Monthly Archives: January 2023

You Can Only Be As Happy As _________

This entry is more geared to anyone out there that are parents.  When completing the line: “I Can Only Be As Happy As____”, the following ending may be shared by many people:  “ AS MY UNHAPPIEST CHILD”.  What this statement implies is that as parents, no matter what the age of our children, our own […]

IF You Could Meet With Someone For An Hour…

Before I was married and was on the dating scene, the first date was almost always awkward.  Getting the conversation rolling in a comfortable way took lots of effort.  I usually liked being the one to ask questions so I could learn more about the person I was meeting.  One of my standard questions was: […]

Is There A Butterfly Effect?

The term “butterfly effect” was coined by meteorologist Edward Lorenz in a speech in 1972.  He discovered in the 1960’s that tiny, butterfly-scale changes to the starting point of his computer weather models resulted in anything from sunny skies to violent storms, with no way to predict in advance what the outcome might be.  So, potentially […]

The Impact On Outcomes

Here is a definition of “Outcome”: the way a thing turns out; a consequence. Looking at the definition, the “THING” referred to could be lots of different things including: The outcome of a football game (Go Giants!!!…and already my patients that are Eagles’ fans are taunting me with texts about what they think will happen […]

So Many Options!

This is the time of year when you cannot avoid seeing a bunch of advertisements for “weight loss” products, programs, diets and other potential interventions to help people lose weight.  Some of these are well known and have been around for years including: Meal replacement programs such as Nutrisystems and Jenny Craig Online coaching programs […]

The Impact On SAD On Weight Control

I am writing this entry on a dark, cold early January morning.  Although the lights have not been taken down as yet in our household, the “holiday feeling” is clearly gone.   There is no longer an anticipatory excitement about an upcoming gathering, celebration, gift exchange, etc.  These are for the most part, in the […]