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Breaking Bad Habits

The Power Of Small Tweaks And Tiny Habits

Bonnie St. John | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Bonnie St. John

During six years of research for our upcoming book, Micro-Resilience, we've come across and shared many insights that contribute to breakthrough performance.

4 Science-Backed Techniques to Help You Break a Bad Habit

Jayson DeMers | Posted 08.31.2016 | Education
Jayson DeMers

Your bad habits are putting your life, your health, your career, or your relationships in jeopardy. You know they're there, and you want to get rid of them--but you also know from experience that it's just not that easy.

Keep Doing 'Mediocrity' Until You Can No Longer Stomach It

Greg Newton | Posted 06.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Newton

We live in a culture that shouts in our ear that we must become successful. That we must kill any "averageness" within us, and replace it with boldness, exceptionalism and success. (After all, "settling" is practically the worst crime you could possibly commit in our self improvement culture.)

Why New Year's Day Is an Illusion

Maggie McReynolds | Posted 12.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maggie McReynolds

If you're like me, you're uneasily thinking about writing up some New Year's resolutions. Maybe you go easy on yourself and call it "setting intention...

I'm 44, I Still Bite My Nails, and I Hate It

Betsy Hnath | Posted 12.18.2016 | Women
Betsy Hnath

For my twentieth wedding anniversary, I got a beautiful diamond solitaire. It stands high and proud, cradled in its six prongs, throwing sparkles in every direction from the light bouncing off its the facets.

How to Overcome a Guilty Pleasure

Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree | Posted 06.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree

Think about one guilty pleasure you have and come up with a creative way to look for other ways to meet your needs. Remember be creative. Your solution should be fun and interesting, because the more fun, the more likely it is that it will work.

Why We Should Stop Saying Sorry So Often

Brooke Metz | Posted 05.21.2015 | Good News
Brooke Metz

Not only do we devalue "sorry" when we use it unnecessarily, but we also devalue ourselves.

Saying 'No' Can Yield Big Returns

Steph Wagner | Posted 09.01.2014 | Money
Steph Wagner

For the first year after the divorce was final, my auto-response to just about every question that flew out of the mouths of my three sons was "YES!" It was an automatic, rapid-fire and knee-jerk reaction to each and every query.

Why You Should Be a FARC-er

Amanda Gore | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

The unconscious fears that rule our lives have been hidden away for so long in most cases that we have no idea of their programming running in the background. Fear is usually our default program.

Iyanla Vanzant: 5 Steps To Breaking A Negative Pattern

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

By Iyanla Vanzant Q: How do I break a negative pattern? 1. First, notice it. Maybe you always end up in drama-filled relationships, or you go...

WATCH: Is This The Secret To Breaking Bad Habits?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

What's the secret to breaking bad habits? First, it helps to know how habits form in our brains. They are actually cemented there by a "three-part ...

The 13 Bad Habits We Just Can't Give Up

Posted 11.21.2013 | Fifty

Earlier this month, a survey in Britain about bad habits found that people struggle most with trying to give up smoking, although many also are addict...

WATCH: Beat Your Addiction In Three Steps

Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living

An important part of beating addiction is to identify what is driving people to use the "poison" of choice in the first place. That was the case f...

Breaking Bad Habits

Marcia Wieder | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcia Wieder

When I coach people on the obstacles that may be slowing them down or even sabotaging their dreams, often it comes down to behaviors that can be easily corrected. But it begins with honestly assessing and recognizing what it is.

Breaking Bad... Habits

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

Breaking a bad habit is never easy, but you can make it a lot easier by making negative mental associations and by replacing bad habits with good. Before you know it, you won't have that bad habit anymore, and you'll feel empty if you miss your workout or walk, instead!

What You Need To Know About Stress Shopping

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.24.2013 | Style

Forget meditation and yoga: For many stressed-out Americans, the best remedy for a stressful day at work or the sting of a painful breakup is the smel...

11 Ways To Break ANY Bad Habit

Jeremy Dean | Posted 03.26.2013 | Home
Jeremy Dean

Have you given up on your New Year's resolutions yet? One of the main reasons that New Year's resolutions are so often forgotten before January is out is that they usually require habit change.

The Tyranny Of Trying To Do It Perfectly: 6 Ways To Overcome Perfectionism

Helene Lerner | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

With holiday tasks to accomplish, work projects to be finished, and family obligations to be met, realize that something has got to give. Perhaps it's time for it to be your perfectionism.

Finally, A Site For Sharing How We All Stumble

Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.30.2012 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

Lift, a new app from the incubator backed by Twitter's co-founders, is designed to make you a better person through continuous positive reinforcement....

Ramadan Reflection Day 13: How To Break Bad Habits

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.01.2012 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Be patient with yourself -- its ok to take time in overcoming a habit. If you slip up, just start again. Before you know it, a week without doing it will become a month and then a year and so on.

One Good Way To Kick A Bad Habit

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 06.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Bring this practice into the moments of your life at home and at work where you notice the habits occurring. Allow it to widen the space of awareness and choose a different response.

Quit Your Vices And Find Happiness

Lauren Zander | Posted 12.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Zander

Can you stop overeating? Can you control your drinking? Can you put the cigarette down? The real answer is "of course you can." The issue is will you?

The Extraordinary Power of Habits

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

We like to think we have a tremendous amount of control over our own behavior. Yet, our habits have a huge influence on the way we act.

How to Talk to Your Child About Obesity

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2011 | Parents
Mark Goulston, M.D.

You have to care enough about your child giving up their overeating for you to give up a self-defeating or even self-destructive habit you have.