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"The only certainties in life are 'time' and 'change'. The question we must continually ask ourselves: Is now the time to change?"

- Doug Pedersen

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This self-improvement book–disguised as a memoir–is at once funny, poignant, and generous. Providing intimate insights into being a “super fat kid,” and insecure teenager, and an over-aggressive, angry, and ironically arrogant Marine who was full of self-pity, Doug shares the negative emotional drivers and responses that drove him through a "binge eating life" before finding physical health, emotional balance, and spiritual wholeness.

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“TUNA BREATH is a pleasure to read…so utterly ENJOYABLE (and the lessons to be learned are visceral).” - Ellen Woods

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Talk Radio: Doug Interviewed on Don’t Box Me In



Doug’s interview with Lana Reid was a ton of fun! Check it out. Click the link below to hear Doug reveal his 3 personal turning points and how our problems meet our needs.

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Regulate Your Hot Buttons



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Who really pisses you off? What frustrates you to the point where you want to complain or criticize? When does the mere mention of something, or the thought of something, make your gut twist and your head …

Create Your Own Needs Blueprint (quick exercise)

Human Needs Blueprint worksheet


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Last time we discussed the 6 Universal Human Needs and why we need to look to them as an explanation of our bad habits and problems–as an architect examines a blueprint, if you will.

Now let’s actually …

GIVE GOOD: Tune in. Turn Passion Into Action. (podcast)



A few weeks back I was interviewed by Katie McCarthy (@momentsofmoxie), Founder & Host of Give Good Podcast. The podcast is one of the top podcasts in iTunes and focuses on sharing the success, failures and lessons learned …

Build Your Needs Blueprint

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A few months ago I shared a classroom with a young guy who believed that he needed $20,000,000 to be secure in his retirement. He was 24 years old and absolutely certain about this choice. So certain, …