57. Coach Polly Mertens on Creating Deliberate Happiness

Polly Mertens HappinessAlen Standish talks with coach Polly Mertens about how to create deliberate happiness.

Polly and Alen have a great conversation about that elusive “happiness” we’re always hearing about. Polly defines happiness and they have a wonderful conversations about all the different ways we can generate more happiness in our lives. They talk about real ways that anyone can slowly begin to grow the happiness they want to feel in their lives. It’s a great show!

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A Tower Defense Strategy to Stop Binge Eating

(CC Dermot Roantree) "Great Wall 02"If you already read my story [Click Here to Read My Story Now] you know that I used several different techniques and personal improvement approaches to finally stop binge eating. After going the first month without a single binge I reflected on why I was finally successful and how my new strategy was working for me. I drew it on a sheet of paper and taped it to my wall. Since I’m also a nerd I immediately saw how this strategy was the same general strategy I used when I played tower defense video games (my favorite). That kept me motivated and I practiced the strategy daily to keep from binge eating again.

I’ve continued to use the tower defense strategy to this day. I’ve remained almost completely binge free (I’m not perfect either) and I’m getting physically healthier bit by bit each month. Since it’s been working so well for me I thought I would share it with everybody else. I took the time to slightly update my original drawing and explained each piece of it in detail below. I’m sharing it in hopes that it might help others who are struggling with or who are also recovering from Binge Eating Disorder.

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