Monthly Archives: November 2011

Stop Starving Yourself

“Research has shown that exerting self-control makes people more likely to behave aggressively toward others and people on diets are known to be irritable and quick to anger,” the authors explain. The researchers found that people who exerted self-control were more likely to prefer anger-themed movies, were more interested in looking at angry facial expressions, were more persuaded by anger-framed appeals, and expressed more irritation at a message that used controlling language to convince them to change their exercise habits. Continue reading

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Plumbing My Depths

I am bridging the gap between known and unknown parts of myself. As I struggle with compulsive eating patterns, I gradually uncover the reasons behind this behavior. I release the known patterns around food as am willing to explore the depth of my … Continue reading

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Standing up for myself.

My employing assertive behavior is a sign that I truly love and respect myself. My statements always begin with the word “If’ thereby asserting my rights and beliefs. It reflects my sense of self-worth and helps me to feel secure about my values. Assertive behavior reduces my fear and anxiety as I realize that I can get my needs met and defend myself when necessary; i do not have to approach others with the fear of being hurt or controlled. I am the ruler of my own destiny and my assertive behavior demonstrates confidence in my ability to stand up for my rights. I am learning to reinforce and validate my self-esteem in my interactions with others. Continue reading

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