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2012: Your Best Year Yet -- Sticking With Your Plan

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

One of the biggest challenges of being human is sticking with the plans we've made. When I look back at my failures, both big and small, it boils down to not having done what I knew to do. Doesn't it seem as if we're guided by two voices, always at war over our time and attention?

How to Create a Homelike Environment for Memory Care

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 04.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

For family members who are helping a loved one with memory loss transition to an assisted living community or to any new living arrangement, it is important to recreate the elements that have always made those loved ones feel at home.

2012: Your Best Year Yet -- What Are Your Top 10 Goals?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

People who have goals achieve more results in their lives. The issue is that the majority of people don't have clearly-defined annual goals -- goals that are written down, goals that are a clear statement of your top priorities for the coming year.

2012: Your Best Year Yet -- Give Yourself a Performance Review

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 03.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Even though performance reviews are intended to improve our performance, few of us welcome them. Why? Because we're afraid we'll get bad news, hear about what we're doing wrong and be given advice we don't want -- or feel we need.

2012: Your Best Year Yet -- Discover the Biggest Obstacle to Your Success

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

To make 2012 your personal best year yet, please stop trying to get rid of all your negative thinking at once because it just can't be done. By following the four steps below, you'll find your strongest limiting paradigm and create the way around it, once and for all.

How To Set Practical Health Goals In The New Year

Ruth Zukerman | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Ruth Zukerman

While most New Year's resolutions take time, energy and planning, there are quick changes that you can make today that can improve your well-being and put you in the driver's seat on the journey to a new and improved you.

Health Writer Tara Parker-Pope Reveals Her Weight Loss Plan

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Last year, New York Times health writer Tara Parker-Pope interviewed me about my weight loss views. This year, it was my turn to interview her about hers.

5 Holiday Arguments You Can Expect, And Reject

Laurie Puhn | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Laurie Puhn

As a lawyer and couples mediator I have observed the same dumb arguments ruining relationships during the holidays, and year round. Here are the top five arguments that emerge around the holidays, and the smart responses you can use to reject conflict.

Hope: Autism

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 02.11.2012 | Parents
Ariane Zurcher

There's hope, and then there's desperation. Often I am not sure which one is pushing me more.

Antibiotics With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers?

Josh Tetrick | Posted 01.26.2012 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

Spit out that Thanksgiving leftover ham and pick up a barf bag. Because even the hardy Pilgrims would take a pass on some of those leftovers if they k...

When Can Making Medical Decisions Be Hazardous To Your Health?

Matthew D. Erlich, M.D. | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew D. Erlich, M.D.

A doctor's decision-making abilities may be related to the time of day. Making decisions seems highly affected by what social psychologists call "decision fatigue."

Judge's Opinion On Prozac-Induced Murder Now Available Online

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 10.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Many tragic acts of suicide and violence could be averted by reducing or stopping the use of anti-depressant drugs, and by greater professional and public awareness of the dangers associated with these drug.

Exercise And Pain: What's Normal

Ruth Zukerman | Posted 12.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Ruth Zukerman

Does the old adage "no pain, no gain" hold any truth when it comes to effective exercise

Memory Loss Doesn't Equal Loss Of Humanity

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 12.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

People with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of memory loss often seem to live in a different reality or a different time and place. Despite this disconnect, we should not simply dismiss a person as "gone."

Oprah's Life Coach On Achieving Your Goals

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 11.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Truth be told, I wanted to learn more about Martha Beck, so I contacted her with the intent of turning it into an interview. She agreed, but only if I would allow her to coach me on something.

5 Ways To Honor World Alzheimer's Day

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

World Alzheimer's Day provides an opportunity for us to truly consider the effect Alzheimer's will likely have on our lives if a cure is not found.

Exercise Tips For Every Age

Ruth Zukerman | Posted 11.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Ruth Zukerman

Exercising under the best of circumstances is hard enough. Compound these daily obstacles with the pitfalls of aging, and getting or staying in shape can become an uphill climb.

Helping Children Thrive When Faced With Setbacks: Lessons From Carol Dweck

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 10.30.2011 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

The lesson is this -- every day is a new day in being a parent. We can help our children learn not to wilt when there are setbacks.

Why Time Flies When You're Having Fun

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Dinah Avni-Babad and Ilana Ritov found that people judge the duration of a period of time from memory differently than they judge the duration of a time period as it is going on.

Your Daily mOMent

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.29.2011 | Healthy Living

We're all busy. Work, activities, errands, bills, responsibilities, friends -- sometimes it all turns into one big run-on sentence and we forget to ta...

10 Ways To Stay Motivated To Work Out

Ruth Zukerman | Posted 10.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Ruth Zukerman

Has your relationship with a gym ever atrophied? Have your visions of a beach body ever become blurry? Whatever the case, maintaining a workout regime is often more difficult than actually starting one

Growing Bolder: How Old Are You?

Marc Middleton | Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc Middleton

When someone says, "But I don't feel 50," it implies that 50 is supposed to feel bad. We believe that because we've been programmed to believe it for decades. We have the power to redefine what it means to grow old.

Should You Be Friends With Your Ex?

Lauren Mackler | Posted 10.12.2011 | Divorce
Lauren Mackler

If you're parents, it's always in your children's best interest to co-parent in a friendly and mutually respectful manner. Divorce is always painful. ...

At 88, The Healthy Routine That Works For Me

David H. Murdock | Posted 10.09.2011 | Healthy Living
David H. Murdock

In previous blogs, I've talked about what I eat to remain healthy and energetic at 88 years of age -- here are a few examples.

Write Your Fears A Love Letter

Laurie Gerber | Posted 10.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

Dear Fear, I wanted to write you a threatening letter, in hopes that it would make you go away once and for all. You are not welcome in my life.