Elizabeth Borelli


3 Simple Tips for Reducing Sugar Without Feeling Deprived

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Did you know that on average 40% of calories consumed come from a cup or a bottle?  From healthy-sounding fruit drinks to refreshing iced teas and fun flavored coffees, excess sugar and high-fructose corn syrup are usually lurking behind the scenes.   The problem is, these devilish drinks, however delicious, have no nutritional value and don’t fill you up, so those excess calories don’t give you a whole lot of value for your sip. Even the vitamin-enriched versions provide little to no more benefit than regular water, often adding calories and even sodium where it’s not really necessary, especially when you […]

Six Employment Engagement Tips to Give Your Small Business a Competitive Edge 

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It’s been 10 years since acclaimed author and CEO Chip Conley’s best-seller PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow, compelled a generation of leaders to increase employee performance and engagement by creating a culture of purpose.  Yet today, when 66% of employees and 68% of executives surveyed agree that businesses don’t do enough to instill a sense of purpose, his message seems more relevant than ever. Conley first achieved CEO superstar status at age 26 for his high-profile turnaround as founder and former CEO of hotel chain Joie de Vivre.  Driven by his mission to “create joy” he turned […]

Holidays with Family, Emotional Rollercoasters, Lessons Learned

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Some people experience life over 50 as increasingly problematic.  I’ll admit that sometimes I’m one of them. Yet for me, one of the best things about getting older is the ability to take a step back and look at my stuff. And I don’t mean my tea collection. It’s safe to say that most adults are still carrying around some baggage left over from childhood; if their parents were great, the school bully wasn’t.  Stepping into adulthood, I personally held enough baggage to fill a small cargo plane. It’s taken me years of practice: yoga, meditation and some therapy here […]