(The benefits of) guilt free chocolate eating

chocolate syrup and  cake sweet dessert foodFor the lovers of chocolate, a study that was recently published in the Appetite journal may be interesting, because it has something to say about guilt free chocolate eating.

If you habitually guilt-trip yourself over eating your favorite treat foods, it may even help you let go of your guilt. [Read more…]

Which values guide your pursuit for fitness?

keys to the heartFor some time, I have been immersed in the process of clarifying my life values. While I was doing it, it occurred to me that I could probably benefit from clarifying the values that guide – or would ideally guide –  my pursuit for health and physical fitness.

After thinking about this for a while, I ended up with the following set of values (in no particular order): [Read more…]

Getting off the confidence hook

Having a thought "You're a banana" doesn't make you a banana. :-)

Having a thought “You’re a banana” doesn’t make you a banana. 🙂

I planned on writing a post about 7+ ways of exercising smarter, but the post just doesn’t seem to get written.

It’s still in a list format in an unfinished Word document. 🙁

At least I’m finally so frustrated that I’m ready to write just about any old sh*t just to get back on track with blogging. [Read more…]

Practicing emotional alchemy

keys to the heartI had a “revelation” about transforming bad moods on Tuesday afternoon.

For some reason I was feeling a little blah. Not at all energetic and not the least enthusiastic.

At some point I lolled on my bed thinking about how to spend the rest of the day – wouldn’t it be better to spend the rest of the day reading and watching telly and hope that the next day I would feel more energetic? [Read more…]

Happiness project update #1


Next I’m going to start organizing my kitchen drawers…

The project started well. I’ve mostly been in a good mood except for a couple of days in the middle of the week, when I stepped on a scale. 🙂


I’ve done a pretty good job sticking to my September resolutions, except that I forgot to tackle a distortion on Monday. [Read more…]