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“Oh my, my…Oh hell yes…

“Oh my, my…Oh hell yes…

Lee Aldrich Middlesage…..honey put on that party dress…” 

OK – so it’s not a party in the true sense of the word, but the folks at middleSage are 1 day away from kicking off “The Behavior Exchange Challenge,” the 31 day challenge to exchange unhealthy habits for healthy habits. Maybe life will seem like a party once we work toward shedding life-long behaviors that cause us unhappiness, stress, and conflict, and resolve to exchange them with healthy behaviors.

After much reading about behaviors of unhappy people, behaviors of happy people, hours of discussions relating to the subject, we decided to challenge ourselves to make the changes necessary to lead a happier life, and “The Behavior Exchange Challenge” was born.

Starting TOMORROW through July 31, middleSage is challenging ourselves, and inviting YOU to join us, to determine which things you do in your life that aren’t beneficial to you, AND determining your resolutions to fix them. Here’s how to begin:

1 – TOMORROW MORNING, hop over to middleSage.com. If you are already a subscriber – thank you! If not, please feel free to subscribe.

2 – Take The Poll to determine which of the 22 habits of unhappy people you might have. It’s a big orange button that says “Take The Poll.” (Yep, It’s confidential and we won’t know who you are, but it will show you how you stack up against the other folks taking the poll.)

3 – Once you complete the poll, there is a PDF worksheet to print – there’s yet another button for that too!

4 – The Behavior Exchange Challenge worksheet, like the poll, identifies the 22 unhealthy habits. Identify the ones you need to work on, then use the worksheet for your personal notes, and to set resolutions to eliminate that unhealthy habit.

5 – Barb and Lee will be (gulp) publishing their Behavior Exchange Challenge Resolution Sheet for all to see. (Nothing like letting it ALL hang out!)

6 – We will also be journaling on middleSage.com each of the 31 days to let you know how we’re doing, what our successes are, what are challenges have been. You might want to journal, too!

7 – We will let everybody around us know what we’re doing so they can be accountability partners. We’re anticipating that friends or family will call “bullshit” when they see us using/reverting back to the unhealthy habits. You might want to have some accountability partners, too!

As the month goes on, we will be posting helpful articles to read, so please check back often. And if you’re, let let us know how you’re doing. You can always send us a private message, too.

We’re EXCITED to challenge ourselves! “The Behavior Exchange Challenge” starts tomorrow and we hope you’ll be a part of it!!!

Thank you for subscribing to middleSage.com – we appreciate your support! If you’re not yet a subscriber come on over to the site and subscribe!



  1. Kate

    1 July

    sounds like a great challenge!

    • Lee Aldrich

      1 July

      Kate – thank you for following with us. You can participate, too, if you’d like. If you haven’t taken the poll, it’s on the site AND it’s anonymous. Thank you for your comments!

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