New Year, new body image

New Year’s Eve ends the holidays with a bang, and  recognizing the effects of holiday indulgences can hit pretty hard.

People who assess their reflection and find a disconnect between what they look like and what they feel they “should” look like are experiencing body image issues. And dropping those extra pounds is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions.

Body image is a mental construct of what people think they look like; it can be grounded in reality or it can be very different from how others see you. Sometimes those extra pounds are only perceived by you.


Making cents of financial decisions

In the last few years, watching the economy whip through its roller-coaster-like up and downs taught us that people don’t always make the most rational decisions about their money.

We know that people can be irrational, but it’s harder to accept that this effects important decisions about money and investing. In fact, behavioural economist Dan Ariely says that the recession in 2008 was caused by a build-up of all our small irrational thoughts.

Money is a motivator but it’s also a stressor, and for tough decisions people have little mental shortcuts we use to make our lives a little easier. (more…)

New Year’s resolutions?

On New Year’s Eve many people will reflect on 2010 and make a New Year’s resolution to make 2011 a better year. Many who have put off a decision about whether to stay or leave a relationship will make a resolution.

The tradition of  making New Year’s resolutions dates back to Roman times, when the belief that the two-headed god Janus, often seen with one head looking forward and the other back, was symbolic of the ending of the old year and the beginning of the new one.


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