9 weeks and 21 questions

Posted in: behavior change, health, human behavior, life, nutrition, psychology, weight loss- Feb 13, 2014 2 Comments

They say it takes 21 days to form or break a habit give or take depending on who you ask. I say it’s taken 9 weeks for the cravings to subside—exactly three times as long. I have no idea of the significance but an interesting coincidence nonetheless. This begs the question, (1) can you break […]

Week 8: Oh the irony…

Posted in: behavior change, human behavior, life, weight loss- Feb 06, 2014 Comments Off on Week 8: Oh the irony…

Well hi folks! Thanks for stopping by. I’ve always thought the universe had a good sense of humor (<<it’s totally winking) so I’m not overly shocked that the very thing I am doing to become healthier is actually making me sick. Eeyup, turns out my liver is not happy with shakes, soups, and bars (frankly, I […]

Vulnerability and connection

Posted in: behavior change, human behavior, neuroscience- Jan 11, 2014 Comments Off on Vulnerability and connection

Addictions always originate in unhappiness, even if hidden. They are emotional anesthetics; they numb pain. The “Warm Embrace” of Addiction, by Gabor Maté, MD,  is an article I read recently that made a ton of sense to me. (Note I say “me”. I truly believe this is a unique journey for each individual and I’m just putting out what […]

Week 3: Reshaping vs. embracing the self

Posted in: behavior change, human behavior- Dec 30, 2013 4 Comments

Reshaping Sociological accounts of the process of recovery from dependent drug use have emphasized the importance of the individual constructing a non-addict identity for themselves. via Iron Man: Addiction and the Lives We Tell | The White Noise, Scientific American Blog Network In other words: if you’re trying to break an addiction, you basically need to […]

Week 2: Little Miss…

Posted in: life, weight loss- Dec 26, 2013 7 Comments

Week 2 Guess what? I survived! Sorry, I guess that’s getting old but I’ve woken up today with a sense of lightness, relief, and happiness I haven’t necessarily been feeling over the last week. I would say my average mood was angry. I kept trying to figure out why I was angry or with whom […]

Week 1: Hunger and Addiction

Posted in: behavior change, health, psychology, weight loss- Dec 18, 2013 2 Comments

Day 8 Well, as expected, I survived! In class, we were asked to find one word to describe our first week. My word was “miraculous” because of how many times I thought I was going to die but didn’t 😉 I even survived my first holiday party—granted I was clutching my soup bowl and obsessively […]

You are your own worst enemy (and marketers know it)

Posted in: behavior change, human behavior, psychology- Oct 22, 2011 Comments Off on You are your own worst enemy (and marketers know it)

I have struggled most of my life against myself. Of course, I spent a healthy number of years blaming my parents, but it really comes down to me. Yup, I am my own worst enemy. We all have our personal bête noires. Some of us have more than one just to keep it interesting. So […]