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How Word Choices Affect Our Habits: Get To vs. Have To

Words are powerful.  They hold value and strength.  Words make us move, shift, change our thinking, our logic, our way of life.  Choosing which words to use is critical.  They can carve a road to happiness or a path to discontentment.  Take for example the words “can’t” and “won’t”.  A research study was conducted on… Continue reading How Word Choices Affect Our Habits: Get To vs. Have To

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The Success of Failure: Four Ways to Turn a Negative Situation into a Positive Experience

It’s hard to talk about failure.  When we dream up things to do and goals to reach, rarely does we say “hey, I don’t really want to accomplish all this”. No one ever sets out to fail and yet, failure is par for the course: a diet that gets derailed; a workout that gets ignored; … Continue reading The Success of Failure: Four Ways to Turn a Negative Situation into a Positive Experience

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Stress and Nutrition: What to Include, What to Avoid

We all deal with stress throughout our lives.  It affects us in different ways, at different times, and our ability to cope with it varies from person to person and even from incident to incident.  There are times when a bad grade or lackluster work project causes anguish.  Sometimes it is an issue in our… Continue reading Stress and Nutrition: What to Include, What to Avoid

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Finding a New Baseline

Change is the only constant – it is inevitable really.  Yes, there are times when we see it coming, but then there are times when it smacks us upside the head (#2020).  Although change can be scary it can also serve as a time to reset for a new normal; a new baseline per se… Continue reading Finding a New Baseline

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What is Wellness?

Wellness looks different to different people.  That may be why there is a saturation of information out there on the topic.  For some it is about emotional stability, for others it is about diet or movement, and still for others it may be about mental health.  No one is wrong for focusing on one or… Continue reading What is Wellness?

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Why Habits Don’t Stick

We have all been there.  You know, trying to do something new in hopes of making changes to our routine.  We adopt a new eating regimen, a new sleeping pattern, perhaps a new fitness routine.  We buy what we need to make it happen, set ourselves up as best as possible and run with it. … Continue reading Why Habits Don’t Stick

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Why It Tastes “Good”

Ever loved a food because it tastes good?  That feeling that one bite is never enough.  You daydream about it.  You obsess about it.  You swear you cannot stop eating it.  Here’s a secret: it doesn’t taste "good".  It is not your taste buds singing its praises – it is probably all in our heads.… Continue reading Why It Tastes “Good”

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Doing the Work

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.Beverly Sills If you are looking for sustainable results, then chances are you will have to put in the work.  It will involve making changes and seeing the fruit of those changes appear overtime -- instead of 30 days from now.  There is no get-rich, quick scheme… Continue reading Doing the Work

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Finding What Works

Ever wondered how some people are able to keep their habits going for months, years, even decades?  Finding habits that work long term can be tough.  Comfort zones are comforting (hence the name).  There is a cozy feeling associated with doing what we have been doing day after day.  Yet, wanting to change is normal… Continue reading Finding What Works

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The Why Factor

Ever wonder how some people are able to continuously stay motivated?  Why some individuals are able to crush their goals week after week, while others struggle to maintain a goal for more than a couple of days?  Well it’s not because they have enormous willpower.  It isn’t because they work harder at their goals or… Continue reading The Why Factor