My friend Brooke* called me the other day to catch up. I hadn’t seen her for a few weeks, and she was telling me how she had been traveling for work and had just come back from vacation with her family. She said she had been eating and drinking the whole time and was ready…

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My girls love to cook, and my youngest always wants me to try what she made. The other morning, she reheated some s’mores that she and her sister made and wanted me to take a bite. It was first thing in the morning, and I would normally never eat something so sweet that early. But…

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I think of myself in a lot of different ways. I’m sensitive, compassionate, funny, and for sure type A. All of these are identities I’ve created for myself, and they make me act in specific ways. For example, I can’t stand to think about anyone feeling left out and will cross a cocktail party to…

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Note: This post is the third in a three-part series on habit change Why are habits so hard to break? Because you’re going about it the wrong way. The key is to change habits — not break them. Trying to break habits never works, because it’s almost impossible to completely stop doing something you’ve trained…

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