The most common reason we get stuck in our lives is because of something called “experiential avoidance”. What is that? This brief video explains it beautifully.

Study: If you think of exercise as something fun, you’ll eat less afterwards

This is a fascinating – and useful – look at how we think of  things impacts our behaviors. Towards the end of the article, it reads:

“We can frame our workouts in different ways,” Dr. Werle said, “by focusing on whatever we consider fun about it, such as listening to our favorite music or chatting with a friend” during a group walk. “The more fun we have,” she concluded, “the less we’ll feel the need to compensate for the effort” with food.

Check it out…

NY Times: Losing weight may require some serious fun

How To Be Alone 101

Put down your cell phone and the constant quest for companionship with others, and open up to what life is like being with you…

Life With A Dog

When I suggest to clients who are lonely, isolated and depressed that they consider getting a dog, they often look at me like I’m the one in need of treatment. But this NY Times article highlights the various ways dogs can help us all…

Life With A Dog


What if the secret to success is failure?

“It is a central paradox of contemporary parenting, in fact: we have an acute, almost biological impulse to provide for our children, to give them everything they want and need, to protect them from dangers and discomforts both large and small. And yet we all know — on some level, at least — that what kids need more than anything is a little hardship: some challenge, some deprivation that they can overcome, even if just to prove to themselves that they can. As a parent, you struggle with these thorny questions every day, and if you make the right call even half the time, you’re lucky. But it’s one thing to acknowledge this dilemma in the privacy of your own home; it’s quite another to have it addressed in public, at a school where you send your kids at great expense.”

What if the Secret to Success is Failure? (NY Times)