Posts Tagged ‘willpower’

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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March 9, 2016

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Recently, my daughter invited me to join her at an Orangetheory Fitness class.  I was reluctant; no, I was scared.  It had been many years since I had stepped outside my comfort zone and I knew that was exactly what would happen at OTF.  On the other hand, I couldn’t say “no” to any opportunity

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August 11, 2015

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We have often heard, “It’s not how you start, but how you finish.” When it comes to my day, it is how I start and how I finish. Before I knew the term, “bookending,” I was actually doing it. And perhaps we all do it. We start and end our day essentially the same way,

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April 1, 2015

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Do you NEED a study break or do you just THINK you do? “The body achieves what the mind believes” ~Jim Evans Research from a group of Stanford University psychologists led by Dr. Veronika Jobs supports the idea that you only “need” a study break because you have been conditioned to believe you do. With

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April 1, 2015

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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~William Durant If excellence is a habit, so is complacency. How do we move away from negative habits that do not serve us and toward habits that restore and support our growth and happiness? Most of us respond to this

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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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