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Jan Shepherd

The Good Advice Of Others

Jan Shepherd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Shepherd

Is there any criteria that can I use to see if the advice works? It turns out that the answer is pretty simple -− I try it on and work it. And if it works, I use it.

Is TV Oversimplifying Our Reality?

Jan Shepherd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Shepherd

I have been watching my own black and white thinking and the difficulty I often have in holding ambiguity for long. I started asking myself, " How did this happen?"

What's Eating You? 5 Food-Thought Patterns and Their Effect

Jan Shepherd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Shepherd

For me, it was finding what worked and what didn't. It was learning that my ego was what was fragile, not me. And it was my beliefs that were holding me back, not my mistakes or failures.

The Bearable Lightness of Being

Jan Shepherd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Shepherd

How many times can we watch the same footage of oil-soaked birds, commandos mounting an assault or refugees living in squalid conditions before we begin to believe that our world has tilted out of orbit?

The Beauty of Looking Inward

Jan Shepherd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Shepherd

The truth of our strength is in what we have already overcome and that we are searching for new and better ways to manage our lives. You have already taken the first steps.

Fat, Feelings and Freedom to Love Yourself

Jan Shepherd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Shepherd

Take a few minutes each day to look into a mirror and tell yourself simply, "I love you." Even if you don't believe it, or don't believe that it will have a positive effect.

Emotional Fillers: Confronting My Binge Eating Disorder

Jan Shepherd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Shepherd

As long as I avoided experiencing my emotions, I resorted to addictive patterns. And even though I have maintained a 200-pound weight loss for nearly a decade, I still do.