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My New Book about Habit Formation, as Distilled in 21 Sentences.

Every Wednesday is List Day, or Tip Day, or Quiz Day. Today: My new book about habit-formation, handily distilled into 21 sentences. As I may have mentioned, I’m working on Better Than Before, a book about how we can change our habits. It’s at the copy-editing stage now, so it’s really nearing completion — both thrilling and slightly terrifying. (If …


“If I Didn’t Take Drastic Steps I Wasn’t Going To Be Around for My Son.”

I’m writing my next book, Better than Before, about how we make and break habits– an issue  very relevant to happiness. Each week, I’ll post a before-and-after story submitted by a reader, about how he or she successfully changed a habit. We can all learn from each other. If you’d like to share your story, contact me here. To hear …


Has a “Clean Slate” Ever Led to a Major Habit Change for You?

In my forthcoming book on habits – the most fascinating subject ever — I explore the various strategies that we can use to shape our habits. Strategies such as Monitoring, Convenience, the delightful Treats, and the hilarious Loophole-Spotting. One effective strategy is the Clean Slate. The fresh start, the do-over, or the new year is a crucial time, because it …


Tips, Tips, and More Tips about Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions.

For all of you who make New Year’s resolutions — it’s Day #2! How’s it going? In case you need a little help making and keeping your resolutions, I’m re-posting a round-up of many posts about resolution-keeping. Note: Some of you are thinking, “If making some resolution is important to me, sure, I’ll make and keep it, but I don’t …


Before and After: Use the Accountability of Weight Watchers and a Personal Trainer.

I’m writing my next book, Before and After, about how we make and break habits–an issue  very relevant to happiness. Each week, I’ll post a before-and-after story submitted by a reader, about how he or she successfully changed a habit. We can all learn from each other. If you’d like to share your story, contact me here. This week’s story …