Posts Tagged ‘attention’

November 9, 2016

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Many awoke this morning feeling sad, scared, helpless, and marginalized. The United States Government was effectively overturned last night. It was accomplished ceremoniously, peacefully, and with full integrity. It wasn’t “rigged;” there was no bloodshed. Votes were counted and lines were drawn. Yes, it is good to be an American. Many of us never truly

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March 20, 2016

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College Corner March is a pivotal month for students; as temperatures warm and days lengthen, focus can be difficult. The month begins with exciting weeks anticipating and planning Spring Break, followed by the difficult return to reality – projects, due dates, and exams. Spring cleaning may conjure the image of a middle-aged woman clawing through an

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December 17, 2014

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Many of my clients have recently heard me talk about the benefits and limitations of willpower and self-control. The Marshmallow Test designed by Dr. Walker Mischel at Stanford University in the 1960s first sparked my interest in this issue. (Any test involving sugar gets my attention.) For the study, Mischel gave 500 4-year-olds the option

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November 22, 2014

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Here are a few stories I wrote with the “intention” of getting your “attention.” Caroline has gained weight, and as a result, she feels lethargic, self-conscious, and uncomfortable in her clothes. She has dieted before, only to relapse. This time, however, she’s motivated to do the work necessary to look and feel her best and

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