Monthly Archives: November 2012

Change your food choices? Six reasons it’s difficult.

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As the holidays approach, lots of people will be making lots of promises to eat better, eat smarter, eat leaner. But  food choice changes are more difficult than you might think. Why? Because there are several powerful forces that affect our food choices. So powerful that many of us may not be willing to acknowledge…

The science of creativity: Changing the way we think

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Creativity. It’s a positive, powerful trait that some people are just born with. A magical ability to see things in a new light, to think of solutions no one has thought of before. Or is it? Skills, not gifts Until Enlightenment, being creative meant channeling the muses—Greek mythology’s goddesses of inspiration. Great artists and inventors…

Social Media Changed the 2012 Election Experience

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The 2012 election was a heated debate for many, and regardless if your party won, we can all feel a little relief that the campaign ads are finally over. If you were like me, you probably unfriended or at the very least hid one of your “friends” who thought Facebook was a great space to…

Following Doctor’s Orders: Behavior Change in 82-year-olds.

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The truth is not everyone does what their doctor asks them to do or prescribes for them to improve their health or manage a chronic condition. Sometimes the most compelling factor in compliance and genuine behavior change  comes from someone other than the doctor.  At least that’s been my experience, especially with geriatric patients. And…

Exercising through Chemo

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Strangely, I was drawn to this group, not to feel better, but to find a group that handled their feelings the same way I did; though much sweat and exhaustion. So it began, a rigorous chemo and a cycling regime.  My husband honestly thought I was nuts; nevertheless, he supported me and never questioned why…

Gearing up for holiday eating—tips to stay healthy

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  Most of us strive to eat healthy to a certain extent.  However, the time of year is upon us where it is easy to let our healthy eating habits virtually disappear. After already consuming a substantial amount of Halloween candy it hit me: I need to start this holiday season on the right foot.  Healthy…

Change Hurts: 103 Miles on a Bike in the Bristol Hills

If there’s anyone out there reading my blogs, you know that I got back into bicycling this year. Lots of commuting. Lots of weekend rides. I figure I’m close to 1,500 bike miles this season. As a result, I must have been feeling a bit cocky because I signed up for the Highlander Corkscrew Century…

Monthly Archives: November 2012

Change your food choices? Six reasons it’s difficult.

1427696Young-woman-walking-down-aisle-in-supermarket_150px

As the holidays approach, lots of people will be making lots of promises to eat better, eat smarter, eat leaner. But  food choice changes are more difficult than you might think. Why? Because there are several powerful forces that affect our food choices. So powerful that many of us may not be willing to acknowledge…

The science of creativity: Changing the way we think

3944663_Female-popping-out-and-thinking-outside-the-box-150px

Creativity. It’s a positive, powerful trait that some people are just born with. A magical ability to see things in a new light, to think of solutions no one has thought of before. Or is it? Skills, not gifts Until Enlightenment, being creative meant channeling the muses—Greek mythology’s goddesses of inspiration. Great artists and inventors…

Social Media Changed the 2012 Election Experience

4250358_Vote-Button_150px

The 2012 election was a heated debate for many, and regardless if your party won, we can all feel a little relief that the campaign ads are finally over. If you were like me, you probably unfriended or at the very least hid one of your “friends” who thought Facebook was a great space to…

Following Doctor’s Orders: Behavior Change in 82-year-olds.

1761004_Doctor-and-Patient_150px

The truth is not everyone does what their doctor asks them to do or prescribes for them to improve their health or manage a chronic condition. Sometimes the most compelling factor in compliance and genuine behavior change  comes from someone other than the doctor.  At least that’s been my experience, especially with geriatric patients. And…

Exercising through Chemo

1947725_Woman-biking_150px

Strangely, I was drawn to this group, not to feel better, but to find a group that handled their feelings the same way I did; though much sweat and exhaustion. So it began, a rigorous chemo and a cycling regime.  My husband honestly thought I was nuts; nevertheless, he supported me and never questioned why…

Gearing up for holiday eating—tips to stay healthy

4820183_Autumn-background_150px

  Most of us strive to eat healthy to a certain extent.  However, the time of year is upon us where it is easy to let our healthy eating habits virtually disappear. After already consuming a substantial amount of Halloween candy it hit me: I need to start this holiday season on the right foot.  Healthy…

Change Hurts: 103 Miles on a Bike in the Bristol Hills

If there’s anyone out there reading my blogs, you know that I got back into bicycling this year. Lots of commuting. Lots of weekend rides. I figure I’m close to 1,500 bike miles this season. As a result, I must have been feeling a bit cocky because I signed up for the Highlander Corkscrew Century…