refreshed. He had a great tan, relaxed physical demeanor, and big smile—but he hadn’t gone on vacation. I asked him, somewhat enviously, why he seemed so at ease. "I started playing baseball in 'an old man’s...

Tim Grover’s 6 Ways to Become Unstoppable

While there are several powerhouse speakers who will be “lighting up” the Perfect Life Retreat this fall, there’s one speaker in particular that I’m insanely excited about. His name is Tim Grover. If you don’t know Tim, you should. He has spent decades working with...

6 Ways Successful People Think Differently

Joe Coulombe was successful. At least, he was by most standards. Several years ago, he launched a small chain of convenience stores in southern California that fit the 7-11 model. But then, he saw an opportunity. Always one for innovation and improvement, he wondered...

The Spices That Fight Inflammation and Burn Fat

There was a time when pepper was more valuable than gold, when horrendous sailing expeditions would be organized for clove and nutmeg, and when ancient civilizations would go to war for other exotic spices. Many were used as aphrodisiacs, therapeutic foods, and...

The Valentine’s Dinner That Made News (Recipes Inside)

This is news anchor Jennifer Epstein of Fox 13 Tampa Bay. She’s in my home kitchen today (and wearing my chef jacket!) because we just finished filming a news segment about cooking at home on Valentine’s Day. Because you see, Valentine’s Day is on Sunday and we...

5 Crucial Weight-Loss Tricks You’re Ignoring

5 Crucial Weight-Loss Tricks You’re Ignoring

Habits, busy lives, stress… This not only determines what we eat, but HOW we eat. Mindful eating is becoming more important, in an increasingly fast-paced society of on-the-go meals and convenience. It actually has its roots in Buddhist teachings with an aim towards...

6 Reasons to Keep Your Health Resolutions

6 Reasons to Keep Your Health Resolutions

We’re done with January and we’ve already started to take a big chunk out of 2016. If you’re like most people, you have already given up on most of your New Year’s resolutions. Who can blame you? Changing is rough. Truth be told, it’s much easier not to change....

Citrus: Weight-Loss Superfood

Florida has perfectly ripe citruses that burst under the sun with sweet, tangy, tart, and zesty flavors. Right in my backyard, I harvest oranges and mandarins, and have the kids juice them for breakfast. They love that chore. You see, citrus trees tend to “follow” me....

Is Pasta Making You Fat?

Is Pasta Making You Fat?

I’ve said it time and again for years: Pasta doesn’t necessarily make you fat. And I have a great bonus recipe to prove it to you. But first, let me explain why... You heard me before but now, scientists and some pasta manufacturers like Barilla are pushing to...

Add Chickpeas for a Quick and Easy Fat-Burning Breakfast

Lots of bellies out there get way too many processed carbs and sugars, and not enough fiber. But here’s a proven trick: FIBER makes us feel full, and gives us ALL-DAY energy, while sugar makes us sleepy and unproductive.  So boost the fiber in your recipes as much as...

Don’t Let This Disease Happen To You!

Don’t Let This Disease Happen To You!

Diabetes. For some, this is just a word. For those who suffer from it, it’s a life sentence. Diabetes is one of the most dangerous and disabling diseases you can acquire. It can result in a loss of vision, your kidneys, and even your limbs. And it can lead to heart...

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