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"For just pennies a day" by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health There are so many things you can purchase or accomplish for just pennies a day. You can get lots of interesting magazine subscriptions, or a good life insurance plan—no phys ... Read on »
"Hey, You're Wearing Me Out!" by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I used to jog a fair bit, and when I did I loved having a regular running partner. It’s not that I’m undisciplined, but his company nudged me to run just a bit farther or fast ... Read on »
"I am a lovable person." "Not." by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A milestone in the self-help movement was the publication of Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking in the early 1950s, which encouraged Americans to both think ... Read on »
"I feel your disease" by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Make no mistake. Flu season isn’t over. I was in my doc’s office the other day for something routine, and he’s still pushing the H1N1 vaccine. I don’t know why the other ... Read on »
"The Piece of Cake Heuristic" by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Don’t bother searching your long-term memory. There is no “Piece of Cake Heuristic.” I just made that up. I made it up and capitalized the main words and threw in an obscure w ... Read on »
101 Year Old Marathon Runner by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/24098080#24098080 I was sent this link this morning by a fellow runner. Watching the video, I am questioning that this gentleman ... Read on »
180km Ride Preparation for Saturday by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Wow, it all seems really REAL now... The Impact Multisport supported 180km ride in Penticton is on Saturday. If you are in the area, come out and cheer me on. No, it is no ... Read on »
A Case for the Distractible Toddler by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health When my oldest son was three years old, someone gave him a very large can of Legos as a gift, enough to build a fortress. So we decided to build a fortress. Or I did, but he w ... Read on »
A cognitive metamorphosis by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Franz Kafka’s 1919 short story “A Country Doctor” is a tale about . . . well, who knows what it’s about really? The bare-bones plot involves a physician who must make his way ... Read on »
A Confidence Gene? by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Smart kids tend on balance to do well in school. That may seem obvious, but there are a lot of exceptions to that rule. Some kids with high IQs don’t ever become academic supe ... Read on »
A little bit about myself... by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I went for a great 2hr run today in Vancouver with my SAA buddies. The great part of the SAA is that we are pretty tight group and come from a variety of backgrounds. Today, ... Read on »
A Moral Thermostat? by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Much of the immorality in the news these days has to do with greed: Wealthy financiers running Ponzi schemes, presidential aides cheating on their taxes, industrialists spoili ... Read on »
A Salvo in the Calorie War by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The calorie war is heating up. It’s actually been simmering for some time, sparked by an alarming obesity rate among young Americans and related spikes in diabetes and other ... Read on »
A tool for predicting suicide? by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Suicide is both disturbing and perplexing to survivors, in part because it is so unpredictable. People who are intent on killing themselves often conceal their tho ... Read on »
A warm glow in Bangkok by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Say you are traveling in a foreign country, trying to find your way through the bustling capital city. Not Paris or London, some place a bit edgier. Bangkok. You don’ ... Read on »
A willingness to wonder by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Willingness is a core concept of addiction recovery programs, and a paradoxical one. Twelve-step programs emphasize that individual addicts cannot will themselves into recov ... Read on »
Amazing Adventures of a pair of Flip Flops by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Flip flops Originally uploaded by erinlesleylee On the long weekend in Penticton, my flip flops went on a bit of adventure without me. We finished our long bike r ... Read on »
American restlessness, American unhappiness? by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Imagine you are a high school basketball player, and a pretty good one. You are a senior, and right now you are the starting point guard for the Rochester Eagles. Last y ... Read on »
An angry voter is an ignorant voter by Wray Herbert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Imagine this scenario: You lost your job at the lumber yard early in 2009. Nobody is building new homes these days, and this slowdown has trickled down to suppliers all over ... Read on »