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The Only Teacher is Self-Awareness

“People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering… 1,636 more words

Emotional Intelligence

Mindfulness and Presence

In my last post I mentioned mindfulness and presence as tools to bring you out of resistance and into moving forward with a task.

What exactly are… 217 more words


Creating Success

The WMP staff looks very closely at what makes a program participant successful. There is advice about that all over this blog. We gather information from the facilities as well as individual participants to understand what works for this weight loss program, and why. 276 more words

Behavior Change

Your Body is Your Subconscious Mind

Your body is your subconscious mind. Memories are stored in your body. If something doesn’t “feel” right, often you don’t do it. The knot in your stomach, constriction in your throat, or pressure in your chest are indicators that your subconscious programs are kicking in. 142 more words


"Follow me: I'm a role model"

Though significant improvements to health can be achieved through policy change (making healthier choices the default option) and through the smart use of behavioral economic principles (like rewards and incentives), many health promotion programs suffer from an inherent bias: they primarily help only those who are ready to help themselves. 339 more words

The Vitality Institute

Failing is Good

I am sure no one wants to fail. Failing is not pretty or fun. I know if I fail at something what usually follows is a feeling of disappointment and shame. 382 more words

Coaching Techniques

Small change of the week: Bring a little peace to your mind

Did you know:

There’s a lot more to meditation than the New Age “woo-woo” medicine that was popularized in the 1970s. Research both old and new shows that it can be a powerful tool to help ameliorate both emotional and physical ailments. 274 more words