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Author Archives: Cynthia Lechan-Goodman

Personal Growth – The Benefits of Keeping a Journal

My husband – an organization freak – always tells me, if I want to remember something, write it down. Good advice. In our business pursuits – we know that nothing is confirmed until we “put it in writing.” This is also true in the areas of success and personal growth. The experts agree that a good way to set goals, be ...

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Quality Family Time Puts the “Fun” in Your Functional Family

Have you read your kids the tale of the tortoise and the hare? Busy moms like us often forget the takeaway from that fable for themselves…the fastest way isn’t always the best way! Today, too often, in our crunch-time, multi-tasking, deadline-oriented world, the quickest way is what we consider the best. But expediency can often replace quality and excellence, and ...

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How to Keep Your Diet on Track While Traveling

Summer’s here, and that means not only is it time to shake out those “Bikini Bodies” from their winter overcoats, but also summer vacations. I’m no “Road Hog,” but I do know just how tough it can be to keep to your diet and fitness regimen when traveling.  It doesn’t matter if you are going over the mountains and through ...

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Picking a More Perfect Pizza

Pizza and parties go together. And, there is no party pooper here, because there are many ways to enjoy pizza that are nutritious, healthy, and can be good for your diet planning as well. There are just a few things to keep in mind for making a happy and healthy pizza meal! Choose whole grain crust if possible or make ...

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Sharing Goals Gets Results

Lean on me, when you’re not strong, and I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on. For it won’t be long, ‘til I’m gonna need – somebody to lean on… The familiar words of Bill Withers’ inspirational classic – ring very true when it comes to achieving goals and solving problems. Experts agree that one of the most successful ...

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You Don’t Have to Be “Normal” to be Happy

I remember a popular bumper sticker that read “Why Be Normal?” It is a good question. It seems that as human beings we strive for “normalcy” – if by normal we mean conformity, since most would agree that there has to be some level that a society defines as “normal” – or we run the risk of total anarchy. As ...

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How Helping Others Helps Ourselves

“Do Unto Others…” The well familiar “Golden Rule” is not only great words to live by. Many experts agree that the key to achieving your own success and happiness – starts with helping others find theirs. And it seems from corporate America to individuals, people are getting that message. While a recent USA Today study found that charitable giving in ...

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The Skinny on Creating a Positive Body Image for Your Kids

“Ewww! Fat pants!” “This dress is too puffy, dress makes me fat…” “You’re only really cool if you’re skinny…” These are the typical wails of 7-year-old Lindsay about clothes mom thought were cute. This country’s obsession with being fat is spilling over to our kids, with dire consequences. Research has shown that kids as young as 5 worry about being ...

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Are You in the Way of Your Own Success?

In his landmark inspirational Bestseller, Illusions, Author Richard Bach, says: “Argue for your limitations – and sure enough they are yours.” How many times do you want to try something new, take advantage of a possibly amazing, albeit risky opportunity – when that familiar voice inside of you says, “No, I can’t.” You convince yourself that, “I am too old,” ...

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