Tag Archives: motivation

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 […]

HERE’S A SIDE OF THE WEIGHT LOSS INDUSTRY YOU DON’T TYPICALLY SEE!

The following is an email I received TODAY. Although this email is addressed to me as a doctor, these same types of messages are marketed throughout the weight loss industry to motivate start up franchises.¬† See what you think! You’ve asked for it. Now you’ve got it. WEIGHT LOSS, (when done right) continues to be […]

IMPRESSED?

YOU SHOULDN’T BE!! These are simply pictures without a story behind them. All they prove is I’ve successfully developed muscles. They don’t measure my HEALTH, they don’t measure my HAPPINESS, they don’t measure my commitment to ANYTHING other than muscle development. Aesthetics is a common GOAL of exercise. Clothes don’t fit…, mirrors become the enemy…, […]

BECOMING A HERO ON MEMORIAL DAY

Although we traditionally honor the brave men and women that have fought to protect our rights for freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, I have begun wondering if these heroes wouldn’t want (and even expect) us to strive to become heroes in our own right? What better way to honor their sacrifices than to […]

LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS

. I’m sorry, I don’t believe I heard you correctly. . WHY CAN’T YOU: lose weight? get off lifestyle induced medications? be happy? pursue a job or career out of CHOICE? show your spouse and/or children you love them? REVERSE THE DESTRUCTIVE PATH YOU BLINDLESSLY FOLLOW? . DOES IT REALLY TAKE A PHYSICAL HANDICAP TO […]

IMMEDIATE GRATIFICATION vs. DELAYED GRATIFICATION

The developing brain plays an important role in explaining why some people achieve better health results than others. Lifestyle habits during early childhood lay down neural pathway that tend to favor RATIONAL or EMOTIONAL dominance. Repetition strengthens these pathways resulting in lifestyle behaviors that are difficult to modify. . How would you answer the following […]

“FIXING” OVERWEIGHT & OBESITY

Whether excess weight is the result of a lifestyle based on poor health decisions or a metabolic condition caused by a genetic predisposition, it remains a problem for nearly 70% of the population in the United States. WHY HAVE WE FAILED AT “FIXING” THIS PROBLEM? We have attempted to treat weight management problems as a […]

BETTER HEALTH REQUIRES AN EMOTIONAL ADJUSTMENT

As many of you know, I share health information that frequently goes under the radar. This information can dramatically impact decisions you make regarding your health. It is backed with credible references to add validity to its content. Frequently, I see comments to my posts that read: “something to really think about.” . I truly […]

THE MOST POWERFUL CONTRIBUTOR TO THE DESTRUCTION OF HUMAN HEALTH

If I asked, “what is the most powerful contributor to the destruction of human health”, I’m sure various responses would include: diseases (cancer, heart disease, etc…) pollution drug abuse murder big business poverty and so on… All of these factors certainly play a role in destroying human health, but none of them produce as dramatic […]

GOOD HEALTH REQUIRES A STRONG FOUNDATION

If a house is built on a poor foundation, its structural integrity would fail. The human body requires this same strong foundation to maintain its integrity to achieve the quality of life desired. Unfortunately, a majority of us stand on foundations created from “APATHY” and ongoing TOXIC BEHAVIOR rather than thoughtfully designed structures fortified by […]

SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS

As I was looking out my bedroom window witnessing another beautiful start to a beautiful day, I began to think about the different things I WANTED TO DO TODAY! As I heard my little beagle (Tucker) snoring away, I thought about taking him for a walk on a trail in the local park. Although I […]

“LIVING THE EASY LIFE”

So many people are waiting for that magic day when responsibilities and stress associated with daily living end and are replaced with freedoms of choice and time to live a CHOSEN LIFESTYLE. Some call this RETIREMENT. Some call this BOREDOM! RETIREMENT sounds a whole lot better than BOREDOM, but approximately 55% of those who retire […]

GUEST POST: Before we blame our children’s choices, did our ACTIONS or INACTIONS influence them?

I have been given the honor to host a guest post from one of my recent followers and fellow bloggers, Marie Abanga. I appreciate Marie’s candor and the comments she leaves on my posts accompanied by some very personal examples, provoking positive reflections and reactions. Join me in welcoming Marie on my blog as she […]

DEMYSTIFYING DISEASE

When most of think of DISEASE, we think of viral flu’s or bacterial infections. We don’t think about heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer or obesity. We classify these “terms” as “CONDITIONS” rather than diseases. Taber’s medical dictionary defines DISEASE as: “A condition marked by subjective complaints, a specific history, clinical signs and symptoms, and laboratory […]

AND NOW THAT YOU’VE LOST SOME OR ALL OF THE WEIGHT…?

This post is 1322 words providing an outline to achieve SUCCESSFUL LONG TERM WEIGHT LOSS. FOR THOSE IN NEED, I RECOMMEND TAKING THE TIME TO READ IT. . “I lost 100 pounds.” “I only have 35 pounds to go.” “I’m having trouble getting those last 10 pounds off.” These were such typical phrases I heard […]

“I JUST DON’T HAVE TIME”

Harry Chapin wrote a song called, “Cats In The Cradle” in 1974. It described a father and son’s relationship¬† from birth to old age. The song revealed a precious void in their loving relationship called TIME. The one recurring theme across all socioeconomic groups, genders, races, and religions is the lack of time. This excuse […]

CREATING ACCOUNTABILITY

When it comes to our jobs, accountability often determines whether our paycheck reflects an increase or not. Knowing that someone or some group will evaluate job performance adds a level of accountability to the work performed. When it comes to exercise, ACCOUNTABILITY is another concept that helps incentivize people to stay on track. For most […]

“9 OUT OF 10 DON’T KNOW IT”

DIABETES is a DISEASE most people simply view as a “CONDITION.” It is certainly not FEARED like CANCER. This misconception is based on the belief that diabetes is CONTROLLED with prescription medication. This has proven to be an UNRELIABLE approach to addressing the underlying mechanisms of this disease and entirely incapable at reversing it LONG […]

BECOMING PART OF THE SOLUTION

I am so blessed. I have had a 57 year life span (so far) to: know what it feels like to be loved by TWO parents know what if feels like to be loved by TWO sisters know what it feels like to experience an outstanding education know what it feels like to have have […]

BALANCING LIFE

It doesn’t matter what your goals in life may be; the path toward HEALTHY achievement ALWAYS requires: BALANCE! We try to isolate our problem area(s) to focus and fix these individual concerns. They may TEMPORARILY show some improvement, but LIFE often gets “in the way” and the problems resurface once again. We find ourselves constantly […]