How to Get Unstuck When Fear is Holding You Back

How to Get Unstuck When Fear is Holding You Back

Fear can show up even when you know you're making the best decision, so it's not a reliable indicator of what to do. Or is it? Here's how to get unstuck, and even use fear to your advantage, when it starts to creep up on you.

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Six Ways to Achieve Your Resolutions and Feel Happier All Year

Six Ways to Achieve Your Resolutions and Feel Happier All Year

New Year's resolutions are notorious for flaming out quickly. Here's what you need to know about how to create lasting, positive change and feel great while doing it.

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Unhealthy Relationships With Food: When Eating Is What's Eating You

Unhealthy Relationships With Food: When Eating Is What's Eating You

A reader of mine wanted to hear more about unhealthy relationships with food. Here's why it can be so hard to eat the types and amounts of food we want to, and how mindfulness can help.

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Trying to Get Fit? Don't Neglect Your Mind.

Trying to Get Fit? Don't Neglect Your Mind.

Your mind is an important part of your body, so be sure to include it in your fitness program. Mindfulness meditation provides a wealth of mental and physical health benefits, and helps you achieve whole-life fitness. 

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Embracing the Imperfect Mother

Embracing the Imperfect Mother

Moms often feel internal and external pressure to be perfect. Here I break down the "perfect mother" myth and give some tips for taking care of yourself, and appreciating how good you are already. 

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Why You Should Stop Using the Term “Delayed Gratification” . . . Right Now

Why You Should Stop Using the Term “Delayed Gratification” . . . Right Now

Change or growth require effort now, hopefully for a reward later. But if you call this "delayed gratification," you're making things harder than they need to be. Plus, you're missing the gratification that's right in front of you.

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How Cravings Bite the Hand That Feeds Them

How Cravings Bite the Hand That Feeds Them

Satisfying cravings is sheer bliss . . . at least at first. Here's how craving works—including why you might crave things you don’t even like—and what happens in your brain when you indulge them.

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How to Achieve Your Goals: The Top Eight Things You Need to Know

How to Achieve Your Goals: The Top Eight Things You Need to Know

My series on effective and healthy goal achievement has stretched over six months, so you're forgiven if you've missed a few. Here are the high points. 

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Emotional Contagion: Connecting by Catching Feelings

Emotional Contagion: Connecting by Catching Feelings

Ever experienced an emotional boost when you encountered a friend with a big smile on her face? If so, it isn’t your imagination; humans are hardwired for attunement with one another. Here's the science of it.

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How to Achieve Your Goals, Step 7: Inhibitional Goals and the "What the Hell Effect"

How to Achieve Your Goals, Step 7: Inhibitional Goals and the "What the Hell Effect"

Have you ever completely abandoned your goal after one slip-up? You might throw in the towel because you're applying the wrong goal-setting strategy. 

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