Madrid Tourist Information You Should Not Miss

Let’s say your time is out and you should plan a new vocation. It’s the high time to walk along the streets of Madrid, visiting the big museums and small galleries, discovering the local lifestyle, Spanish culture and traditions as well as taste the most delicious national food of this crazy and awesome people. Today we’ll give you the most useful information you shouldn’t miss during your stay in Madrid. How to Get to Madrid from Airport There are some common ways of traveling to the center of Madrid from…

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A Tribute to Dr. Wayne Dyer – You Didn’t Die with Your Music Still In You

My relationship with Dr. Wayne Dyer began on June 4, 2011. My wife introduced me to some of his interviews and, for my birthday, I bought his book, Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao. The Tao Te Ching (Tao for short) is a spiritual text of 81 verses that is attributed to Lao Tzu, a philosopher of ancient China. Dr. Dyer introduces one verse of at a time, reflecting on its meaning with a short essay about applying Lao Tzu’s wisdom in our…

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Unlikely Inspiration – Scott Barry’s RISE

I was disappointed when we canceled our Sedona Retreat earlier this year, but things happen for all sorts of reasons – and even bad luck can become good fortune in hindsight. Matt and I took a trip to Arizona anyways and it turned out to be a wonderful experience. We were in a gorgeous location, spent time with good people and learned a lot. Happy Living hosted a free event at our friend Karen Conover’s Tae Kwon Do studio. The first part was Matt’s speech about Turning Inspiration Into Action. His talk…

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Has Man’s Left-Brain Created a Woman’s World?

I’ve had a need to conquer things my entire life: to conquer the limitations of my body to excel in athletics, to conquer my fear of public speaking to advance my career, to conquer the competition to succeed in business, to conquer anything and everything in my way so I could get more of what I wanted, one thing after the next. Tiffany Shlain would say that’s because I was raised in a man’s world dominated by the left-brain. In her wonderful movie, Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death and…

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Happy Living’s Holiday Gift Guide

It’s Black Friday! I hope you had a delicious Thanksgiving celebration yesterday. Whether you have plans to go shopping or stay in today, this gift guide will help you find ways to spread cheer and wellness, one gift at a time. Our foundations of health are the inspiration for this list of 41 gift ideas, just like last year’s holiday gift guide. Let us know what you think and if you have any gift ideas that encourage healthy, happy living! Physical Fitness Upgrade fitness tracking with a Fitbit Charge. Share…

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How to Create Your Dream Home with Personalization

As an adult, I have lived in ten different houses in six states. My last three big moves were purely based on lifestyle preferences. In his wonderful book, Die Broke: A Radical Four-Part Financial Plan, author Stephen Pollan suggests your home should be the place you want to live for the rest of your life. He got me asking myself, “Where do my wife and I want to live for the rest of our lives? These are our answers: On the water Close to nature In a good school district for…

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Foundations of Health: Fall Favorites

Each season brings fresh starts and new inspiration. I love the energy of fall, that magical feeling of transition between summer and winter. A few of my favorite things about autumn are sweater weather, apple cider, and cozying up on the couch to watch college football with my husband. (Go Buckeyes!) In the spirit of the season, I am sharing bits of inspiration and fall favorites for our foundations of health. Foundations of Health: Fall Favorites Physical Fitness Embrace the cooler temperatures with a long hike. Pack a picnic lunch…

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How One Inspiration Transformed the Way I Sleep

I believe inspiration can hit me in any form, from anywhere, and at anytime… but this one surprised me. Sitting on my back porch this past summer, watching Super Soul Sunday on my computer, one of the most powerful women in the world inspired me to sleep only with my wife. Oprah Winfrey was interviewing Arianna Huffington, founder of the popular Huffington Post. They were talking about Arianna’s #1 New York Times Best Seller, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder.…

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How to Create a Vision for Your Future

When the end of year approaches, I always feel a strong desire to reflect on what’s happened and think about what might lie ahead. I usually start by reviewing my calendar, looking through the lunches, meetings, projects, and appointments, the places I’ve traveled to and people I visited, the timing of my Whole30, movies and concerts I attended, and all the yoga classes I took. When I am going through my day-to-day routine, it often feels like I’m not doing enough. On any given day it’s almost impossible to know…

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Halftime: What Do You Want to Do with the Rest of Your Life?

Bob Buford believes the second half of your life can be better than the first. Much better. But first, you need time to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life. In Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance, he says we spend the first half of our lives doing what we are “supposed” to do: get educated, get a job, get married, raise a family, and build a successful life. Then we hit halftime. The kids leave the house. Our jobs no longer inspire us.…

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