You probably don’t know Bill Diehl. Prior to retiring from the law firm of James, McElroy & Dielhl in 2016 he was one of the best known divorce attorneys in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was known for charging up to $1000.00 per hour for legal services and collected retainers up to $100,000.00 from wealthy clients.
Mr. Diehl liked living an expensive lifestyle. He worked hard and played hard. He was so self confident, he believed NOTHING could stand in the way of pursuing ANY personal goal.
Mr. Diehl enjoyed flying his private plane. He would take it to see musical concerts all over the United States. He was “living the life” so many people “dream to live.”
As a child, he recalled experiencing a situation that would impact his life forever. Whenever he and his family went out to a restaurant, he was ALWAYS instructed to make his food selection from the “cheap” side of the menu. This clearly fueled his desire to one day be able to feast on ANY menu item at ANY restaurant in the world. Although this clearly fit his character (accomplishing whatever he pursued in life,) he likely never considered the possible harm this path would either cause, or at least, contribute to.
As a skilled, driven and successful hard working attorney, Mr. Diehl (like so many of us) never faced the reality of LIFESTYLE BEHAVIORS. He amassed great wealth doing his job while rejecting the facts (ironic, since his legal career was based on the FACTS) regarding healthy nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, proper hydration, adequate sleep and proper nervous system balance to remain vital and functional. Unfortunately, his choice to amass wealth in a manner inconsistent with maintaining quality health resulted in a stroke suffered shortly after retiring from practice in 2016.
According to newspaper reporter, THÉODEN JANES:
“At 73 years of age, Mr. Diehl has been living at a skilled nursing facility in Southpark’s Sharon Towers. He rarely gets out. He’s unable to walk. He has much less to say than he used to.”
“Bill Diehl now spends most of his time in a big La-Z-Boy in front of a small television.”