Would you rather be obese or blind?

Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power. Benjamin Disraeli 1804 – 1881 I admit, I’ve never had a serious weight problem. While I carry a few extra pounds around the middle, I’ve never struggled with controlling my weight. But I realize that not everyone is so fortunate. Our nation has been given a lot of incorrect information about the foods we should eat, and most restaurants and packaged food manufacturers are more concerned with making sales than with safeguarding our health. A few years ago, Dr. Colleen Rand, an obesity researcher at the University …
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Are you good at making choices?

If you don’t like what’s happening, you have to consciously make new choices about how to think, feel and act. Roger Allen Recently, a young lady and I were talking about some issues in her life. She was having trouble accepting responsibility for her part in these difficulties, so I asked her a question: how good are you at making choices? She was quick to reply that she always made good choices. She went on to say that she thought things through, weighed all the possibilities and felt like she made good decisions. I then asked her how she measured …
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Why we make bad decisions

What’s so curious about human beings is that we can look deeply into the future, foresee disaster, and still do nothing in the present to stop it. The majority of people on this planet, they’re overwhelmed with concerns about their immediate well being. Dan Gilbert 1957 – Most people understand and accept that our circumstances are largely the result of decisions we’ve made. If we’re dissatisfied with life, we probably made poor decisions somewhere along the way. But what contributes to poor decision making? Quite simply, when we consider the cost and benefit of an immediate action, we tend to …
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