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Smatterings: Becoming a Morning Person, Fasting, Personal Identity

Smatterings is a weekly “column” here at My Pleasant Places that comments on a selection of my favorite and/or most-informative or inspiring articles read on the web during the past week.
I like to pass on to my readers good posts/articles that have helped me in some way, and I also enjoy the opportunity to “put in my two bits” on a given subject.
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10 Tips for Getting Fit This Year

Almost everyone who sets goals for for the New Year sets a fitness goal or two. The sad truth, though, is that about 88% of folks forsake those goals by the end of January!
I have a few suggestions for hanging in there, for becoming part of the 12% minority. These are based on personal experience, and they will work if you’ll work them. Continue reading

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Looking Forward

Looking back is safe; there’s no risk in saying, “Here’s what happened” whether it be good or bad. But looking forward requires faith. We have no idea what 2013 holds for us. Continue reading

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Three Productivity Strategies That Work

I pinpointed that my issue of “spinning my wheels” was due to my wandering mind; I was not focusing. I determined that I was going to start my day with a different mindset: I was going to focus on focusing! My strategy was three-pronged. Continue reading

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Be Your Own Guinea Pig

t dawned on me that I might need to shake things up in my routine. And this is where the “guinea pig” title comes in. I might need to do some experimenting—on myself! (On a side note here… As I am writing this, it occurs to me that it has been a long time since I have read about researchers experimenting on guinea pigs; nowadays, I mostly read about lab rats. However, I could hardly title this, “Be Your Own Rat” could I?) Continue reading

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