Motivate Yourself With Temptation Bundling

Having trouble motivating yourself to go for a run, catch up on e-mails or fold that laundry? Katherine Milkman, an associate professor at Wharton, has a possible solution: temptation bundling. Milkman found that people are more likely to stick with a task they sometimes avoid if it’s bundled together with something they really enjoy but only allow themselves to do when they’re completing the less enjoyable task. You can hear her explain the concept in her […]

Veggie Burgers are for Everyone: Vegan Resources for Non-Vegans

This morning I’m working on a resource guide to give people after tonight’s screening of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret that I’ve organized through Sustainable Wellesley. One of my first messages to everyone is this: remember that every meal counts! Would I love to see a vegan world? Yes. But I’d also love to see someone start eating a veggie burger out to lunch once in while. It’s much more feasible that all Americans might eat […]

Summer is coming! Get your body beach ready

No. I’m not talking swimsuit ready. You know how to get your body swimsuit ready. You buy a swimsuit and you put it on. I’m talking BEACH ready. Fitness is about what your body can do, not how your body looks. Our desire to look attractive on the beach stems from a hope for connection, which I can sympathize with, but why do we want to look good? So we can attract someone fun to […]

Exciting News!

Baby, baby, baby, baby, BABY!!!! I have a new nephew! He was born yesterday (you can’t say that about everyone) and I can’t wait to go up to Maine to meet him this weekend. He was named after my grandfather, who got to hold him in the hospital a few hours after his birth. May he inherit my grandfather’s thoughtfulness, brilliance, curiosity about the world and even temperament. In other wonderful news, I am now […]

February Break

Enjoying the last of our February vacation up in Maine near family! We had dinner out just the two of us in Portland while the kids spent the night at their grandparents. They went sledding at sunset with cousins. We visited all four great-grandparents. I went to a spin class taught by my sister-in-law. We sat in the evening sipping port and talking to my in-laws after they’d read to their grandsons and put them […]