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Mini-Kaizen Plan: Easing Into a New Diet

So you want to start a new diet–maybe your goal is to lose a few pounds, or maybe your doctor has recommended you change your eating habits for better health. How can you use kaizen to ease yourself into a … Continue reading

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Don’t Let That Camel Stick Its Nose In Your Tent!

“If the camel once gets his nose in the tent, his body will soon follow.” –Arabian Proverb I came across this proverb while researching How Horseshoe Nails Are Ruining Your Life. My first thought was, “Wow, do I have a … Continue reading

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The “Imagine It” Test – A Quick Diagnostic for Goal-Setting

Want to know how likely it is that you’re going to achieve a particular goal? Take the “imagine it” test: spend a few moments imagining yourself doing the things that would get you closer to your goal. Can you see … Continue reading

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Did You Know Your Living Room Can Give You More Willpower?

You already know that getting rid of clutter saves you: Time: no more looking for misplaced items Money: no more buying duplicates because you didn’t remember you already had one or because you had one that you can’t find Embarrassment: … Continue reading

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Eat Less, Write More With This Technique for Resisting Temptation

When’s the last time you ate at a Mexican restaurant without overindulging in chips? For me, it was last week. I hear you scoffing. I know, I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t been there. 🙂 I recently finished reading … Continue reading

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Everything I Know About Goal Setting, I Learned From My Grocery List

Okay, maybe not everything. But this month, my grocery list taught me how to link my everyday behavior to my long-term goals. Here’s what happened. As the next small step in our quest to eat healthier, my husband and I … Continue reading

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What’s Your Model for Success?

I used to think of my goals as something that I would reach if I worked hard. It’s a simple model, with a simple explanation for success and failure. If I reached a goal, then I must have worked hard … Continue reading

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Is Healthy Holiday Eating Possible? (Reduce Holiday Stress, Part 1)

Thanks to Shelley for inspiring this post with her comment last week asking for tips on resisting holiday treats! The winter holiday season can be a difficult time to maintain healthy habits. We’re extra-busy with Christmas shopping, putting up decorations, … Continue reading

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Interview: The Kaizen Method to Living a Healthy Lifestyle with Barbara Bingham

This week Barbara Bingham, nutritionist and author of The Kaizen Method to Living a Healthy Lifestyle, has generously agreed to drop by and talk with us about how she applies the kaizen approach to counseling clients who want to improve … Continue reading

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What’s Your Sword of Damocles?

Have you heard the legend of Damocles? He was a member of the court of King Dionysius II of Syracuse, and he made the mistake of telling Dionysius how lucky he was to be king. Dionysius offered to switch places … Continue reading

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