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Caleb Bacon, I Can. I Will, Inspiration, Interview, Man School, Motivation, Spotlight -

Caleb Bacon got sober from drugs and alcohol a little over seven years ago -- and he found that his biggest aid was talking to other men about their own lives and difficult experiences. What he learned was transformative. And surprisingly entertaining.

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Ann Cooper, Chef Ann, Habits, Health, I Can. I Will, Interview, Motivation, Spotlight, wellness -

Chef Ann has a vision to provide every child with daily access to fresh, healthy food.       In a nation where kids have shorter estimated life expectancies than their parents due to diet-related diseases, Ann is championing school food reform as a way to improve childhood nutrition. In 2013 alone, 30.7 million children ate school lunch every day, totaling almost 5.1 billion lunches. Current lunch offerings include foods that hardly classify as healthy, often containing preservatives, excessive sugar, and other chemicals. Chef Ann's charge is to provide the tools to help schools serve healthy and delicious made-from-scratch meals using fresh, whole foods...

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Goal Setting, Habits, Health, I Can. I Will, Interview, Life, Motivation, Running, Spotlight, yoga -

Katy Widrick believes proper planning is the key to a balanced, healthy life. You can have your busy schedule, and that endorphin pumping workout, too.     We already know: Exercise is foundational to a healthy lifestyle. Yet we often face the challenge of adding it into our already busy schedule.  Today we feature Katy Widrick, an Emmy-nominated producer who capably balances working out and teaching fitness classes, with a full-time profession, being an active mother, and blogging. Read on as we discuss how her strategies can help you can make your fitness goals a reality through prioritization and smart scheduling. Balancing Work, Family, and Fitness     Katy's life...

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entrepreneur, Gervase Kolmos, Happiness, Health, I Can. I Will, Interview, Shiny. Happy. Human, Spotlight -

Gervase Kolmos followed the tried and true path, until one day she realized she wanted to change it all. So she did.     Many of our defining moments are in response to acute pain. When Gervase's daughter was 5 months old, she recalls crying uncontrollably in her cubicle at her corporate job. She contemplated, “What’s the point of working 40 hours a week at a job I hate while someone else gets the soul-feeding job of watching my newborn?” At that moment, Gervase realized that the only thing that mattered was being a role model for her daughter, and this meant finding personal...

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entrepreneur, Forte Labs, I Can. I Will, Interview, productivity, Spotlight, startups, Tiago Forte -

  We venture into unknown territory when we pursue our goals. The ultimate destination looks out of reach, and we oftentimes get stuck before we even begin as the path seems overtly complex.  Today, we talk with Tiago Forte about how he founded his productivity consulting firm, Forte Labs. We'll also discuss two strategies for creating initial inertia: Breaking down the big idea into smaller, manageable projects Cultivating a mindset of doing things before you think you're ready Tiago launched his productivity consultancy under imperfect conditions. A former consulting analyst, he quickly discovered his passion for helping others maximize their productivity, and became determined to start a...

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