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Getting Your Head Straight First

March 20, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

It’s really fun when I find a story like the one I found on January 31, 2018. It’s the story that a young guy, Alex Lambert, put up on be yourself called How I taught myself to love healthy food. He makes several excellent points that I decided to highlight here. He was off to […]

Week Two – A Setup for Success

January 9, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

It’s week two of the New Year; are you still toying with ideas for goals for this New Year? Why not? Think about it; but don’t procrastinate too long – jump in – get started. Don’t sell yourself the idea that you missed January first and now it’s too late. The following are just a […]

Google’s Corporate Eating – A Brilliant Model

October 31, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

As so often happens to me, two things bump together and that gives me an idea of what I want to write about. This week was not an exception. The two events were: (1) talking with a friend with a little four-year-old super picky eater; and (2) reading a great article published in Food Management; […]

Motivation, Happiness and the Goldilocks Rule

October 17, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

James Clear, an author that I find interesting for his insights on motivating people to build better habits, posted an article on that subject, which I want to relate to changing our eating habits. Because it’s a fun article with great examples, you may want to read his fairly short article on the Goldilocks Rule […]

Creativity in the Kitchen

August 8, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Let’s imagine that you have not been gifted with music talents; nor do you write books; and on top of that you can’t draw worth beans. Maybe you have a gift for creativity in the kitchen; this gift can be a main ingredient in healthy, tasty dishes. You may be able to make recipes that […]

Need a Taste Buds Reset?

July 25, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Of course it’s not everyone, but many people are beginning to understand the problems associated with consuming too much sugar. It’s very motivating to finally be facing a public who has caught the vision of resisting the tempting call of those empty calories of sugar. It’s been a long time in coming. Before I go […]

Creating New Habits Means Doing New Habits

January 5, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Since only 8 percent of Americans achieve their New Year’s resolutions, many are discouraged to try. But there is a considerable amount of new research that can help us learn how to get better at identifying a goal and actually reaching it. Often our goals are related to habits – lifetime habits that are taking […]

Preparing for the Motivation to Succeed

December 29, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Do you feel like you’re coming close to the precipice? If the holiday season started with Halloween, followed by Thanksgiving and then the entire month of December speckled with celebrations with everyone your friends or family knows, it’s a considerable amount of celebrating. Plus, you know you can’t turn your back on the continuation of […]

Planning – an Aid in Avoiding Regret

December 22, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

There are hundreds of hints to support the goal of keeping calories down during the holiday season. I’ve written many myself in the past, but this year I decided that I’d just choose four to mention. I know you’re busy during the holidays (and so am I) so I’m just mentioning these few; hope they’re […]

“Do” Messages or “Don’t Messages

July 21, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

I’ve never been a member of a fan club; but I must admit that Brian Wansink Ph.D., Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, really tempts me to join one for him. It’s true that I don’t know how often, or even if, professors have fan clubs; but for someone as square as I am, (What’s […]