Elite runner Jean-Paul Bedard shares his secrets to growing old gracefully and shares how his difficult past influences his positive mindset.
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Growing old gracefully is not just a matter of coasting into the sunset - it's constantly treading water. Elite runner and writer Jean-Paul Bedard shares how his philosophy of movement, gratitude and forgiveness helps him to stay young at heart and mind despite a difficult past.
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Instead of relying on others to "evaluate" you, to indicate what is going well and what is not, why not ask for it - regularly. And don't just limit the asking to your immediate supervisor - ask everyone you interact with at work.
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For many the month is packed with running around shopping malls (like a lunatic), spending money (you don't have) and eating all of the food (all of it). We rarely remember to take care of the most important person in our lives: ourselves.
Resilience is the ability to absorb high levels of change, while maintaining your personal resourcefulness. It is more than stress management. Stress management is about 'managing' or getting rid of something that is negative (that you don't want). Developing or building resilience is more about creating something positive (that you want). Focusing on what you want to create provides you with opportunities and 'answers' that will not come to you when you focus on what you want to eliminate.
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Sometimes you are just rolling along and -- WHAM! -- you are broadsided by an unexpected obstacle. No matter the obstacle, there is a simple and practical strategy that can help you move through the obstacle and either get back on track or find a new track all together!
I believe that if institutions create greater educational and economic opportunities for women, we would immediately begin to see the positive impact on society. In my opinion, the Italian Government should highlight the capabilities of girls by creating more opportunities for dialogue to influence policies that benefit women and girls.
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Imagine what it would be like to feel confident and knowledgeable about the work you do because your boss keeps you well-informed about your job and the goings-on at your company. Imagine working for...
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Kindness matters, I know this, I coach this, I speak about the power of kindness, and yet -- in my primary relationship (you know, that relationship with my husband), being kind seems to be in a wrestling match with being right. Being right just feels so good. It is a lustful emotion, an instinctual one, a need that can be sort of addiction.
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In life there always seems to be more to want, have and be, however making sure to be grateful for those things in life that truly matter is not only good for your health but also the health of humanity.
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During my pregnancy and right after birth there were a lot of "warnings" about the havoc my little monster would create. How I wouldn't be able to function without sleep. How I would have to recalibrate. How I'd need to discipline. Heaps upon loads of advice on how to keep the baby from inconveniencing my routine, at any cost.
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The voice in your head so badly wants to be the all-knowing wizard that it labels, judges, exaggerates and takes things personally, all in an effort to control. Labeling and judging people and circumstances makes us feel as though we have a handle on them and so the voice obliges, evaluating, slotting and categorizing.
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Your thoughts are "April showers". What you allow to take up residence in your mind impacts what will bloom (or not) in your life.
Your face reflects the internal narrative that you allow to take up space in your brain. It mirrors the voice in your head. Have you tuned into yours lately?