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“Toy” with Your Life

It's all in the shake.

Who dreams of an Etch-A-Sketch when they’re my age? And why would this game come to the forefront of my mind when I haven’t seen one since I was a kid?

If you believe dreams are hidden messages, this one was sent as a reminder to practice a skill I hold dear. And one I’d forgotten. Read more

WAKE UP AMERICA! Dr. Dean Ornish

Treating disease with lifestyle change.

Who is Dr. Dean Ornish?

Dr. Ornish is the founder of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute and a leading researcher for over 30 years. He has influenced the diet of President Clinton who is now leading a vegan lifestyle. An author of six bestsellers, his program for improving health through lifestyle change is now covered by Medicare. His research is proving that the more you improve your food choices and lifestyle, the more your health improves and the better you feel. Read more

Control Over Your Sixth Sense

Trusting your gut instincts gets complicated.

We rely on instincts.

Are you good at pegging people you first meet? Do your instincts kick in and adjectives start rolling around in your head instantly? Do you give the person a chance to change your perception or do you trust your initial gut and refuse to budge?

We are told that stereotyping is bad, prejudicial, and harmful to society. Can we trust our instincts? That depends. Read more

WAKE UP, AMERICA! A New Series about FOOD

A Double Whammy: Food Revolution & Food for Thought

This tool can save your life if used wisely.

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to our body’s fuel: FOOD.

While writing this blog and running Photo-Graphics Co., Inc., I always have pots simmering on my back burners about ready to boil. Think of me as your personal life espresso machine. I run tons of information through me, learn from those who know their stuff, and then serve you up a cup of concentrated, super rich wisdom:).

As your self-appointed “filter,” I’ll make sure you get information that could change, extend, or even save your life. I want to fuel your passion to live a FIT life—after all, that’s what FITskitz.com is all about.

Here is what you can expect in this eye opening series. Read more

The Number One Thing All Successful People Do

Success can be summed up in one verb.

For decades I’ve been fascinated with what makes some people strive while others struggle. Read more

Is There Such Thing as a Balanced Life?

Balance is best reserved for the circus.

If you’re life is filled with “to do’s,” “honey do’s,” and “absolutely gotta do’s,” you are not alone. The demands keep coming yet 24 hours will forever remain the amount of time in a day to meet all those demands.

Entering the blog world has exposed me to so many wisdom centers in our world. Themes of struggle, disconnect, and overwhelm are flooding the internet.

People are searching for a balance of home, career, spirituality, adventure, challenge, fulfillment, and the list goes on.

I have read more tips and strategies about how to lead a balanced life that I’m ready to walk a tightrope. Read more

The 80/20 Principle

Focus on the critical 20% and see the biggest results.

Wouldn’t you like to work less and get the same or better results? I sure would. It’s easier than you might believe. Richard Koch in his book, The 80/20 Principle, defines this secret to success. I found the statistics to be fascinating and the application of this principle to business rings alarmingly true. I think back to when I was in college and realize how much I SHOULD have practiced the 80/20 principle. Read more

Let Your Kids Quit

Follow through should not always be the goal.

I can already feel the shudders from all the high achieving parents out there. I’m one of you so I understand the word “quit” doesn’t sit well in your mind. Good parents teach kids to follow through.  To finish what they start.  To perform well.  True.  But if you don’t understand when to let them quit, you’re selling your kids short. Read more

The Enormous Power of Questions- Self Sabotage

You are your own worst enemy.

View previous post in series, The Enormous Power of Questions.

Just as the right questions lead us to positive results, the wrong questions will lead you to inaction, steer you away from your goals, and destroy your self image.

Here are some good examples of self sabotage at work. Read more

The Enormous Power of Questions- Your Steering Wheel

Questions are powerful motivators for change

PLAN your questions when you are motivated and don’t change them when you’re not.  The questions must reinforce rather than undermine your goal when you are making a decision.

Questions are more powerful than commitments, according to research done by Dr. Senay at the University of Illinois.  “Will I exercise today?” is more effective than “I will exercise today.”  The former inspires a sense of responsibility where the latter triggers guilt and shame.

There is a sense of self power that comes from your brain’s ability to answer the question.

The right questions have been the single most powerful motivator for change to my lifestyle. Read more