Opening up Your Options with Dr. Michelle Segar

Dr. Michelle Segar is an NIH-funded researcher at the University of Michigan. She’s also a best-selling author and health coach. She’s spent close to thirty years studying how to create sustainable changes and healthy behaviors that can survive the complexity and unpredictability of the real world.

In this episode, Monica talks with Dr. Segar about the research she’s laid out in her newest book, The Joy Choice, as well as her 3-step process for staying on track even when life goes off the rails.

Topics covered in this interview include:

  • Why it is hard to follow through on our best intentions
  • How research on ADHD has influenced behaviour change
  • The concept of Goal Shielding
  • How all or nothing thinking has sabotaged our behaviour change
  • How working memory affects our behaviours and how we can leverage it
  • Michelle’s “POP” 3-step process and why play is an important aspect of it
  • Why we need to be taught that “something is better than nothing”
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