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A Business Plan for Your ...

A Business Plan for Your Health
Do you ever completely blow off your commitments  to your supervisor or co-workers for no good reason?  Probably not very often, right?   On the other hand, how often do you make a promise to yourself, like an earlier bedtime, a new exercise routine, or finally making that MD appointment, and then blow off…

Routines Can Heal Your He...

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.  …

Take Charge. Day 20 – Ma

Take Charge. Day 20 –  Make Good Hires
If I had listened to the first doctor, I wouldn’t be here today.  —Kris Carr   You probably wouldn’t buy a new car without researching it first and looking at a few options.  But people do that with doctors all the time. A 2008 study of how people choose their doctors found that only just…

Handling Hopelessness: Ta...

Handling Hopelessness: Take Two
This past Sunday morning I walked to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.  The stunning 80-minute roundtrip to the Wall from our home is one of the many benefits of living here this year. I got in some quality meditation and prayer time and was headed home, feeling grounded and hopeful, when an adorable little dog…

How to Eat More Veggies t...

How to Eat More Veggies this Spring
Spring has sprung. There may be another Nor’easter snowstorm coming our way here in Boston, but the geese are flying back, the crocuses are pushing up and spring is here.  I love this time of year. I feel like I get a do-over; a chance to take another stab at some of the resolutions I…