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Gratitude Week: Day 2 – Love, Optimism & Losing Weight

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Today is Day 2 of Gratitude Week.
Today, you will learn how saying thanks can lead to even more amazing things.
For instance, when you’re grateful, you’ll feel more optimistic and empowered.
Plus, when you say “thank you” often and with meaning, your relationships will vastly improve.
What’s more, when you you are grateful, you’ll discover that you’ll feel like you’re getting “enough.”
As usual, you can listen live to today’s Gab with the Gurus Radio Show. Or you can catch it later, at your convenience.
Here’s a tinyurl to share with friends: http://tinyurl.com/GratitudeWeekDay2-GabWithGurus
Now for today’s roster of inspiring guests:
Tuesday, July 20: Gratitude Week: On Optimism, Love, Empowerment & Getting “Enough”
* Dr. Stephen G. Post, director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics at Stony Brook University and author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People http://www.stephengpost.com
* Dr. Diana Kirschner, psychologist and author Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love. http://www.lovein90days.com
* Elizabeth “Lily” Hills, author of the new book, “A Feminine Manifesta,” which delves into how women have sabotaged themselves by being their own worst critics. It shares how the power of gratitude can transform your life, freeing you up to be the best of who you can be. www.AFeminineManifesta.com
* Sue Lundquist, author of “I’m Thankful” and owner of the I’m Thankful™ Network, which is syndicated syndicated across the country. www.ImThankful.com
* Erika Oliver, a Positive Approach Coach and author of “Three Good Things: Happiness Every Day, No Matter What!” and “Happy Crap: The Power of Positive Assumptions!” www.erikaoliver.com
* Corinne Gregory, President and Founder of SocialSmarts, a nationally-recognized program for teaching kids and adults positive social skills, character and values.
Thank you to www.nuzizo.com/Users/aliassiri2020/UserHome for today’s artwork.

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Vote for Talented Colleagues to Host Oprah’s New TV Show & Single Ladies, Get Engaged Soon

