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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Love Yourself and Others More

"If you would be loved, love, and be loveable." 
Benjamin Franklin

February 14th, is the day we celebrate as Valentine’s Day – the day we send cards to wives, husbands, spouses, significant others, boyfriends, girlfriends, Mothers, Fathers, Grandparents, children, teachers, friends, etc. Some people even get Valentine’s cards for their pets. No, I’m not one of them.

Now when I was younger, it generally stopped with cards. Now it’s way more commercialized – like other holidays! Not only do we send cards, but we’re expected to send flowers, chocolates, maybe even jewelry – gold and diamonds of course! Maybe buy special gifts like trips to the spa, or romantic getaways.

This is great for retail sells – even boosts the economy – so I’m sure not going to advocate NOT doing this.

But let me ask you a question. Why do we celebrate this showing of love so profusely on only one day?

Shouldn’t we show our love, affection, and appreciation for others EVERY day? Of course we should!

There’s one person in your life who really, really needs this love, affection, and appreciation every day. Do you know who it is? YOU! I have so many people who come into my office telling me they don’t have good self esteem or they don’t feel worthy of love, or they feel inferior to others. Way more common than maybe you would expect. I’ll have to acknowledge, it surprised me for a long time. And still saddens me to think a person would feel this way about themselves.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Super Bowl 2011 and Joe Montana’s First Super Bowl

“For me, winning isn't something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar.
Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.” 
Emmitt Smith

Super Bowl XLV will be played in Dallas this year. The 2011 Super Bowl teams are the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.  It will be the big sports event of the year in Dallas.  And yes, people will be hypnotized by watching the game live, or on TV.

So what do you think? Will Ben Roethlisberger get his third Super Bowl Ring, or will his off the field personal problems from earlier this year in any way be a distraction for him? Or will Aaron Rodgers with his laser precise arm be winning his first?

And when did either of them win their very First Super Bowl? You’re probably thinking, wait a minute, Rodgers hasn’t won his first yet. Really? You think he hasn’t?  I’ll give you a hint, it has something to do with hypnosis!

For some reason, it got me to thinking about one of the great athletes of all time -- Joe Montana. So here’s a question for you. Do you know how old Joe Montana was when he won his first Super Bowl?

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