Stick to the Plan

When trying to make a change in your life, staying the course through a plan can leave you feeling insecure. It doesn’t matter if this change is to feel better emotionally, or if you are trying to change a habitual or even addictive behavior. Letting the plan takes its course

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Making Sense of Luck

With another Friday the 13th having come and gone, people’s superstitious beliefs come into full display. It is on days like this that we will often hear from people about whether or not they think they are “lucky or unlucky”. Luck and superstition have efficacy for use in our lives.

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The Success of Failure

We value success. Nobody, who sets out to reach a goal, wants to fail, but failure is inevitable. Part of being human is being fallible. If you can’t take anything else away from growing older, take away wisdom. Wisdom can only come from learning, and most of our learning comes

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New Years Resolutions: The Psychology of Calendar Landmarks

With New Years upon us, it is inevitable that many of you will be making New Years Resolutions. It seems to be a human, or at least a cultural behavior to set up goals along with calendar landmarks. “I will start exercising on Monday,” “I will stop smoking tomorrow,” etc.

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Hitting Rock Bottom, Don’t Wait

Many people believe that addicts will not change their behavior until they hit “rock bottom”. This means that a person loses everything that was important and has nowhere to go but up. Compulsive gamblers are not thought to be an exception to this rule. Although many compulsive gamblers take multiple

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