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How to Stop Screwing Yourself Financially, Build a Solid Financial Plan and Get the Life of Your Choosing

Whenever I teach financial literacy, I’m shocked at what people know and are willing to do with their money. Each class begins with a revealing discussion around wants versus needs. Most students have no idea what the difference is which leads to arguments when certain suggestions are made. During one passionate discussion, a woman repeatedly… Read More »

3 Mind-Blowing Characteristics Anyone Can Develop to Triumph Over Life’s Difficulties Part 3

Money management is the root of most relationship battles and is a skill that we can all learn. People share personal details of their sex lives and all manner of addictions, drug use, and personal matters. People get squeamish about financial chats. I bring this up to let you know, I get you. I get… Read More »

3 Mind-Blowing Characteristics Anyone Can Develop to Triumph Over Life’s Difficulties

Are you just leaving a problem or heading for another one? Difficulties will always torture you unless you master a few well-kept secrets. In my 20’s and until my early 40’s, much of my existence in the world was flavored with luck and enthusiasm. Whether charming some unsuspecting manager into hiring me or quitting a… Read More »

Kicking The Boogeyman in the Groceries: Chris Rock is Back Ya’ll! All Hail the Tambourine

Originally, I was planning on calling this piece F*CK OFF!but it didn’t seem polite and in our current boor-like culture, I didn’t want to add to our collective rudeness. This piece is inspired by the brilliant Chris Rock. Although millennials have taken ownership of the term “bullying”, I’d like to offer some major insights and… Read More »

30 Day Challenge- Moving from Dad Bod to Healthy Body Day 10

Listen ya’ll I played myself. I was supposed to get up this morning and hit hot yoga at 6 since I didn’t have to be at work until noon. However, a warm bed and the thought of a small class where I couldn’t hide in back told me to keep my ass in the bed.… Read More »

30 Day Challenge- Moving from Dad Bod to Healthy Body Day 6

Yesterday’s hot yoga class sucked serious coconuts. I couldn’t get through most of the poses and bounced between nausea and body aches. When you consistently miss workouts because of death or a birthday party or something that someone needs, your body forgets what to do and resists and fights against all attempts to get healthy.… Read More »

30 Day Challenge- Moving from Dad Bod to Healthy Body Day 2

Temptation always comes in a form you truly desire. As I join a friend for lunch at a wonderful Middle Eastern dinner, I must resist all the wonderful warm pita bread, baklava and french fries dipped in olive oil, lemon juice and sprinkled with feta and cilantro. I am on day five of carb free… Read More »

Burn the Manual Presents: Want to Create Miracles? Make These Two Changes

“Have you ever failed at something?” My youngest sister was asking my opinion on life and failing. I could only chuckle and then look her in the eye with this witty retort: “Most of the shit I’ve tried has failed. What’s made my life interesting is what I did after failing.” Rather than rattle off… Read More »

Psst: Here’s the Secret for Eliminating All Stress in Your Life

For many years, I was awash in curiosity about sociopaths and their behavior. In my twenties, I jumped from one ill fated and doomed romance to another always stating these dumb ass responses for my behavior: He “should” love me. He “should” give me some kind of act right. He “should ” want to be… Read More »

How to Recreate Your Family and Guarantee a Sense of Belonging

When children are born, they are looking in the faces of all these strange people with one question in mind- Do I belong here? What we are seeking from birth onward is the question: Am I worthy of connection? As a culture, we refuse to see it and recognize it as normal, healthy and human.… Read More »