Why our healthiest relationships are the ones we don’t need

Bill's tip for July: The Declaration of Independence We all hope for "fireworks" in our intimate relationships but chemistry that's better than a Fourth of July light show often includes a "dependency clause." Why is this necessary? Our journeys toward enlightenment...

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Strength vs. Force: Instead of getting the upper hand, extend an open hand

Bill's Tip for October:Train-wreck The other day I happened to be hiking behind a young couple old-school training their dog, "Lily." I know Lily's name because every three or four steps the seemingly well-intentioned pair would yank the dazed Lily...

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How to be intentionally kind

Bill's November Tip: Thanks. Giving. There's now a company that can take your age, gender, and health specifics and accurately predict your longevity: They program this data into a wristwatch to assist you in counting down the years, weeks, and...

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How to Work with Stress

Bill Benson's March Tip: Stress for Success For years, authorities (including many therapists) have advised living as stress-free as possible, cautioning that "stress kills." Recent findings, however, indicate stress is not the lethal culprit we once thought: It is, rather, our...

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How to Learn from Mistakes

Bill Benson's January Tip: Struggle for Success Happy New Year and here we go again! The early months of any year provide a popular period for pursuing healthier outcomes. But betterment often requires we try on new or different approaches when...

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Moving Forward checklist

Bill's January Tip: Sticky and Sweet I've had a lifelong wrestling match with sugar consumption - to the point where pastry avoidance has (once again) made my list of New Year's resolutions. My mother, on the other hand, embraces sugar; preferring...

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Decode your essence – You are the best interpreter of your life

Bill's Tip for November: The Key Rosetta stone is a popular product for teaching foreign language. This brand's name is a reference to the ancient tablet that proved instrumental in code-breaking Egyptian hieroglyphics into understandable modern text. A wealth of...

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Love as a Sentence

Bill's February Tip: Love as a Sentence Ah, February - chock-full of Valentine's niceties designed to celebrate our relationships. But let's put cards, candy - and even roses aside for a moment, and dive past these well-intentioned symbols of devotion...

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Lessons of GOLF (Growing Old by Living Fully) my father has taught me

Bill's tip for January: Life's Scorecard My parents are nutty about golf. They've spent their lives learning lessons that thousands of courses (and playing their home course thousands of times) have taught them. Seasoned players understand that the game of golf...

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How shifting your perspective creates balance in life

Bill's Tip for January: Off - Handed Remarks Champagne glasses clinging, the chimes of a New Year ringing - 2013 is here, bringing yet another opportunity to erase the errors of days gone by with the promise of things to...

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