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Triggers + Routines = Habit Change Foundation

If you’re making major changes in how you relate to food, and what you choose to put in your body, many would say you’re ‘on a diet.’ This sounds like a short term intervention, doesn’t it? Like if you’re on it now, you’ll soon be off it again. The idea of being ‘on a diet’ …

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Willpower, and why the best ideas come from within

“People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of others.” – Blaise Pascal This is a foundational truth of coaching – that people respond better when they form an idea in their own head rather than having someone else hand it …

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Satisficing. Yes, it’s a thing.

Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good. Or something along those lines. This is another quote I stumble over every once in awhile in my readings, and as you’ve come to expect with posts here that start with quotes – it resonates with me. It also reminds me of this one: “Often times people …

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A deceptively simple-seeming concept I recently came across goes something like this: “It’s not you. It’s not me. It’s US.” Seeing a relationship like this lets both parties view it as something outside themselves. Something that exists independently, and therefore as something that you can dissolve without reflecting negatively on either person. It’s not that …

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Reframing, or Perspectives revisited

Let’s start with a definition of terms, from Wikipedia: Cognitive reframing is a psychological technique that consists of identifying and then disputing irrational or maladaptive thoughts. Reframing is a way of viewing and experiencing events, ideas, concepts and emotions to find more positive alternatives. In other words, reframing is taking an issue, situation, or interaction …

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Wellness Defined, part 3

Let’s jump back into the Wellness Defined series with a quick definition of the terms disease and illness. Then we’ll look at a different way of seeing health, wellness, disease, and illness. The shortest and most eloquent definition I’ve found for these terms goes as follows: “Illness is what a person feels on the way …

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Wellness Defined, part 2

Welcome back! In part 1 of Wellness Defined, we looked at the first definition of Wellness. In part two, we’ll be looking at the second part of that definition – with the intention of finding you a starting point for your journey to wellness. part 2 of our dictionary.com definition: Wellness: 2) an approach to …

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