What Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll Can Teach You About Building Positive Company Culture

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Michael Gervais, co-creator of the popular Compete to Create training program with Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll. He was reminiscing about the weeks the two of them shared leading up to football's...

12 Things Every CEO (and Employee) Needs to Know About Compensation and Benefits

In a competitive talent landscape, employers should be mindful of their total compensation and benefits programs and packages to attract the high-level, skilled talent they seek. Understanding what employees expect and what your organization can deliver, and then...

Planning and Goal-Setting So You Can Work Less and Make More

When you’re busy taking care of business, it can easily take you for a ride. You know you’re on this ride when you become very reactive—constantly putting out fires and responding to whichever customer or product is screaming loudest for your attention. This is how...

How Ed Sheeran Used a 1970’s Military Strategy to Write 2017’s Top Song

Ed Sheeran is arguably the most popular singer alive. His song, “Shape of You,” has been viewed over three billion (yes, billion with a “b”) times on YouTube, and topped almost every year-end chart in 2017. It’s also the most streamed track on Spotify (nearly two...

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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