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Welcome to your weekly Motivating Morsels Ezine, where you get entertained, educated and motivated.
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IN THIS ISSUE
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^ (1) Vote for My Talented Colleagues Betsy Rosenberg, Donna Sonkin & Andrea Beaman in Oprah’s Host-Your-Own-TV-Show Contest on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network)
^ (2) Why You Can’t Find My Video for the Your OWN Show Competition (Yes, I’d Love My OWN TV Show, But…)
^ (3) Is Your Summer Intention to Find Love? My Friend Lauren Frances Wants to Help You Single Ladies Become Engaged by New Year’s
^ (4) Please Vote for the Name of My Next Book – The Follow-Up to Sugar Shock – Everyone Who Enters Competition Gets A Gift
^ (5) Struggling with Your Relationship to Food? Connie Recommends: Geneen Roth’s “Women, Food and God”
^ (6) I’m Biking for Charity: Would You Donate, Please, to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society? (My Team In Training (TNT) Bike Ride)
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^ (1) Vote for My Talented Colleagues Betsy Rosenberg, Donna Sonkin
& Andrea Beaman in Oprah’s Host-Your-Own-TV-Show Contest on
OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network)
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Oprah_beta You may have heard that Oprah and TV producer Mark Burnett have been inviting people from around the country to apply for the Your OWN Show video competition.
(Just in case you don’t know, Burnett has received accolades for introducing competition-based reality TV show to the United States. (He’s the one behind “Survivor” and “The Apprentice.”)
Anyhow, Oprah and Mark are looking for the next great TV talk show host to appear on Oprah’s new network, OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network).
Betsy Rosenberg Many talented people have applied, but in particular, I invite you to immediately check out the videos submitted by my talented colleagues/friends Betsy Rosenberg, Donna Sonkin and Andrea Beaman.
Then vote for them if you like what they submitted.
(I’m sure you’ll love what they did!)
Please watch their short videos now – and then cast your vote.
First, I urge you to watch Betsy Rosenberg. She’s truly amazing. She’s like the Eco Queen — in other words, she was a pioneer in the go-green movement, who was talking about recycling when many of us didn’t know what it was. (OK, I’m exaggerating a bit.) Betsy has an amazing background, too.
Please watch Betsy’s video now and vote for her:
http://myown.oprah.com/audition/index.html?request=video_details&response_id=12004&promo_id=1
Donna_sonkin Donna Sonkin — she’s a talented, funny, charming friend from IIN (Institute for Integrative Nutrition). It’s been wonderful to watch her collect a following for her fabulous work to help women get Thin for the Camera.
Watch Donna’s video and then vote for her:
http://myown.oprah.com/audition/index.html?request=video_details&response_id=22883&promo_id=1
And then I urge to see another wonderful woman in action.
Andrea_Beaman Please view the video from Andrea Beaman, who I met because she taught at IIN. You may recognize Andrea from her “Top Chef” appearances. She’s personable, funny and dynamic, too.
Here’s Andrea’s video. Make sure to vote now for her, too.
http://myown.oprah.com/audition/index.html?request=video_details&response_id=18389&promo_id=1
To learn more about this exciting completion, browse for videos here: http://myown.oprah.com/audition/index.html?request=browse
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^ (2) Why You Can’t Find My Video for the Your OWN Show
Competition (Yes, I’d Love My OWN TV Show, But…)
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Many of you have asked me whether or not I applied for Oprah’s competition and where you could find my video. You can’t find my video, because I never submitted one. Let me tell you why.
First of all, I gave this very serious consideration. I even developed a fascinating concept for my own TV show. (In fact, I’m really excited about my idea for a show, which I’ve never seen anywhere.)
But after reviewing the guidelines for the Your OWN Show Video Competition, I realized – regretfully – that I just could not apply right now.
Hay House images Here’s why: As I announced here last week, I just got a deal for my next book from Hay House, the leader in self-help and transformational publishing.
I’m very excited, honored and committed to writing the best book that can help, I hope, millions of people, break free of their sugar addiction for good.
Amazon Sug Sh 51RDZ7DBVAL._SL110_ As I studied the submission guidelines, I realized that if I had been fortunate enough to be selected as a finalist that I just wouldn’t have had ample time to commit to it. (You need to be able to leave town to compete for 6 weeks.)
In addition, another guideline gave me pause. It said that if you have another contractual obligation that may interfere, you should not apply. That was the line that ultimately stopped me from applying. (I’m days away from signing my contract with Hay House, and I’ll be in writing mode as the contest cranks up.)
Anyhow, I’m not about to jeopardize my book deal with Hay House. Work wise, that must be my priority. And I’m having a blast so far writing it.
So, even though I’d very much like my own TV show on OWN (or elsewhere), the time isn’t right.
But I’m still hanging onto my idea, because it would make for a great TV show. And my intention is to make it happen – but not while I’m on book deadlines.
Right now, I need to finish researching and writing my book. Speaking of which, would you please help me name my new book?
Learn more now
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http://tinyurl.com/NameMyBook-SugarShockFollow-Up
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http://www.sugarshockblog.com/2010/06/help-me-name-my-new-book-win-gifts.html
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^ (3) Is Your Summer Intention to Find Love? My Friend Lauren
Frances Wants to Help You Single Ladies Become Engaged by New Year’s Eve
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Lauren frances007 With summer here, it’s time get clear on your intentions. For those of you females who are seeking the love of your life, I recommend that you pay attention. (For the rest of you, please skip to the next item, in which I encourage you to vote for the title of my next book.)
If you’re a single lady, my friend Lauren Frances wants to help you. She wants to turn you into a “Dating Lovebird.”
Actually, if you’re a single lady who wants to be married, Lauren – a renowned celebrity love coach, who has been praised by actresses Amy Brenneman and Kate Walsh – wants to help you become engaged by New Year’s Eve.
Kate_walsh9 In fact, Lauren claims that in 6 short weeks, she’ll teach you to turn casual courtships into serious commitments.
You’ll learn her breakthrough ‘man-manifesting’ process and healthy manhandling techniques (i.e. relationship skills) to which successful men RESPOND.
