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Sleep Smarter

The lessons from Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stephenson are written as directives below. Sleep quality & quantity has significant impact on quality of life. Consider the following:Human Growth Hormone releases during sleep. This helps your body maintain and repair muscles.One night of sleep deprivation can make you as insulin resistant as someone with type 2 diabetes.*Insulin resistance […]

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Every Pregnant Couple’s Biggest Fear

Last night, we had a terrible scare. Around 6PM, Dia rushed into the apartment out of breath. She dropped her laptop bag, jacket, and keys on the floor as soon as the door slammed shut behind her. I was sitting on the couch, watching TV waiting for her to come home. Dinner was already prepared, […]

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The Paradox of Choice

Disclaimer: Much of this article is quoted directly from a book called, The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz. Proper citation practices would have riddled this piece with quotation marks and parentheses. For your reading pleasure, I skipped all of that. Instead, I’d like to start off by saying I credit the entirety of what […]

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Happiness Is A Skill You Must Practice

Happiness is not somewhere you move to after decades of hard work. It’s not a material item you can buy at the mall. It’s not a certain number in your bank account. It’s not a status with your preferred travel partner. In short, happiness is not something you can measure. Instead, it’s a vaguely defined […]

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Thoughts on Giving / Taking Advice

When someone tells me about their problems, my initial reaction is to provide a list of solutions. Over the past few years, (since marriage specifically) I’ve realized this is a flawed approach. What I’m about to share will sound like preachy unsolicited advice. Please don’t take it that way. Instead, imagine I wrote a set […]

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Indistractable by Nir Eyal

If you end up ordering the book, you can get “Exclusive Bonus Content” by submitting your order detail here: https://www.nirandfar.com/indistractable/ Immediate Action Items:Adjust iPhone based on article: How to Configure Your iPhone to Work for You, Not Against YouStart Timeboxing – Identify values / intentions and put them on a calendarLow hanging fruit is read, […]

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