We’ve talked about intuitive eating, and the importance of breaking your fast by eating in the morning. But as several diligent readers have pointed out…
Autumn is as heavy with meaning as the ground is coated in the refuse of a season’s death. Spiritually speaking, we can feel grief or
Have you ever wondered why it feels so good to cross something off of your list?
There’s a psychological principle, known as the “Zeigarnik effect,” named for its discoveress Bluma Zeigarnik, that comes close to addressing why.
You see, we tend to remember things we need to do better than things we’ve already done.
So even if you’ve crossed four of five items off the list, your brain focuses on the one you have left.
As our lives become increasingly busy, it’s common for our sleep schedules to suffer. We might stay up late working, watching TV, or scrolling through social media, and then struggle to wake up in the morning feeling rested and alert.
Taking care of yourself in a world that hopes you won’t is radical. Right?
But it doesn’t always look the way we think it will… It doesn’t always look like self-soothing. It doesn’t always look like saying “yes” to our momentary flashes of whims that we believe will stave off discomfort. It doesn’t always look like abdicating our responsibilities when we don’t believe there’s any more gas in the tank.
“Stressed out” has only been pressure-tested as a concept for less than 100 years. That sounds crazy, considering that all human advancements were designed to