You can jump into this course whether you’re actively dating or not, or really want to be!
“Dating Lovebirds,” Lauren says, will show you how to go from flirting to seriously dating, and how to do partnership potential tests so you’ll stop wasting your time on what she calls “the 70% suitors.” (You know, the guys who ultimately waste your time because they’re not really the right guy?)
To learn about Lauren’s program so you can (according to her) get engaged by New Year’s Eve, go here:
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http://tinyurl.com/GetEngagedNewYearLauren-Connie
Lauren’s claim that she can help you get engaged by New Year’s Eve may seem far fetched, but just listen to one of her clients:
“Lauren, Thank you! Thank you! Your coaching got me from a first date to my honeymoon in just 3 months. Literally, we left for our Bermuda honeymoon on 5/27/10, which was three months to the day of our first date. Many thanks to you for the great velocity with which I was able to classify my NEEDS vs WANTS and recognize the man of my dreams the minute I met him. Love Linda”
(Linda didn’t want her full name used, because her new husband is the head of a Fortune 500 company and doesn’t know she has a love coach. Her story is so powerful because Linda is in her early 50’s, had never been married before. She wasn’t dating much for years before Lauren helped her. While her betrothal might seem super fast, her romantic results are not unusual, or even the exception, for Lauren’s students. Lauren believes that once you get the right information under your garter belt, and know the right actions to take to make your romantic dreams a loving reality, you’ll have your very own lovebird, too.)
Single and eager to learn more now?
Go here:
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http://tinyurl.com/GetEngagedNewYearLauren-Connie
Here’s some of what you’ll learn in Lauren’s course:
* How to spot ‘buying signs’ that he’s serious about dating you.
* Relationship Negotiation Skills to go from dating to commitment.
* How to rate his ‘Courtship Performance.’
* How long to give your dates a ‘chance’ when you’re not sure if there’s chemistry, or connection.
* How to spot when men are seriously pursuing the relationship.
* How to not get boxed in by one suitor until you’re SURE about him.
* How to inspire men to commit to you and your relationship goals.
* How to put men in a pecking order without ruffling their feathers
* How to tell when men are in ‘buying mode’ with you romantically, and falling in love with you.
* How to keep your freedom to keep shopping for The One when you’re just having fun
* How to turn a serious dating relationship into a serious commitment.
* How to tell if he’s a player who will only disappoint you down the road.
* How to stay committed to your romantic roadmap and MANifest it.
Please note that I’m an affiliate of Lauren’s – which means that if you sign up, I get compensated. FYI, I only recommend something unless I know it works. And in this case, I just had to become an affiliate after hearing about the success she’s had with clients.
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http://tinyurl.com/GetEngagedNewYearLauren-Connie
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^ (4) Please Vote for the Name of My Next Book – The
Follow-Up to Sugar Shock – Everyone Who Enters Competition
Gets A Gift
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As I just pointed out, my next book is in the works.
It’s a follow-up to my first book, Sugar Shock, and it features a simple, compassionate, step-by-step plan to help you break free of sugar for good.
You’ll even have fun following the advice.
But I’d like your help.
Right now, Sugar Shock’s successor doesn’t have a title yet.
So I decided to hold a Name My Next Book Competition.
Then my fabulous editor and I can pick the title that work best.
Already, I’ve received some great ideas, but I’d love to get many more.
Please learn more about the Name My Next Book Competition, and then submit your vote here:
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http://tinyurl.com/NameMyBook-SugarShockFollow-Up
And spread the word to your creative friends, too, please.
FYI, even if I don’t use your idea as the book title, I may use your clever phrases within the book itself.
Anyone who submits an idea will get a gift from me.
That’s right. All of you will get gifts.
First off, the final prize winner gets several gifts as you can learn here:
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http://tinyurl.com/NameMyBook-SugarShockFollow-Up
But everyone who submits a title idea will get invited to a special teleseminar during which I’ll answer your questions, give you some tips to kick sugar and present a special guest or two.
So please share your clever, creative ideas for the title of my next book.
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http://tinyurl.com/NameMyBook-SugarShockFollow-Up
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^ (5) Struggling with Your Relationship to Food?
Geneen Roth’s “Women, Food and God”
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If you’re struggling with your relationship to food, I strongly recommend the new book from Geneen Roth, Women, Food and God.
Geneen Roth is an engaging writer, who, with penetrating insight and irreverent humor, discusses our food compulsions.
She teaches personal examination, showing readers how to use their relationship with food to discover the fulfillment they long for.
Get Geneen’s book now:
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http://tinyurl.com/WomenFoodAndGood-Connie
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^ (6) I’m Biking for Charity: Would You Donate, Please, to the
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society? (My Team In Training (TNT) Bike Ride)
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One of my intentions this summer is to get amazingly fit and toned (better than I am now) – and help a worthwhile cause at the same time.
Therefore, I’ve joined the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training’s program.
It’s an amazing program, where we get the support of coaches and fitness trainers, meet great people and at the same time raise money for this worthwhile organization.
My goal is to bike 100 miles on Oct. 9 in the Seagull Century ride in Maryland. (Gulp! The most I’ve ever gone is about 35 to 40 miles. But they assure me that the training will make me more than ready.)
Anyhow, I invite you to make a donation – no matter how small.
All of your donations will go directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
I urge you to donate now.
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http://tinyurl.com/TeamInTrainingBikeRide-Connie
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Have a sweet week.
To view this issue online, just go to:
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http://www.MotivatingMorsels.com

