Author Archives: Lynn

The Sneaky Way We Sabotage Ourselves When Things Are Going Well

I recently started a new small-steps habit — two minutes of breathing exercises with a resistance device, to help increase my lung capacity. For the first couple days, it was tough. I got dizzy a few breaths in, and had … Continue reading

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Your Health Goals: Are They Bigger Than They Need To Be?

Do you ever feel like you make huge commitments in your health journey that you can’t keep? I know I do. But what if we stopped making grandiose, unachievable goals that we’ll inevitably fail at, and made smaller goals that … Continue reading

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Three Minutes to Mindfulness

“I can tell you’ve been meditating,” my husband said to me. “You’ve been a lot more mindful recently.” My first reaction was a guilty twinge. I’d been intending to meditate.  I’d even cajoled myself into a couple of three-minute sessions, … Continue reading

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How One Small Step Really Can Change Your Life

Back in January 2011, when I started this blog, I explained what I was trying to do: discover small, easy changes I could make that would significantly improve the quality of my life. But I didn’t talk about why I … Continue reading

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Free Ebook: The Kaizen Plan for Reducing Holiday Stress

Is your holiday season starting to get hectic? The Kaizen Plan for Reducing Holiday Stress is full of tips for handling everything from entertaining to shopping to visiting family. Download your free copy here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/105672 Pass it on, and help … Continue reading

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Making Micro-Changes: Don’t Miss the Free “3 Tiny Habits” Course!

I just learned about this course from Stanford researcher B.J. Fogg called “3 Tiny Habits” — it’s like the kaizen approach to kaizen! Fogg leads you through a free email course, in which you are asked to make three 30-second … Continue reading

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Is It Time to Rethink Your Routines?

I’ve never liked the idea of routines. Just saying the word makes me feel claustrophobic and trapped. But as I pay more attention to my own behavior, I’ve realized something shocking. I already have routines. (Okay, maybe it’s not shocking … Continue reading

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Giveaway: The Best of Small Steps to Big Change

I’ve collected the best posts of this blog, organized them by topic, and published them in an anthology: “The Best of Small Steps to Big Change, volume 1.” Today I’m giving away a free copy to one lucky commenter at … Continue reading

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How to Recover From Mild Burnout and Get More Energy

Have you been working too hard and ignoring your body’s needs? It was probably for a good cause–taking care of a family emergency or meeting an urgent deadline–but now that the problem’s solved, how do you deal with feelings of … Continue reading

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When Your Head and Your Heart Don’t Agree, Which One Do You Listen To?

Trust your feelings, Luke. That was Obi-Wan’s advice, and who am I to question the wisdom of a Jedi Master? Except that there have been times in my own life when ignoring logic and following my emotions made me even … Continue reading

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