the 50% solution: do a little more (or less) to achieve your goals

It’s so easy to get overwhelmed. A plan to lose weight, start a fitness program, save money, spend more time volunteering, get out the door faster every morning — or do anything new — can be stymied before you even start if it seems too difficult to achieve. Like most of us, you’ll be tempted … Continue Reading

6 ways to dress for the body you have now

It’s always tempting to cling to an image of the body you had in your 20s, or the shape you plan to have someday after you start that diet or exercise program.  But, don’t you think you’d be a heck of a lot happier if you took a few small steps to look — and … Continue Reading

5 ways talking to yourself can make you happier

Adapted from Love Your Age: The Small-Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life (National Geographic 2018): I’m a big believer in talking to myself. In fact, I’ve made “me” my #1 closest advisor. And I’m not crazy! Lots of experts think self-talk can be a powerful ally for your happiness and health. But if … Continue Reading