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Aspects of Well-Being, Part 9

Routines. Kind of broad and all encompassing, huh? I mean, all of the previous 8 parts of this series could be said to reduce down to “change your routine.” And that’s true. What I want to cover here is the broader idea of having a routine and how it can help with behavior and habit …

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Aspects of Well-Being, Part 7

Movement. Or you can think of this aspect as ‘exercise’ if you prefer. I find that some words come with more baggage than I want to address in these posts, so I’ll be using ‘movement’ instead – since that’s truly the point – to move your body. There are three types of movement I want …

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Aspects of Well-Being, Part 6

Habits. I want to zero in a bit on those that surround the act of nourishing our bodies, because this is often where I see the most dysfunction. There are two things that you’ll need before addressing eating habits. These may seem simplistic, but experience has shown me that without these two things, no attempt …

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Aspects of Well-Being, Part 3

In the last installment of my Aspects of Well-being series, we looked at general tips for keeping interactions between coworkers calm and on point. This week I’d like to touch on another important aspect of well-being and office life – Ergonomics. This is perhaps the most controversial topic in this series. Not because anyone would …

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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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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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