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The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice.

Frank McCourt


I believe people should live full lives and not settle for anything less.

Jack Canfield

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Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.

Doris Day


For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.

Lily Tomlin

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A Tale of Two Burgers

The question of what to eat used to be simple. The food that nature provided to us was all we had, and we ate it. But today the question is not so simple. In fact, it’s deceptive. It’s confusing. Two food items may look identical and yet be very different at a fundamental level. The … Continue reading A Tale of Two Burgers

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How to Raise Your Vibration in 40 Seconds

“Well, this day sucks.” “I never should have gotten out of bed.” “This day just keeps getting better and better.” (Heavy on the sarcasm!) Most of the time when we have a bad day, it’s because we feed that negative energy with low vibration emotions. Fear, anger, frustration…these are just a few of the negative … Continue reading How to Raise Your Vibration in 40 Seconds

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Leave a Message, Leave an Impression

I have a love-hate relationship with voicemail. It means that I don’t always have to take a call, but it also means that when I dial in to get the message I may be about to encounter voicemail hell. You may be familiar with these demons: The Ghost. “Hey, it’s Mike. Call me.” Mike who? … Continue reading Leave a Message, Leave an Impression

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J. Belle Ortega

Speaker & Author

I started EFC because I wanted to challenge myself to be the best me I can be, and to raise up other people with me.