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Break Any Habit in 3 Simple Steps

A bad habit is just a pathway in your brain. Build a new pathway so your electricity will have a new place to flow. 1. Design the new habit. 2. Commit. 3. Repeat. No time or money for a new habit? Read More

Getting Straight

An old habit grabbed me just this morning as I unthinkingly made my usual left turn off Route 24 instead of continuing straight as I had planned. That’s a little easier habit to correct than Alice’s, of course, especially if she keeps company with Lewis Carroll as he puffs while asking to take her picture.

Thanks for the reminder that sometimes – no matter how many 45-day happy habits we acquire – we just have to accept being unhappy sometimes. It might even add depth to the jazz compositions.

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Loretta Graziano Breuning, Ph.D., is a Zoo Docent and Professor Emerita of Management at California State University, East Bay. 

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