Saturday, August 11, 2012
A husband is advised by a psychiatrist to assert himself. "You don't have to let your wife henpeck you! Go home and show her you are the boss!" Of course, the husband takes the doctor's advice. He rushes home, slams the door, shakes his fist in his wife's face, and growls, "From now on, you're taking orders from me! I want my supper right now and when you get it on the table, go upstairs and lay out my best clothes. Tonight, I'm going out with the boys and you are going to stay at home where you belong! And another thing...guess who's going to comb my hair, give me a shave, and tie my necktie?" His redheaded wife says calmly, "The undertaker."
Thursday, August 02, 2012
The first step to living the life you want, is leaving the life you don't want. Taking that first step forward is always the hardest , but then each step forward gets easier & easier, and each step forward gets you closer & closer to where you want to be.
Why is it that people that have it all can't be thankful for what they have; they always want more & people who have nothing count their blessings every day.
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”
Thursday, July 26, 2012
A sportsman just off the lake went into a fishmonger's shop and told the owner, "I'd like some fish to take home with me. Can you make them look like they were caught today?"
"How many?" the owner asked.
"Three or four--perch, let's say. You know, a decent amount, without seeming to exaggerate.'
'You should take trout instead."
"Why is that?"
"No reason, really, except that your wife was here this morning and said that if you came by, I should recommend trout. It's her favorite>"
Monday, July 23, 2012
By John H. Sklare, Ed.D, Lifescript Personal Coach
There are a lot of people out there who fail at lifestyle change and weight loss because they are perfectionists. A perfectionist is someone who allows no room for error in their program. Being a perfectionist makes it near impossible to succeed at lifestyle change.
If you are a perfectionist, try living by what I call the 95% rule. Allowing yourself a 5% leeway, for those inevitable occasions when everyone misses a beat or two, will provide you with the breathing space you need. One method, which can be used to provide you with a controlled breathing space, is called the "Freedom Hour." Set one hour aside every couple of weeks or once a month when it is legal to eat anything you want - in moderation, that is.
You don't have to use this freedom hour if you choose not to. As a matter of fact, there is an incredible feeling of power that accompanies skipping this hour. The purpose of this hour, however, is to take the pressure off and defuse the feeling that you can NEVER eat anything that you truly like again. This "free eating" notion comes from the eating disorders clinic at Harvard's McLean Hospital. They report that using an "anti-diet" plan like this with patients led to an 80% decrease in binge eating. The theory is that, if you give yourself permission to eat on occasion, you won't want that "forbidden" food as much. If overcoming perfectionism is an issue for you, I suggest you give this a try!
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