Planning for Failure Makes You More Successful change messages Jan 07, 2013

A big mistake we've probably all made in trying to change a behavior is that we make a plan.

A plan.  One plan.  Plan A.

Without backup plans B, C and D.

For instance:  I commit to exercising 4 times each week at the gym.  I'll go in the morning before work and alternate...

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Successful Weight Loss: Do the Opposite of What You Think You Should messages plate it out Jan 02, 2013

If you want to gain weight, make sure you don't eat.

Yes, you read that right. NOT eating often leads to weight gain and there are both physiological and psychological reasons for this happening.

PSYCHOLOGICAL:  Being on a diet often means using willpower to not eat - food restriction and...

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How to Make Change a No-Brainer control messages Oct 29, 2012

In my previous post I explained how we all still have caveman brains – too much change is perceived as stress, which kicks in our fight or flight response, taking us into protection mode.  Part of this protection mode means seeking the comfort and security of our familiar habits and...

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The Secret to Making Change? Your Inner Caveman caveman messages Oct 11, 2012

Why do we vow at 8:30 AM not to eat any more sweets, yet at 3:30 PM we’ve got our hands in a co-worker’s candy stash?

Why do we sign up for a gym membership we rarely ever use?

Why do we say we’re going to remain calm and rational during an intense meeting, but twenty...

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I Can Add “Sociopath” to My Personal Profile messages Sep 29, 2012

I recently had the pleasure of hearing Brené Brown speak.  If you’re not familiar with her work, she’s a researcher on shame and vulnerability and her Ted talk went viral.

You may be wondering why I was going to hear someone talk about shame and vulnerability….I...

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