Entries by Monique Priestley

When New Year’s Resolutions Fail

Why is it that year after year, we make New Year’s resolutions that we seem to break before February rolls around?  The root cause of this problem, according to mental health professionals, may be compulsive behavior. ‘Compulsive behavior’ refers to unwanted habits that thwart efforts towards self-improvement.  Examples of compulsive behavior are overeating, smoking, procrastination, […]

Weight Loss & Weight Management

Two thirds of us are overweight; of these, almost half are obese.  Why?  Many people know that they eat too much, but cannot stop themselves.  Over-eaters would like to follow the recommendations of their physicians, nutritionists, and fitness trainers but cannot because some invisible resistance defeats their wish to be thinner.  Most over-eaters need professional […]