Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio with Joy Monday morning for this week’s Consumer Contact. This week, Russ was giving a break down of steps you can take to ensure your online accounts remain safe. Namely, he talked about password protection and ensure you use multiple, 10-character or more passwords that get updated and changed regularly.
A new home in the new year, that’s what Titan is hoping for.
Diana de los Santos from the SPCA of Hancock County was in on Friday’s Noon Show showing us Titan.
Val Kitchen from Bangor Pilates was in the studio again Friday for this week’s Fitness Friday. This week, she was showing Joy and Wayne some anaerobic breathing to accompany a stretch in the “tree” position.
In this week’s 9-1-1 Tips, Chad Labree was back in the studio giving a warning to parents who may have given their kids an old phone as a toy for the holidays. Chad says these phones, though uninitiated, are still capable of dialing 9-1-1, and cause a great loss in police time every year in trying to track down the caller.
Amy Kenney, Director of Communications and Business Development at St. Joseph Healthcare, was in the studio Wednesday for a very special New Year’s Eve edition of Senior Spotlight. This week, she was telling Joy of a new take on New Year’s Resolutions, that might not set you up for quite as much failure as resolutions tend to. Check out the New Year’s Remember-lutions.
At Home 91% (401 VOTES)
At a Party 6% (26 VOTES)
At an Event 3% (13 VOTES)
Keeping Your New Year Resolutions – Building Willpower to Meet Your Goals
Health Watch – December 30, 2014
Dr. David Prescott – Acadia Hospital
How Many People Are Able to Stick with New Habits? For many of us, the New Year means taking a moment to reflect on those things we would like to change about ourselves in 2015. But wait a moment! How well do those New Year’s resolutions actually work?
Survey research suggests that about 60% of people who set a personal goal to make a positive change in their life have given up 6 months later. Obviously, lifestyle changes do not happen automatically. However, there are ways to improve the odds of making successful changes.
Where Do I Find the Willpower to Change? From a psychological perspective, willpower can be thought of as the ability to resist short term temptations to meet long term goals. Psychologists understand willpower as something that can improve with practice. People appear able to build their capacity to resist temptation the more they do it. For example practicing small acts of willpower (for example, exercising 5 minutes longer than normal) can help you build towards greater acts of willpower.
Willpower is a limited resource that can be depleted. After ‘using up’ some of your willpower, you have to replenish your supply. Thus, it helps to focus on one New Year’s goal at a time. Most of us simply do not have the capacity to change many things about ourselves at once.
Increasing Your Odds of Success: These 5 strategies can help make a new habit or routine a permanent part of your life:
1. Change one behavior at a time. Unhealthy behaviors develop over the course of time, so replacing unhealthy behaviors with healthy ones requires time. Many people run into problems when they try to change too much too fast. To improve your success, focus on one goal or change at a time. As new healthy behaviors become a habit, try to add another goal that works toward the overall change you’re striving for.
2. Start small. After you’ve identified realistic short-term and long-term goals, break down your goals into small, manageable steps. Change leads to more change. A good place to start might be to ask yourself: “What change can I accomplish by next Monday?”
3. Make a plan that will stick. Your plan is a map that will guide you on this journey of change. You can even think of it as an adventure. When making your plan, be specific. Want to exercise more? Detail the time of day when you can take walks and how long you’ll walk. Write everything down, and ask yourself if you’re confident that these activities and goals are realistic for you. If not, start with smaller steps. Post your plan where you’ll most often see it as a reminder. Don’t underestimate the impact of simply putting your plan on a piece of paper where you see it several times a day.
4. Involve a buddy. Whether it be a friend, co-worker or family member, someone else on your journey will keep you motivated and accountable. Perhaps it can be someone who will go to the gym with you or someone who is also trying to stop smoking. Talk about what you are doing. Consider joining a support group. Having someone with whom to share your struggles and successes makes the work easier and the mission less intimidating.
5. Ask for support. Accepting help from those who care about you and will listen strengthens your resilience and commitment. If you feel overwhelmed or unable to meet your goals on your own, consider seeking help from a psychologist. Psychologists are uniquely trained to understand the connection between the mind and body, as well as the factors that promote behavior change. Asking for help doesn’t mean a lifetime of therapy; even just a few sessions can help you examine and set attainable goals or address the emotional issues that may be getting in your way.
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Bobbie Fowler was in from the Old Town Animal Orphanage with a furry friend for us to meet.
If you are interested in adopting a pet, the orphanage is open Monday through Friday 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.
For this weeks Abby’s Kitchen Bytes, Abby Freethy, showed Joy how to make a holiday chocolate soup souffle. If you have any questions for Abby about this segment or you would like to know how to make the dish, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After New Year’s 38% (99 Votes)
Tomorrow (Dec. 26th) 31% (81 Votes)
When I get around to it 24% (64 Votes)
Mary Lavanway was on for this week’s Wellness Wednesday with a quick and healthy appetizer for a holiday party
Warm Brie with Cranberry Chutney
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
This chutney-topped brie makes an easy and elegant holiday appetizer. The chutney can be made up to two days in advance and refrigerated; bring it to room temperature before baking the cheese
In this week’s Senior Spotlight Sister Barbara and Sister Edith from St. Joseph Hospital were in to speak about checking in on elderly family members, friends. and neighbors during the holiday season.
Marion Syversen was in for this week’s Finance is Fun to talk about your Finical New Year’s Resolutions.
Budget - MOST people do not have a budget. It’s nearly impossible to know what is going on without one. Having a budget becomes a resolution for many. Make it as simple or as detailed as you need, but don’t feel that you can’t do it, because I KNOW you can!
Tuesday we had a very special morning show, being joined by George Skala and “The Great Americans,” Joe Allard and Willy Kelly. Dr. Skala recently wrote a song, “This Old Place,” based on the closing of the Verso Mill in Bucksport. The trio is hoping to sell CDs, as well as sponsorships of the CD to raise funds for the families of the mill workers.