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Goal setting: critical components for success

Posted: July 11, 2018

Goal setting is critical to success.  If we don’t have a roadmap, so to speak, we really don’t know where we are going.

When we set goals, we always say they need to be SMART: Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-based.


New Year’s Resolutions

Posted: July 11, 2018

How many of you set New Year’s Resolutions?  You know, lose weight, get back in shape, etc.  How many of you have already broken the resolutions about losing weight, getting back in shape, etc.?

When you think of the complexity of the human body, it seems a little overwhelming.  It was easy to get out of shape.  It’s hard to get back into shape.  Our muscles just don’t want to do the exercise.  Your brain has to have the discipline to order your muscles to get in shape and stay that way.


Never stop learning!

Posted: July 11, 2018

Howard Gardner and his colleagues at Harvard University have demonstrated that when your range of intelligences is involved, you expand your learning ability. Each type of intelligence presents a different way to explore a subject your trying to acquire knowledge about. This gives you different abilities to call upon when you’re trying to solve a problem and will expand your learning process.


5 Reasons You Should Enroll Your Child in Martial Arts

Posted: July 02, 2018

Let’s clear the air right away. If you grew up in the 80’s or 90’s, you likely wanted to be like the Karate Kid or one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s ok, embrace it.

Now that you’ve got little ninjas of your own, you’re probably weighing the costs and benefits of enrolling them in a martial arts academy. Since the days of mullets and Mr. Miyagi, the options for choosing a local martial arts school have exploded.

Martial Arts Are Something Every Parent Should Consider


The Importance of Healthy Eating Habits for Your Kids

Posted: June 28, 2018

March was National Nutrition Month. Created by the  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics back in the 1980s, the goal of National Nutrition Month is to educate people on the importance of healthy eating.

There's one group of people that healthy eating is particularly essential for. That's kids, from toddlers through teenagers. If you're a mom or dad who wants to encourage your children to eat better, National Nutrition Month is the perfect time to kick-start new habits.

Learn more about what healthy eating is, why it's important and how you can get your family to eat better.


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