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Walk like an Egyptian

Who isn’t fascinated by ancient Egypt? Thousands of years before the Roman empire, Middle Ages or modern Europe, before ancient Greece was in its infancy, this dazzling culture reigned, complete with dynastic pharaonic government, exquisite art and artifacts, advanced astronomy, literature and religion. The remnants are tantalizing. They give us a window on an extraordinary culture, enigmatic and enticing. What is the riddle of the Sphinx? Who were these fantastic creatures, part human and part animal? What was the purpose of the pyramids and how were they built?

Living in the Zone Part II: Harnessing your peak performance

The runner’s high. “Wired in.” Bringing your “A” game. Across sports, business, gaming, the arts, top players seek “the zone,” operating at peak capacity. It’s a phenomenon across cultures and throughout history. In this heightened state of intense focus yet relaxation, everything becomes effortless, intensely pleasurable, most effective. Time may seem to slow down.  We’re absorbed in the present, not thinking of results. The more we can perform at this level, the more successful we are. How can we optimize this capacity?

Beyond Happiness

Are you happy? The question is a touchstone for our culture. It’s our ultimate goal, the final measure by which we judge our lives. We seek happiness through personal relationships, family and work. It is parents’ often stated goal for their children: “We just want them to be happy.” It’s seen as more valuable that even wealth: “Money doesn’t buy happiness.”

Are you in the zone?

Elite athletes often describe clicking into a zone - such as a runner’s high - where they’re operating at peak performance. In this heightened state of intense focus yet relaxation their awareness is completely absorbed in the present moment. Everything is effortless as if they’re on autopilot. Time may seem to slow down. It’s intensely blissful to the point of being addictive. Surfers travel the world seeking the “perfect wave,” actually a peak experience of total synchronicity between inner and outer. Riding the wave is a zone experience. Mountain climbers push themselves to the limits of physical and mental endurance, seeking literally a peak experience of exhilaration, almost intoxication. They risk their life to be on top of the world.

Health for Wealth - Promote your peak performance

Living in the zone. Operating at peak performance. When we’re healthy we’re like a finely tuned engine, turbo-charged.  Running at peak performance is a no-brainer. Not only are you enjoying vibrant vitality but you’re increasing your capacity for wealth. Health is the basis for wealth because the qualities of radiant health - energy, efficiency, clarity - are just the traits needed for maximum productivity. Some concrete tips to “up” your level of efficiency and success:

Health for Wealth - Pursuing peak performance

“Health is our greatest wealth.” Or so the saying goes.  But can good health actually lead to more wealth? What is peak health? Is it just the absence of disease or something more?

When we’re young, the world’s our oyster. Life’s possibilities are limitless. The young think they’re immortal, that they’ll never get sick. As our capacities diminish with age our vision narrows. Life’s possibilities start to shrink. Boundaries become more rigid. But how much of this is due to the passage of time and how much is due to our choices in lifestyle, our habits?

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