Why is it hard to kick a habit that we know is hurting us?

When I hit 30 my PMS began to become an out of body experience. I would hear myself muttering discontents and wonder who was this person who had taken over my body for 12 hours? I started to wonder: Why can’t this happen while I am sleeping? PMS is certainly not an excuse for behaving badly. … Continue reading Why is it hard to kick a habit that we know is hurting us?

Can understanding regret shape better decision-making?

I was shocked one summer when my neighbor Bill* suddenly came to me to ask me to return to my babysitting job that I had held with them for 4 previous summers because his wife Natalie* had cancer. While considering the decision, I felt selfish for not wanting to give up the ideal summer job … Continue reading Can understanding regret shape better decision-making?