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...

How an Extra Hour of Sleep Can Change Your Life

For the past couple of years I've really struggled when it's time to “spring forward.” Hell bent on not “losing” that hour early in the morning, I drag myself out of bed feeling like a zombie and functioning like that for most of the day, in an attempt to tackle my...

Snooze Your Way to Health

On Valentine’s Day, my husband and I couldn’t get a babysitter so we ended up spending it with our kids and headed to Orlando, Florida for some tourist trap fun. My husband planned on putting the kids to bed early that night to cook a romantic meal (having a...

31 Healthy Habits for the Month of January

31 Healthy Habits for the Month of January

It’s January — and you’re likely overwhelmed by the laundry list of New Year’s Resolutions you’ve created for yourself (in your head or on paper) to get healthy in 2016. But you don’t have to be overwhelmed if you keep it simple by doing just one healthy thing —...

7 Solutions for Sound Sleep

Sound sleep doesn’t seem to be a common occurrence during these technologically advanced days, and we often find ourselves sleeping for 4-5 hours a night when we should be sleeping 7-8 hours. Sound sleeping patterns help with the recovery and development of skeletal...

Quick Bedtime Yoga for Better Sleep Tonight

Quality sleep is one the most important activities we can engage in… I’d say it’s right up there with breathing. Getting comfortable, calming your mind, and actually falling asleep can be a challenge for many. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) 43% of...

Are You An Accident Waiting to Happen?

Are You An Accident Waiting to Happen?

The Exxon Valdez oil spill. The Three Mile Island nuclear meltdown. The crash that severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan last year. They all have something in common. They were caused by sleep deprivation. The first mate of the Valdez had been awake for 18 hours...

Secrets to Better Sleep and Wealth

Secrets to Better Sleep and Wealth

In a classic Seinfeld episode entitled, “The Friar’s Club,” Jerry Seinfeld’s neighbor Kramer attempts to copy Leonardo Da Vinci’s unusual sleeping pattern. According to Kramer, the master slept only twenty minutes every three hours. As he explained to Jerry, “Now that...

Top 5 Reasons Your Diet Isn’t Working

Top 5 Reasons Your Diet Isn’t Working

Burn The Fat Blog: “Do you believe in Paleo?” (or, insert Atkins, Pritikin, the Zone, South Beach, etc.) It’s a somewhat loaded question to those of us who work in the fitness business. Do I believe it exists? Like Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy? But that’s not the...

How to Have the Perfectly Productive Day

How to Have the Perfectly Productive Day

In the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, an arrogant weatherman covering the annual Groundhog Day festivities in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. After a freak storm strands Connors overnight in the small town, he wakes up to discover that he is destined...

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