June 21, 2021

Thanksgiving Week: A Time for Gratitude

Thanksgiving week is a time for gratitude. That’s why it’s one of my favorite times of the year. Late fall brings a noticeable change in the weather and the anticipation of the religious and commercial holiday season. But “Thanksgiving Day” is a time for families, good food and bringing a focus of our attention to […]

The Premack Principle a.k.a. Grandma’s Rule

There is a rather simple natural principle that is at the heart of many solutions to our problems. “Grandma’s Rule” is the colloquial name for the formal “Premack Principle.” It connotes a commonsense and practical natural principle…which it is. Simply put, it says that when you pair an activity of low interest and reward with […]

Living in Stressful Times, Part II

“Living in Stressful Times, Part II” is a continuation of last week’s blog about chronic stress. Rather than review Part I here, you can give it a quick read and be up-to-date. There is a danger in becoming “stressed out” about the idea of stress in our life. Let’s be honest and practical as we […]