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Dr. Michael R. Mantell

Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D. is a behavior transformation and leadership coach, speaker, author and an accomplishment mentor inspiring personal and professional development. He motivates people from all walks of life to achieve sustainable, high-energy, extraordinary outcomes and travels the world to train fitness and health professionals on the most current tools for optimal success. He is a best-selling author. His books include the 1988 original “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, P.S. It’s All Small Stuff,” the 25th Anniversary edition of that book, and “Ticking Bombs: Defusing Violence in the Workplace”.

Achieve optimal living: 10 effective strategies

All my clients want to be happy, from pro athletes and CEOs to the average Janes and Joes. It seems that happiness is catching on as the newest sought-after side-effect free medicine. That comes as no surprise. We know that people who are authentically happy are markedly different from those …

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The S.M.I.L.E. Model That Connects Happiness and Health

Is there anything more contagious than…laughter? Yet, it’s been observed that toddlers laugh more than 300 times a day, while the average adult only laughs a handful of times each day. What’s happened to our sense of humor? Has the anger industry, the media, for decades stirring the worst news …

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A+B=C: The Rx Prescription for Optimal Happiness

I’ll begin this article with a simple question: Do you respect yourself enough to walk away from those people that limit you? Sure you do. But what about what really limits you, your thoughts? These are what truly blocks your growth and lead to unhealthy negative emotions such as depression, anxiety, …

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THINk and Grow Fit

It’s been said that the way to a person’s heart is through her/his stomach, but did you know that the way to your stomach is through your mind? Yes, once again, “The link is what you think.” Judy Beck, in her book, “The Beck Diet Solution,” describes this in detail, …

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How Not to Be That Boring Person

Have you ever found yourself in one of the situations described below? You and your friends go out to a local bar for some relaxation time. You are standing at the bar with your buddies whom are all chatting away with people you have never met before. Then it hits …

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Self-Compassion is Medicine

Have you ever travelled with children or those needing assistance? Then you are quite familiar with the instructions flight attendants give to passengers: “put the mask on yourself first before helping others” Makes sense right? Perhaps Lama Yeshe said it best: “Be gentle first with yourself if you wish to be gentle …

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Why “Thank You” Trumps “I’m Sorry”

Recently, I provided coaching to a couple dealing with a debilitating disease. As a result of the chronic disorder, both husband and wife each had their own significant burden to carry. A superficial look however, might lead one to believe that the spouse affected by the disease had a heavier load …

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