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What Celebrity Said “Sugar is the devil.”?

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Do you know who said "Sugar is the devil."? Visit this week's current issue of Motivating Morsels Ezine to learn who it was.  I quote this celebrity in my ezine this week and in my book Sugar Shock! While I don't generally use this kind of language myself, I would like readers to know that […]

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Which Celebrity Said “Sugar is the devil.”? Do Sweets Lure You When You’re Down?

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Motivating Morsels
Welcome to your weekly Motivating Morsels Ezine, where you get entertained, educated and motivated.
To view this issue online, just go to: ====== >>>>>> http://ww.MotivatingMorsels.com
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^ (1) Celebrity Corner: Who Said “Sugar is the devil.”?
^ (2) Do You Turn to Sweets When You’re Down? The High Doesn’t Last
^ CONNIE RECOMMENDS: Empowering Books, Products & Services to Help You Get a Life That Rocks™
^ (3) Tap Away Your Carb Cravings, Pain, Fears & More
^ (4) The Virtual Vision Board Bootcamp to Make Your Dreams Come True
^ (5) Virtual Wellness Revolution Summit
^ (6) Dr. Pat Allen Live Weekly Interactive Teleseminars
^ (7) Celebrity Corner: Learn Who Said “Sugar is the devil.”
^ (8) Radio Show with me This Week
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^ (1) Celebrity Corner: Who said “Sugar is the devil.”
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Which celebrity said this: “Sugar is the devil. Sugar is kiddie cocaine….”
The celebrity went on to say:
Child sugar addict “Watch kids at a birthday party. The girls are crying and the boys are turning something into swords.”
Ever witnessed any sugar-crazy behavior from your kids?
Hint. To learn who said this, you can go to page 266 of my
book Sugar Shock!
The answer also is at the bottom of this ezine.
Read on.

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Speakers, Authors, Coaches & Bloggers: Be a Mover & Shaker With Hay House

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Do you have a powerful message that you’re yearning to share with millions in a book, through talks or even on your own radio show?
Are you convinced that you have transformative information that could really help people?
But are you completely stumped as to how to reach all those people so you can change their lives?
If you burning desires such as those I just cited, I strongly encourage you to attend one of the upcoming Movers & Shakers events sponsored by Hay House and emceed by bestselling author Cheryl Richardson and Hay House President & CEO Reid Tracy.
Back in December, I attended the first Movers & Shakers event, and I cannot rave about it enough! Over the years, I’ve attended about 20 wonderful events for authors, speakers, bloggers, social media experts and more, but this Movers & Shakers conference was a powerful event that really pulled it all together for me.
Here’s my heartfelt testimonial about this fabulous Movers & Shakers conference:
“If you feel a calling to serve people and help them transform their lives for the better, then you MUST attend the Hay House Movers & Shakers conference! This is a powerful, transformative, life-changing experience that gives you valuable tools, tips and insights, which empower you to be true to yourself and pursue your vision at the same time. As if that’s not enough, you also could make the most wonderful friends.” – “Smart Habits Girl” Connie Bennett, CPC, CHHC, Author, SUGAR SHOCK!
If you’re serious about becoming a Mover & Shaker, sign up now for one of these life-changing Hay House Movers & Shakers events. I invite you to tell them that Connie Bennett referred you.

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Welcome to my Sugar Shock Blog

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I'd like to warmly welcome you to my Sugar Shock Blog. See my new video greeting for you. I invite you to keep coming back for more helpful info, tips and inspiring tidbits. I also invite you to share your thoughts about this blog. And tell your friends and fans to visit, too, please. Please […]

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My ABC’s to Break Free of Sugar & Other Bad Habits (Babits™)

