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Lifestyle Changes

Screw Resolutions: Make a Lifestyle Change Instead

Linden Schaffer | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Linden Schaffer

It's a few days into 2014. Have you already broken your New Year's resolution? If so, you are not alone. According to Dr. John C. Norcross, a professo...

Staying Healthy Is as Simple as ABC

Maureen Anderson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Have a purpose for your life that's compelling enough to make you want to take good care of yourself -- so you can live long enough to fulfill it. Have fun, and learn a lot.

4 Keys To Getting Yourself Out Of A Funk

Posted 09.09.2013 | OWN

By Robin Hilmantel Exercise slumps, relationship ruts, and overall mental funks happen to the best of us. But while getting stuck is inevitable, ...

What's the Best Way to Think of Ourselves When We Want to Initiate Change?

Gregg McBride | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

When people I know tell me they need to lose weight, I can often detect a degree of self-loathing in their tone. I can relate -- knowing how much I hated myself when I weighed over 450 pounds.

Tired Of Hearing What She Couldn't Do -- She Took Off Almost 200 Pounds

Posted 08.28.2013 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...

Tips for Travel and Life: Disappear

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 09.28.2015 | Travel
Aaron Caleb Bardo

We plan years, marriages, trips, etc. We try to watch it with arbitrary numbers, letters and symbols for our own Western conscience. But life doesn't happen like that. Life happens in moments. Life happens now, passing in seconds, minutes and hours.

How To Hold Yourself Accountable And Change A Bad Habit -- For Good

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

Some people do change. Some people do break their bad habits and pick up better ones. However, this requires an action plan, and more -- it requires taking responsibility for implementing that plan, one step at a time.

How I Discovered the Color of My Parachute

Maureen Anderson | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Maureen Anderson

The turning point in my life was when Dick Bolles -- strolling past me in a What Color Is Your Parachute? workshop and taking in my sudden delight at being alive -- had this observation: "If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right."

You Are What You Eat

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

As a physician, I always encourage patients to make lifestyle changes to improve their health. We aren't able to change our genetic makeup, but we should choose what we eat more carefully because the right foods may be able to prevent kidney disease.

Do Life's Turning Points Make a Difference?

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Gini Graham Scott

Think back to your own life. Are there experiences that stand out as critical turning points for you; incidents you think of as life-changing incidents? Then, taking those incidents, consider what might have been if they didn't happen?

Are We There Yet?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

I think most of us can think of an example of something we'd like to "arrive" at. For example, many individuals who want to lose weight have a specific number in mind. And that once they get to that number, their weight loss, and participation in a program, will stop.

You Do Not Need to Diet to Lose Weight

Monica O. Weinberg, MD | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Monica O. Weinberg, MD

In my experience as a physician, patients that "diet" often see their weight fluctuate up and down the scale. This reflects the nature of a diet. Many diets are extreme and not sustainable.

Have You Ever Watched Your Hair Grow?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

It's really hard to see incremental change, both positive and negative. As a result, it's really easy to lose hope on the healthy lifestyle wagon, since it is so difficult to see any instantly measurable difference.

It's Okay to Change

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Be open to where you're led, even if it makes no sense and is completely out of line with who you believe yourself to be in this moment. Lean into it: dabble, play and explore.

The Perfect Weight-Loss Romance

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Before putting all of your energy (literally) into your workouts, be sure that you are prepping yourself by eating the foods that provide you with the nutrients your body needs. A successful pairing of exercise and nutrition is not beyond your reach!

Want to Detox After Thanksgiving? Find a Plan Right for You

Linden Schaffer | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Linden Schaffer

With this past weekend being the unofficial start to the holiday season, are you going to write off your diet and exercise routine as a thing of the past, or are you committed to giving your body a chance to see how it feels internally from a light detox?

Can't Stop Craving Carbs?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Let's continue our exploration of cravings. In my last post, we discussed how stress causes us to crave carbs. I also mentioned that sometimes, simply being hungry will do the same since carbs readily convert to glucose.

Preparation: What's in Your Lunchbox?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Do you go off of the wagon when you are hungry and have nothing to eat? Do you realize you're starving and the only food available is something you'd prefer not to eat but "it'll have to do?" These are the times that you are most vulnerable to sabotaging your hard-won efforts.

The Company You (Don't) Keep

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

As you contemplate making a change, I invite you to find one or more people who will wholeheartedly be on your side. Then tell them what you are up to, and ask (out loud!) if they will help you through any rough spots.

What's Perfect for You?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

If you've begun to make a lifestyle change -- a new diet, exercise routine, stress reduction activity, or anything else -- consider that there will be times when you may need or want to get off your lifestyle wagon.

How Do You Make Lifestyle Changes? Part II

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

How do we confront making changes, particularly with food choices? First of all, I don't use the word "diet." It implies you need to "die" to do it, which does not inspire me at all.

How Do You Make Lifestyle Changes?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

In my practice I have seen that people generally make lifestyle changes in one of two ways. Neither is right or better. However, it is valuable to know what group you fall into so that you can plot the best course for making changes.

Are You Unknowingly Sabotaging Your Weight-Loss Efforts?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 11.04.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Wendie Trubow

I recently saw a patient who was struggling with her weight. She loved cooking. Every night while making dinner, she drank a bottle of wine. The average bottle of wine has about 750 calories -- that's half to a third of the recommended daily amount for women.

Addiction & Mental Illness: My Quarter-Life Crisis

Thomas Naples | Posted 09.30.2012 | College
Thomas Naples

I'm working to better myself as a person and to help others, one day at a time. I'm setting boundaries with other people and discovering spirituality. I'm taking care of myself. These are things that adults do.

Photographer Lisl Steiner On Letting Go Of The Past

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 06.17.2012 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

A wise octogenarian once said, "Don't be possessed by your possessions." Actually she said it last weekend, when she invited me to her new "stuff shop," a spot she had rented for a month to try to make a dent in the dispersal of her long-collected ephemera.