Entries by Courtenay Morgan

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Your Willpower Skill Will Change Your Health Part 2

Transforming Your Habits to Transform Your Health Part 20 Now we are making some progress! We’ve recognized our cravings. We understand that they’re not personal, that they developed over time, and that we have a strong desire to create new pathways that result in the behaviors we want. The process to achieve this is based […]

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Your Willpower Skill Will Change Your Health

Transforming Your Habits to Transform Your Health Part 19 Another important aspect of willpower is recognizing that whatever cravings you experience, they are just neurological pathways based on prior conditioning and habits. You want to depersonalize them. You no longer want to feel bad about yourself because you struggle with them. The neural networks that […]

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Willpower is Achievable through Awareness and Desire

Transforming Your Habits to Transform Your Health Part 17 Almost everyone has some self-control. It’s just a matter of where they’ve applied it. When the brain’s reward system is strongly activated, we lose self-control. That system is designed to override your self-control and keep you engaging in behaviors that enhance your chance of survival. Unfortunately, […]

Strong Willpower Relies on Your Authentic Health

Transforming Your Habits to Transform Your Health Part 16 It’s important to understand that willpower is a trainable skill, not a character trait. Everybody can cultivate willpower. Some are better than others based on genetic factors or nurturing. But everyone can develop it. You just have to want to do it. Principles of Willpower Your […]

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Is Wellbeing Something I Have or Something I Feel?

Transforming Your Habits to Transform Your Health Part 15 Wellbeing is the feeling of happiness, gratitude, contentment, and satisfaction. It’s not the same as the euphoria associated with the reward system. It doesn’t have the same rush, but unlike euphoria, wellbeing is a sustainable state. The reward system that produces euphoria interconnects with the areas […]

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Is There a Solution to Overeating Behavior?

Eating Behaviors and the Brain: Part 2 Obesity rates have been rising in our country, and other industrialized nations, for the past several decades. It’s no secret that we eat more than we used to. In spite of reduced-fat foods, fad diets, and exercise crazes, we’ve increased our daily calorie intake by more than 400 […]