It is now common knowledge that the average American gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.
We're always bombarded with images from magazines of what looks cool and sexy.
When a child is bruised physically or emotionally, parents often reward him with a treat.
Silence and solitude are more distracting to me than chatter and commotion.
Research has shown that even small amounts of processed food alter the chemical balance in our brain and cause negative mood swings along with noticeable dips ill energy.
Foods high in bad fats, sugar and chemicals are directly linked to many negative emotions, whereas whole, natural foods rich in nutrients - foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes - contribute to greater energy and positive emotions.
You just have to stoke that furnace throughout the day.
However, don't let perfectionism become an excuse for never getting started.
I took anatomy classes. I went to medical libraries and talked to doctors and nutritionists. I did the whole thing before using myself as a human guinea pig.
Healthful whole foods improve our brain function as well.
Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.
I play the unsinkable Molly Brown, which is where she got her name from, because she survived.
Stress is an important dragon to slay - or at least tame - in your life.
The biggest reason most people fail is that they try to fix too much at once - join a gym, get out of debt, floss after meals and have thinner thighs in 30 days.
You know, one of the biggest thrills I have is when famous people recognize me from Taxi.