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Stress

Sneak Attack on a Better Lifestyle: Get Happy

June 5, 2010

This post is a spin-off of Supersize Your Cup, and the topic was one of the suggestions I made for increasing your capacity to make room for healthier habits in your life. Most of the time, Making Ourselves Happy is not at the top of our To-Do List. How did the world (our culture) come [...]

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A Test and A Plan

April 7, 2010

Life often gives us tests, don’t you think?  It’s an interesting game to try and figure out how to pass the tests—I have this theory that if we choose the “wrong” or less “right” options, we’ll generally have to face the same tests again later in a different form. With that theory in mind, it’s [...]

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A Sure Sign

April 5, 2010

I’m not the neatest person on the planet. What? You don’t believe that?! I once read an article saying that being messy is a good sign of creativity—I’ve just rolled with that idea ever since. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a slob. I like things clean and I love things to be neat. I [...]

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I Proved It Again!

February 3, 2010

A couple things…. Kristina and I seem to get to the point in the day (right before our sign language class) when we’re feeling a bit overloaded—-not with coaching, but with paperwork and crud that comes with coaching.  So, when our ASL instructor (Jennie) comes, we are most likely feeling like we should have practiced [...]

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Willpower and the ‘Slacker’ Brain

January 28, 2010

A new friend at RIT shared this very interesting story with me the other day.  I highly recommend listening to the recording describing this study that looked into why we make certain food choices. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122781981&sc=emaf “The brain is anatomically organized into different systems…..  You have a rational deliberative system which is sort of more to [...]

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Whelmed?

January 28, 2010

Did you ever see the movie Ten Things I Hate About You?  There’s a line from it, said by Bianca Stratford’s ditzy friend, that I always think of when I’m overwhelmed. As the two girls are walking along, the ditzy friend says, “I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed.  But can [...]

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