Wellness as Climate Resilience: How to Deal With Outrageous Weather in Ways that Save Energy and Money

My wonderful nephew Chris visited me recently and the first thing he talked about was how ill he was feeling from being in air conditioning […]

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Cockroaches and Grass Bugs: 4 Customer Service Mistakes Never to Make Again

I’ve been traveling a lot lately – from San Francisco to Gold Coast, Australia and back, then to Sydney and most recently to Fiji. Fiji […]

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7 Ways Eating More Veggies Can Make You a Climate Justice Hero

After a month of writing about eating habits and then last week’s post on food justice, it’s time to bring it back to the other major […]

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The Complex Anatomy of Food Justice: Poverty and Obesity

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been discussing the ways in which your diet might be a function of your mother’s food-related habits. In a three […]

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3 Surprising Ways Your Mother Still Controls How You Eat, Part 3: The Expert

With this post I am going to conclude my 3-part series on how moms can influence our eating habits for better or worse. Last week I […]

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3 Surprising Ways Your Mother Still Controls How You Eat, Part 2: The Traditionalist

Last week, I wrote about how an emotional eater can inadvertently harm three generations of a family, and how to begin to overcome it. This week […]

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3 Surprising Ways Your Mother Still Controls How You Eat, Part 1: The Emotional Eater

With the holidays coming up, I’ve been reflecting on why I have developed healthy eating habits, such as avoiding refined sugar and fried foods, which were a […]

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Belonging as a Universal Design Principle: Bioneers 2017

As a behavioral scientist, it’s always inspiring and affirming when others get to the lowest common denominator and it’s behavior change. It happened last week at […]

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Dance Beats Fitness Training for Memory and Balance

I was just in Gold Coast, Australia for a family wedding. Needless to say, there was a lot of dancing. I’ve been somewhat dance-deprived for […]

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How Poetry Makes You Smarter

I’ve been writing poetry for over 25 years. I’ve published some of it via 8 books. I’m not sure where it comes from, only that it keeps […]

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