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Our behavior is easily modified by reinforcement, but we can take back control when the reward is no longer working for us.

Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay

I’ve been a willing participant in an experiment, and have just recently realized it.

It all started when I began writing as a hobby. I worked in a primary care clinic, and I created a monthly newsletter with behavioral health tips for the staff. …

Embrace your inner child for a quick mood boost

Image by Yakup Ipek from Pixabay and Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay that was edited on Canva by the author

Every November in elementary school, I did an art project that involved tracing my hand and turning it into a turkey. The thumb became the turkey’s head, and the fingers were feathers.

I liked using a lot of colors, so my turkey looked more like a peacock, but it did…

Rule #31: Check the back seat

The word “rules” written on a glass window surrounded by several rules from the Zombieland movie including Rule #1: Cardio.
Original image by Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay and updated by the author on Canva

I love movies. The good ones are entertaining, thought-provoking, and often share some useful life advice. I have watched so many films that I know how to knock out a painful tooth with an ice skate, grow potatoes on Mars, and kill an aggressive alien with a hearing aid.

Films…

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