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Have you seen my video yet on YouTube, in which I shared My ABC’s to Break Free of Your Sugar Habit and Other Bad Habits?
Here’s a companion article to give you more information and tips to release your bad habits or what I call babits™.
My ABC’s to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Other Bad Habits by Connie Bennett, CPC, CHHC
If you’re like most people, you’re often tempted by gorgeous, mouth-watering, nutrient-poor “treats”—dazzling donuts, colorful cereal or buttered bagels—and other bad habits such as excessive coffee-drinking, negative thinking, procrastinating and obsessive texting.
As I mentioned on my companion YouTube video, It’s certainly understandable if you feel tempted. Wherever you go and wherever you live, you’re inevitably bombarded by unhealthy foods, substances, thoughts and activities.
But I invite you to look inside and decide: Do you feel trapped or imprisoned by your sugar habit or other bad habit (what I call a babit™)?
And are you plagued by baffling health issues such as annoying weight gain, ferocious headaches or even type 2 diabetes?
I’m here to reassure you. You can escape from the prison of a bad habit.
In fact, I respectfully challenge you. Get out from under your sugar habit or other babits™ so that you can have a life that rocks!
You may be wondering WIFY (What’s In It For You?) if you overcome your bad habit. You can benefit in many ways!
You can get more energy, concentrate better, lose weight, become more productive, enjoy better relationships and so much more. And, as many clients have delightedly shared with me, if you cut out sugar and refined carbs, you even may be able to boost your libido!
So let me share my Double ABC’s to Break Free of Your Sugar Habit & Other Bad Habits (or what I call Babits™).(In my companion YouTube video, I share some of these tips. You’ll find more here.)
A is for Assume & Accept.
Just assume and accept that just about wherever you go, you’ll be tempted.
Your favorite aunt will nudge you to eat her favorite chocolate cake. You have to pass that vending machine at work. And no matter what, you’ll be taunted by candies galore while purchasing sundries at the local drug store.
But if you prepare for temptations—ones way more unhealthy than apples in the Garden of Eden—you can be prepared and always have healthy snacks on hand such as edamame (soy nuts), pumpkin seeds, hard-boiled eggs and sugar-free crackers or an apple (preferably organic) with almond butter.

Catching Up With Connie

Women & Men: Understand & Celebrate Each Other with Alison Armstrong

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Alison Armstrong Women, do you get baffled as to why your significant other or your would-be honey behaves a certain way?
Men, do women mightily confuse you and you just don’t know how to please them?
Fret no more!
Join us on the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show to gain an understanding and appreciation of the opposite sex.
My guest on Wed., Jan. 27 at 2 pm EST is the renowned transformational leader Alison Armstrong, creator off the acclaimed Celebrating Men, Satisfying Women and author of the fascinating books Making Sense of Men and Keys to the Kingdom, as well as the creator of the In Sync with the Opposite Sex CD and other transformative products.
Making sense of men 51Ep9Purl-L._SL500_AA240_ Remember, as with all Gab With the Gurus Radio Shows, you can listen to the show with Alison Armstrong either live or later, at your convenience.
You’ll get goodies galore on this Gab With the Gurus Radio Show.
You’ll undoubtedly be entertained, educated and motivated as Alison Armstrong shares insights and tips on how to get along with and please the opposite sex.
This radio show –will make you realize, I predict, how little you know about men or women. For instance, you will learn many things such as:
* How most women are “frog farmers,” who turn princes into frogs. (You’ll love this fascinating concept, I’m convinced.)
* What the biggest gifts men can give to women. (Guys, these presents are free!)
* What 3 traits men consider appealing. (Ladies, you may be surprised.)
* What men really mean by the phrase “high maintenance” and how most of us women completely misunderstand the concept.
* How from the get go, as we grow up, we’ve been given false premises regarding men or women.
* How much fun it is to appreciate the opposite sex.
* How men seek to score points. (Ladies, you’ll love this concept, I suspect, and you’ll learn how to use this in your favor.)
* What we ladies look for in men. (You’ll be intrigued.)
* How many of us go-getting chicks have been acting like “men in skirts.” (Uh-oh!

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Be My Facebook Fan or Friend

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Facebook-logo Have you joined me yet on Facebook?
I invite everyone to connect with me now on Facebook.
You can join me in two ways.
Join the Smart Habits Fans (that’s http://www.Facebook.com/SmartHabitsFans) to:
* Get a Smart Habit Tip of the Day to help you kick sugar or break other bad habits (or what I call babits™), improve your life and inspire you, I hope!
* Watch cool videos.
* Receive links to interesting articles and much more.
* Get tasty recipes.
* Connect with me easily.
* Ask questions.
* Get the scoop about upcoming talks, teleseminars and radio shows.
* Find out about how to work with me privately or in groups.
* Tell me what you think of my book SUGAR SHOCK!
Facebook_logo2 You’re also invited to become my Facebook friend — that’s http://www.Facebook.com/ConnieBennett.
When you ask me to be your friend, please let me know how I know you, because I always like to learn more about you first. I love meeting new people!
For instance, when you ask me to be your Facebook friend, please tell me:
* If we met at a conference or at one of my talks.
* If you read my book SUGAR SHOCK!
* If you’re a fellow health counselor, life coach, author, journalist, solopreneur or wellness advocate.
Connect with me now.
First, join the Smart Habits Fans.
Then, become my Facebook friend now. (Remember, please tell me how we know each other so we can make this connection more personal.)