Monthly Archives: August 2012

next on my reading list: Motivational Interviewing by William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick

This is the authoritative, bestselling guide that professionals and students turn to for a complete introduction to motivational interviewing (MI), the powerful approach to facilitating change. The book elucidates the four processes of MI—engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning—and vividly demonstrates what they look like in action. A wealth of vignettes and interview examples illustrate the “dos and don’ts” of successful implementation in diverse contexts. Highly accessible, the book is infused with respect and compassion for clients. The companion Web page provides additional helpful resources, including reflection questions, an extended bibliography, and annotated case material.


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choco-strawberry chia jam recip

Who knew jam could be healthy? This recipe is high in protein and essential fatty acids (EFAs); full of antioxidants; and has no high-glycemic sugars! Try is on your favourite whole-grain, sprouted-grain or gluten-free bread/toast, crackers, pancakes and waffles. 

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there are no limits

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follow your heart

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detox your body

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work and play

Never underestimate the vital importance of finding early in life the work that for you is play. This turns possible underachievers into happy warriors.

Dr. Paul Samuelson (the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Economics)

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next on my reading list: The Element by Ken Robinson

From one of the world’s leading thinkers and speakers on creativity and self-fulfillment, a breakthrough book about talent, passion, and achievement

The element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the element, they feel most themselves and most inspired and achieve at their highest levels. The Element draws on the stories of a wide range of people, from ex-Beatle Paul McCartney to Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons; from Meg Ryan to Gillian Lynne, who choreographed the Broadway productions of Cats and The Phantom of the Opera; and from writer Arianna Huffington to renowned physicist Richard Feynman and others, including business leaders and athletes. It explores the components of this new paradigm: The diversity of intelligence, the power of imagination and creativity, and the importance of commitment to our own capabilities.

With a wry sense of humor, Ken Robinson looks at the conditions that enable us to find ourselves in the element and those that stifle that possibility. He shows that age and occupation are no barrier, and that once we have found our path we can help others to do so as well. The Element shows the vital need to enhance creativity and innovation by thinking differently about human resources and imagination. It is also an essential strategy for transforming education, business, and communities to meet the challenges of living and succeeding in the twenty-first century.

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how to eat less: the art and science of portion control

From Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by A.J. Jacobs Four Tips for Regular People: Get small plates. I use my sons’ Nemo and dinosaur plates. Practice Chewdaism. Hard-core chewers recommend as many as fifty chews … Continue reading

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anger management: 7 ways to release your anger

From How Good Is Your Anger Management? controlling your anger before it controls you ( Some people believe that they have to hold their anger in to control it. This is not an effective anger management strategy. Even if you … Continue reading

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