praise junkie??

For the past ten years, psychologist Carol Dweck and her team at Columbia (she’s now at Stanford) studied the effect of praise on students in a dozen New York schools. Her seminal work—a series of experiments on 400 fifth-graders—paints the picture most clearly. Dweck...

PRISM results!

well it’s finally the end of phase 1 of PRISM. it’s been 6 weeks since i’ve had any white flour products, potatos, bread, sugar, desserts, or “comfort” snack foods like popcorn or chips. for the last six weeks i’ve limited my...

the low down at 98930

it’s been a while since i’ve given just a run down of the ‘going ons’ at the lara home. so, for those of you outside the 98930 zip code*, here’s what’s happening: (this is an excerpt of an email i sent to my sister) //...