Overcoming the Emotional Barriers of Fat Loss and Exercise

Emotions can be great, I really like a handful of them but others can make goal achievement challenging at times. Let’s say you and your significant other get in a little fight. Maybe he didn’t do the dishes for the 1 millionth time or maybe she looked at another guy and you have like insecurity […]

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Motivation: it needs to be right kind before you even think about making a plan

In 2005 Theodore Powers, a researcher from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth published a paper on implementation intentions and New Year’s resolutions. Implementation intentions are an incredibly useful tool for anyone who is planning on making changes. Implementation intentions specify the exact opportunity to act on a behavior. Let’s say someone sets a weight loss […]

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How to Flourish Physically and Emotionally

In 1998 psychologist Martin Seligman was appointed president of the American Psychological Association (APA). Up until then psychology had focused on reducing disease. As president of the APA, Seligman wanted to focus on bringing about the positive ‘flourishing’ conditions of life. His focus was on positive psychology, the study of personal strength, resilience, and what […]

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