Archives for October 2012

Habits Into Health: Getting Honest

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Getting honest with yourself about your problem habits, can lead to more authenticity in your life. This podcast includes an experiential exercise to support self-contact in this episode of Habits Into Health. If you have a habit that’s creating problems for yourself or others, to get support, click the link on the right sidebar to receive my free self-assessment questionnaire and I’ll also include you in my email newsletter for support going forward.

Young Drinkers: Great Acceleration, Bad Breaks

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If you’re a teen or young adult, you probably have mixed alcohol with fun and socializing. It turns out that there are reasons that young brains and alcohol don’t mix. In this podcast, I discuss some practical things to know about how alcohol effects teens and young adults. The experiential exercise  supports you in building self-contact. If you have a habit that’s creating problems for yourself or others, to get support, click the link on the right sidebar to receive my free self-assessment questionnaire and newsletter.

Family Habits: When Your Teen Pushes Back

If I had my child to raise all over again, I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later. I’d finger-paint more, and point the finger less. I would do less correcting and more connecting. I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. I’d take more hikes and fly more kites. I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play. I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars. I’d do more hugging and less tugging.

~ Diane Loomans, from “If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again”

Each family’s life cycle includes developmental stages, and during those transitions, the habits that families have gotten used to break down.  The teenage years can be particularly challenging — but how much differs from family to family.  The ability of parents to provide steady containment while adapting to their teens growth cycle is key.

During the last month, several related questions about parenting teens came, so let’s explore the “pushback” you might experience from your teen, whether it shows up as open opposition, subtle non-compliance or a little bit of both.

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Habit or addiction? How do you know?

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How do you know if your habit is an addiction?  As an expert in habit change and addiction treatment and recovery, I have some perspective, which I share in this Habits Into Health podcast. This episode includes an experiential exercise to support you in self-attunement. To learn more, fill in your name and email at the top of the right sidebar and I’ll send you a self-assessment questionnaire and you’ll receive my newsletter. Both are complimentary!

Meth Protection

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Methamphetamine use doesn’t just impact the addict – You can actually suffer whether you personally know a meth addict or not. Host Michael Anne Conley explores this invisible problem of meth addiction. This episode of Habits Into Health includes an experiential exercise to support self-attunement.

Resources associated with this podcast:

Help for the Meth User

Support for Family and Friends

Study of Meth Lab Detox Treatment

Petition Freddie Mac About Meth Lab protection





Feed Happiness: It Wants To Grow

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In his book, The Art of Happiness, the Dalai Lama says happiness involves doing one thing and not doing something else. Habits Into Health host explores these in this episode, which includes an experiential exercise to help you free yourself from your problem habits. To learn more, click the link to receive a self-assessment questionnaire. We’ll also send you our newsletter with more reinforcement for your changes!