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Habit

Do You Pass the SATs?

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

What Is Sustainable, Authentic and True Is What Comes Easy To You When we effort, try and force our way into our lives, our jobs or even our relatio...

How To Get Healthier In Just 5 Minutes A Day

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

In any area of self-improvement -- not just in fitness and diet -- small changes in habit can lead to amazing results. Yet even the smallest change in behavior requires willpower and conscious effort -- something that sounds as simple as running five minutes a day won't be simple in practice.

Adding Too Much Value

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

A classic problem of smart, successful people is Adding Too Much Value. This bad habit can be defined as the overwhelming desire to add our two cents to every discussion.

Eating Is Not a Hobby

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Thirty years ago I lost 140 pounds the right way after 25 years of being obese and trying to lose weight the wrong way. Fortunately, I'm one of the ap...

5 Ways Dwelling On The Negative Affects Your Well-Being

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

While it is natural to reflect on upsetting experiences, brooding involves replaying the same scenes in your mind and reliving the emotional distress you felt at the time. Once you are in the habit of ruminating, the urge to brood can be easy to trigger and difficult to ignore.

How Long It Really Takes To Form A Habit, According To Science

James Clear | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

It makes sense why the "21 Days" myth would spread. It's easy to understand. The time frame is short enough to be inspiring, but long enough to be believable. And who wouldn't like the idea of changing your life in just three weeks?

How To Stick With Good Habits Even When Your Willpower Is Gone

James Clear | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

When your willpower is depleted, you are even more likely to make decisions based on the environment around you. After all, if you're feeling drained, stressed, or overwhelmed then you're not going to go through a lot of effort to cook a healthy dinner or fit in a workout.

Can Chocolate Make You Fit?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Can chocolate pave the way to a fitter you this year? Charles Duhigg says it can, and this isn't some miracle diet -- he provides research to back hi...

Turn The Page to the Adventure Story You're Meant to Live

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Afraid you will fail? Supplant your fear with a greater motivation.

Yoga to Go: Judith Hanson Lasater on Keys to a Rewarding Home Yoga Practice

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

In this interview, author and yoga teacher Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T., offers some keys to a rewarding home practice, based on her experience as a longtime practitioner and teacher. She encourages us to look at why we don't practice.

Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Aug. 30-Sep. 5)

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Even momentarily concentrating on healthy solutions rewires psychological patterns to receive and share healthy sexual love in the present. Here are three meditations with the themes of habit, passion, and play for you to ponder and practice this week.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

How long does it really take to change a habit? I definitely don't think the 21 days my friend referenced is enough, and if my experience is any guide, the 45 days isn't long enough to really change a habit, either.

7 Habits Of Empowered People

Jen Groover | Posted 09.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Jen Groover

Continued awareness brings you closer and closer to the new habit becoming your standard operating procedure and providing a greater sense of peace and happiness.

The Two-Faced Nature Of Stress

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

The effects of stress on willpower are a staple of romantic comedies. A character goes through a difficult romantic breakup, and in the next scene, she is sitting on the couch smeared in ice cream with empty wrappers strewn on the couch. Because these breakdowns of willpower are so clear when they happen, you might think that stressful situations bring out your worst behavior.

Why You're Sabotaging Yourself (And How To Stop)

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

Our optimal psychology is one where we're fully engaged in life -- effortless, joyful, and as a result extremely productive. And as our neuroscience advances, we can build tools to help all of us move into this optimal state more and more.

In Like a Lion, Out With a Laugh

Rob White | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

As we drove back to the camp, I thought how easy it is to get lost in our own private storms, forgetting about the part of us that can come out and play when the rain stops.

Creating Rituals

Kripalu | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Initiating a ritual is often difficult, but maintaining it is relatively easy. What rituals would make you happier? What would you like to introduce to your life?

Simple Math: Same Old + Same Old = Same Old

Rob White | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Whether the issue is working out at the gym or continuing a business practice, we're creatures of habit. And there's nothing wrong with habits -- they can keep us on track. The problem is when habits become "dead zones," void of mindfulness and awareness.

10 Tiny Crimes We've All Been Guilty Of

Posted 11.30.2012 | OWN

By Amy Shearn We've all had our "That's so annoying... wait! I think I do that!" moments, so we've compiled this list of mini social crimes that we...

Find It Hard to Wake Up in the Morning? Try Stretching

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I touch my toes, I do some straddle stretches, I twist left and right, etc. I do this not for any scientifically-based reason, but because it helps me feel awake and energetic. This easy, simple habit makes me feel much more alert and comfortable in my body.

Can You Make Exercise A Habit?

Jessica Cassity | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Jessica Cassity

If you can't make fitness a true habit, maybe a better question is, at what point do you start craving exercise? When does it become something you look forward to enough to do regularly without putting up an internal fight?

The Drinking Diaries

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 03.13.2012 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

We decided there was no place for women to share their stories -- the sad, happy and everything in between -- of drinking and the effect it has on their lives. We would provide that place.

On habits and how to change them

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Reprinted with permission from Grist.org. ...

PHOTOS: 7 Ways To Kick The Plastic Habit

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We need to break our dependence on oil, no doubt about that. One real culprit of our oil addiction is plastic. It's everywhere -- from single use pack...

Regular Daily Routines Enhance Sleep Experience

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We all know what it's like when our bodies fall out of synch with our normal routine. We can feel "off" and overly alert.