Change, Behavior, CBT, Lifestyle Change
by B. Imei Hsu, RN, LMHC
Why is it so darn hard to change? If you can understand it, you can take steps to make change happen for you.
If you are looking for a scholarly explanation about why it is difficult for so many people to change something in their lives, keep looking. You won’t find that theoretical discussion here.
However, if you are searching for a more pragmatic discourse about why it is so damn hard to change, you’ve come to the right place! Right here, right now, I will serve my observations to you with no holds barred, completely unrestrained, straight up, and the plain and simple truth (with a small letter ‘t’).
health, hydration, fluids, summer, hot weather tips
by B. Imei Hsu
With all the fancy beverages out there, is it time to understand what it means to drink water when it’s hot outside?
Unless you’ve been hiding in a cool basement underground, you have probably noticed that parts of the U.S. are experiencing a heatwave. In the Puget Sound region where Seattle Direct Counseling is located, we’ve been hitting temperatures in the high 80’s and low 90’s. My fitness club has been filled with people running indoors in order to get their miles in without wilting, as many of us are not accustomed to exercising in weather that starts in the 70’s in the early morning and keeps climbing. We’re more used of jumping on a plane to Maui and laying in a hammock with a good book while a cool breeze passes by!
Yet every year, I see people taking actions in contradiction to the increased need to hydrate properly in warm weather. Sure, they might move from a latte to an iced latte, but there is a lack of connection with exactly what goes on when the mercury rises and you feel hot. I thought I’d give our readers a quick reminder on drinking for your health the smart way.*