I mentioned in a previous blog post I have committed to
losing weight via the Weight Watchers’ method.
With more than a little grousing and grumbling I have been recording
each morsel making its way into my mouth.
(At least the current system is not as grueling as earlier versions of
Weight Watchers when you had to weigh everything ingested- see the Weight
Watchers episode of Mad Men for...
Dr. Ellen Langer
Harvard professor Dr. Ellen Langer believes much of the decline of old age may be driven by negative perceptions about one's later years. In other words, mindset determines outcome. Learn how to change your mind and change your life.
Is Mindfulness the Latest Fad? Are the Benefits Too Good to Be True?
you be skeptical if I told you that without taking a pill or seeing a therapist,
you could lower your blood pressure, raise your self-esteem, experience equanimity
in the face of stress, improve the quality of your sleep, reduce chronic pain,
get greater enjoyment from eating even while eating less, increase your energy
and make better decisions? That you could be happier and see the...
To Smarten Up, Put On a Happy Face!
Would you like to improve your working memory and decision making? Put on a happy face!Researchers Stephanie Carpenter, of the University of Michigan; David Västfjäll, of Linköping University in Sweden; and the late Alice Isen, of Cornell University have concluded that a positive mood can boost brain power. The results of their study appear in the current issue of the journal Cognition &...
Why Do We Eat Too Much?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, a nineteenth-century poet, was not thinking about food when she began her sonnet “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Yet her sonnet always comes to mind when I count the ways I love to eat.Eating in response to hunger is, of course, an obvious way I enjoy food. Celebratory eating associated with special occasions, such as eating a piece of birthday cake, is...
Now, Where did I.....?
We're told that as we age, to expect short term memory problems. Well ok, up to a point, but...