Maslow’s Hierarchy #1 Physiological Needs

Tamsin Astor, PhD, your Chief Habit Scientist shares with you “Maslow’s Hierarchy #1 Physiological Needs” so you can cultivate the healthy habits to live a life of freedom!

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Healthy habits of online dating #4 – Ask questions

Ask people what they want. Don’t assume they have read your profile and don’t assume they have written out what they want. I explicitly state that I am looking for a long-term long relationship, not a one-off, for example. It’s better to clarify this so you don’t waste time meeting someone who doesn’t meet your criteria.

Healthy habits of online dating #3 – Due diligence

Read their profile and look at their pics before you engage. Maybe there are some flags or deal-breakers for you. I was contacted by people who lived in Florida, Northern California, Manhattan, even though I had put the settings at 30 miles from where I live! They were looking for someone when they traveled through Cleveland. Not my thing. I have a Ph.D. and do better dating guys with degrees who are intellectually-driven. I don’t want more kids, if their profile says they want kids, I move on. Do your basic due diligence!

Healthy habits of online dating #2 – Make plans

The second habit of online dating that I have created was shared with me by my friend Jen. If we can’t figure out a time to meet within a week or so, then move on. I am not looking for a pen pal. Also, I don’t want to date someone who won’t make time for me.

Healthy habits of online dating #1 – Looks

I recently jumped back online, creating profiles on 4 apps. I knew that there was going to be a lot of overwhelm, navigating all the messages and interactions. One day I woke up and there were 30 messages in just one of the apps!

This leads me to the realization that I needed to create some healthy habits in this area of my life, just like I have for other areas.

The first one is this: I delete any messages that just mention my looks. Why? My profile explicitly states that I am a sapiosexual – turn on my mind. If you can’t be bothered to read that and then engage, then I am not interested.

Simple Red Sauce

2 onions
2 sticks celery
2 carrots
1 22 oz can tomato sauce
1 14 oz can chopped tomatoes
2 tbs tomato puree
Handful of basil

Sauté the onions and celery and carrots. Add the tomatoes and simmer for at least 20 mins. Add the basil and cook for at least 10 more minutes. Blend and store in the fridge in old jam jars.



1 eggplant
1 onion
2 zucchini
2 potatoes
1 pepper
1/3 c black olives
1/3 c pine nuts
10 cherry tomatoes
1/3 c capers
Handful of basil

Cube the eggplant add salt and let it sweat out the liquid. Dice the potatoes, cubed the zucchini, dice the pepper.
Sauté the onion and potatoes until soft – a few minutes. Add the zucchini and eggplant and cook for a few minutes. Then add tomatoes, capers, and olives. Keep stirring and then add a little liquid and the rough chopped basil and the pine nuts. Finish in the oven or on the stove top.


Resilience, Grit, Optimism You Have the Power

Tamsin Astor, PhD, your Chief Habit Scientist shares with you “Resilience, Grit, Optimism You Have the Power” so you can cultivate the healthy habits to live a life of freedom!

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Marinated Kale Salad

1 bunch of kale
1 lemon & equivalent amount of Olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp salt

Chopped almonds or walnuts
Crumbled goats cheese
Grated carrot
Grated beet

Wash kale and cut off stalks. Roughly chop into mouth size pieces. Massage in the salt.
Make the vinaigrette in an old jam jar – the lemon juice, the olive oil, the ginger, and garlic. Mix into the salad. Leave for at least 30 mins before eating. It will last for a few days.

Add the optional extras when you serve!

Prioritize Pleasure it’s not a reward

Tamsin Astor, PhD, your Chief Habit Scientist shares with you “Prioritize Pleasure it’s not a reward” so you can cultivate the healthy habits to live a life of freedom!

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