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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Talking Yourself Out of Exhaustion: The Effects of Self-Talk on Endurance Performance

You have reserves of strength you know not of: The traditional view of physical exhaustion is that your muscles let your brain know when they are out of fuel. Yet medical studies have repeatedly shown that even when subjects report themselves “exhausted,” fuel remains in the muscle. What gives? Recent research (Medicine and Science in […]

A Day of Thanks, Moments of Perspective

“The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.” — H.U. Westermayer We often forget what constitutes true hardship. We can lose perspective and allow things as small as a traffic jam or a long line to “ruin” our […]

Count Your Blessings!

Want to cheer yourself up? Find energy on even the darkest days? Count your blessings! Enumerate all the things you have to be thankful for, all the people you have to be grateful for. Think your life is the pits? Don’t think you have any blessings to count? I understand. Believe it or not, I’ve […]

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