Doughnut | East Wenatchee, WA | 2014

Temptation is an odd phenomenon. Something not particularly good for us — one more beer, one more biker chick, one more doughnut — calls to us, urges us, seduces us to take a taste. And often we succumb, even though we know the likely consequences: wooziness, face slap or clogged arteries. (My doctor once said that the only part of a doughnut we should eat is the hole.) The Mayo Clinic recently suggested that the easiest way to avoid temptation is to “void” temptation. Zero it out of your life. Remove it entirely. Without doughnuts on the kitchen counter, a person can better muster willpower to (maybe) derail desire.