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All posts by Roberta Schwartz Wennik, MS, RDN

Putting the Brakes on Fast Thinking with the MBTI®

March 23, 2021
Putting the Brakes on Fast Thinking with the MBTI®
After reading Daniel Kahneman’s latest book, “Thinking, Fast and Slow”, I saw how clearly his work regarding fast thinking and slow thinking aligns with personality typing based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®).  As a dietitian and practitioner of the MBTI®, I’ve always wanted...

Personality Type and COVID

December 28, 2020
Personality Type and COVID
Those familiar with the MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) will recognize that, of the various preferences that make up personality typing, Sensing and iNtuiting are probably having the most influence on how people are dealing with the COVID virus. To quickly find out if you have Sensing or iNtuiting...

Intuitive versus Instinctive

September 1, 2020
Intuitive versus Instinctive
What do these words have in common?  The definition of “Intuitive” is what one feels to be true, without the need for conscious reasoning.  On the other hand, being “Instinctive” is doing something automatically. What these have in common is the concept that no thought is necessary....

Lessons Learned From a Mayonnaise Jar

April 7, 2020
Lessons Learned From a Mayonnaise Jar
You may have seen this story before, but I thought during these stressful times, it’s worth reading it again.  I’m sorry I can’t give attribution as it was sent to me by a friend. When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember...

Is Obesity Contagious?

April 1, 2020
Is Obesity Contagious?
I’ve been watching the television series, “Networld”, hosted by Niall Ferguson.  If you haven’t seen it, check out whether you can view it on-demand.  It was on PBS.  Ferguson points out that such companies as Facebook and Google have been so successful because of social networking.  For...

What to Eat…and Why

March 18, 2020
What to Eat…and Why
I was reading the book, “How to Eat”, by Thich Nhat Hanh (I do recommend it for anyone who needs to learn to enjoy what they eat instead of fearing it), and he asked two boys why they eat breakfast.  The first boy replied, “To get energy for the day.”  The other said, “The purpose of eating...

The New Year’s Resolution of All Resolutions

December 27, 2019
The New Year’s Resolution of All Resolutions
Just as many will raise a glass of bubbly on New Year’s Eve and toast to a good year had and hope for a good following year, many are also making New Year’s resolutions.  The problem with resolutions is they’re like what Mary Poppins said in the movie of the same name — “They’re...

Your Brain on Coffee and Chocolate

December 4, 2019
Your Brain on Coffee and Chocolate
I was recently watching a television program on PBS called “Food – Delicious Science”.  Fascinating to hear how food affects our brains.  The hosts, Michael Mosley, MD and botanist, James Wong, explained how certain foods trigger a “Reward Pathway” in the brain, reinforcing our desire...

Healthy Snacks to Avoid Being Hungry and “Hangry”

November 20, 2019
Healthy Snacks to Avoid Being Hungry and “Hangry”
I love that word “hangry” – hungry and angry.  Whoever came up with the term, kudos. It says it all. We all have probably experienced that feeling when it’s not officially time for a meal, but we’re slightly hungry.  When we get to this point, we should know that we’ve waited too...

The Art of Simplifying Your Resources

October 16, 2019
The Art of Simplifying Your Resources
Talk to any carpenter or building contractor and they’ll tell you that there’s always another tool they feel they could have in their tool box.  If they just had a particular blade or sander, their job would go much more smoothly and quickly.  So they get another toy.  But, one day they’ll...