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08 February

Persistence of Alarms

A few months ago I began to rethink the power of my alarm clock to help me consistently do a bunch of small things throughout my day. Most of us dread the morning alarm clock and we often sleepily reach over to hit snooze, knocking items off our night stand in the process. This scene plays out billions of time a day across the globe as we each live our lives measured by a clock.

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As I think about making positive behavior change, I am reminded of one of my weaknesses that I have tried to turn into a strength: expressing love. Over the last 14 years, I have been learning about the love languages of my wife and children. While I'm frankly still quite pathetic at giving the love others want, one thing I have begun improving started whenI gave each person a love journal with a singular purpose

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A behavior improvement I have been working on for some time is to manage my eating in a healthy way and in the process to lose a few pounds. Surely, all of us have those moments during the day when we crave high calorie foods. I am no exception and lately I've been turning to a new fix to push the munchies away. My solution is to drink a cup of herbal tea, Mate cocido.

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05 February

A 'When to Eat' Scale

I used to eat until I was full and a few hours later, I'd eat again and again and again and I would live most of my days feeling full. I thought that was what I was supposed to do. When meal time came around, I used to eat because the clock told me so. I'd finish my food because I wasn't supposed to let it go to waste. I'd look forward to a dessert

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In a world of 7.4 billion people, there are 795 million undernourished people in the world today according to the United Nations World Fund Programme, and yet "more than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese" according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The paradox between haves and have-nots is astounding and leads me to draw the conclusion that to feel 'controlled hunger' is a gift to return to a

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