Tag Archives: aging

LIFESTYLE: IT’S NOT A ONE SIZE FITS ALL PACKAGE

  Providing guidance to help people achieve a better quality of life is a noble goal. One of the biggest problems, however, is not knowing what the recipient’s goals and desires are. It is easy to tell people to: eat better exercise more reduce stress but without clearly understanding an individual’s needs, these recommendations may […]

CHOOSING BETWEEN DIFFICULT CHOICES

Life has many challenges; some of which we can’t control. Then there’s the choices we make among the options that are available to us. At face value, some of these options may look DIFFICULT. They may involve “things” we DON’T WANT TO DO or even ENJOY, but are necessary to develop and maintain the mental […]

THE STROKE THAT CONFUSED DOCTORS

The gentleman was 89 years old. He was already taking Nifedipine and Atenolol (blood pressure medications,) Clopidogrel (a blood thinner,) Baby Aspirin (a blood thinner,) and Simvastatin (a cholesterol medication.) The combination of these pharmaceutical drugs were supposed to protect against cardiovascular disease and stroke. On February 9th, 2016, this gentleman drove himself to the […]

“KNOWING” vs. “UNDERSTANDING” DETERMINES PERSONAL COMMITMENT TO HEALTHY OUTCOMES

When it comes to health, most people already know (to a large degree) the basics. Exercise more, eat less, yada, yada, yada… So why don’t more people follow this accepted protocol to living? It is my opinion that: “KNOWING” vs. “UNDERSTANDING“ is a major reason for non compliance. “KNOWING” the basics doesn’t explain WHY the […]

“I HATE VEGETABLES”

As you may have guessed, I say it like it is! I have hated vegetables ever since I was a small child. As I’ve matured, my “taste buds” have maintained their adolescent preferences. This simply means that as an adult, I continue to HATE VEGETABLES! How have I handled this dilemma? . I EAT 6-8 […]

CHOOSING TO “LIVE LIFE” OR “EXIST IN LIFE”

If we didn’t already have enough decisions to make in life, here’s one more! Are the differences between these two lifestyles simply semantics or are they so different they are incongruous with each other? WHAT IS LIVING? Living involves willful choosing. It requires an individual to prioritize life and pursue that which he or she […]

GUEST POST BY ELAINE COLTER, (MY WIFE)

I CHOOSE THIS, NOT THAT… Recently, I have become aware of an interesting dichotomy. In a clothing store, a clerk told that a pair of pants I was about to purchase fit me well. The lady behind me said “of course they do, she’s so tiny anything would look good on her!” My reply was […]