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Screw That. There’s Nothing Wrong Wit...

Screw That. There’s Nothing Wrong With You.
A few weeks ago, I read this NY Times opinion piece about how busy working parents really have more time than they think they do.  It was written by a mother of four children under eight years old, who just published a book and travels a great deal for work, as does her husband. [...]

Routines Can Heal Your Heart (and Bod...

Routines Can Heal Your Heart (and Body)
Routines are like mental butlers. Once you have a routine in place, then the mental processes that make the behavior happen take place automatically. — Michael McCullough I recently finished leading one of my six-week online courses. Happily, I achieved one of my personal health goals for the course — to become measurably less anxious. [...]

Sometimes It’s Better to Receiv...

Sometimes It’s Better to Receive than to Give
I have seen over and over again that having a team of people to help with the hard work of healing can mean the difference between a healthy future and years of suffering.   When I see people resist asking for or accepting help, I understand because I struggle with it too, but it [...]

5 Tips to Make Eating Your Veggies a ...

5 Tips to Make Eating Your Veggies a Breeze
We’ve all read the news. We know that experts from the FDA to the Mayo Clinic recommend a diet higher in fruits and vegetables and lower in animal products.  Health leaders like Kaiser Permanent are constantly telling us that  such a diet can help people lose weight; lower their cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar; [...]

Take Charge: Day 25 – Jump In: ...

Take Charge: Day 25 – Jump In: What are Your Big Rocks?
The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. —Stephen Covey Step 1. Choose four “big rocks” (high priority action items) that you could put in your schedule on a regular basis to support your healing. Check out my previous post Take Charge Day 24: Put First Things [...]

Take Charge: Day 24 – Put First...

Take Charge: Day 24 – Put First Things First
Action expresses priorities. —Mahatma Gandhi We’re approaching the end of Practice 1, Take Charge. We’ve covered several concrete things you can do to take leadership in your healing work. Now, how can you be sure to take action? Once again, I want to draw from the wisdom of Stephen Covey in his landmark book, [...]