The Experience of Life

Humans fall into the trap of thinking that they will be happy and their lives will be complete when they… get into that school… get that degree… get that new job… earn that specific amount of money… buy that car… build that dream house… blah… blah… blah… The truth is that the happiness we get…

Mind Control

When you read those words… mind control, you might think about the media and its efforts to twist and sensationalize stories, advertising campaigns designed to shift your thinking, or some kind of possessed cult leader. Well, the mind control that I’m talking about is the control YOU have over your own mind. With the pandemic…

Great Start To Your Day

It is no secret that the most successful and productive people on the planet start their days with strict rituals that involve getting the body and mind primed for the day.  Well, truth be told, I have not been super disciplined with my morning routines this past year. One of my primary goals in 2021…

Be in Awe of Your Body

There are certain words that I really, really like. I occasionally post those on my Friday’s Findings at drbizjak.com. One word that I have been thinking about more recently is awe. I love this word!  One definition of awe is a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder. It is so easy to lose our…

Facing Reality

As we embark on a new year, 2021, and set new goals, it is critical to do so effectively. We’ve all heard that we must set goals if we are going to get to where we want to be. That makes sense, right? Without putting a destination in our GPS when leaving for a trip,…

When I Get Sick

Imagine a friend accidentally sneezing directly into your face. No matter how healthy you are, there is still a chance that you could get sick. I know people think that if you are healthy, you will never get sick, but the truth is that even healthy people get sick from time to time.  The immune…

Changing the System

If you ask any doctor or nurse what they think is wrong with our current healthcare system, they will give you a long list. Despite more hospitals, doctors, medications, and advanced diagnostic equipment, we continue to get sicker and sicker. And I am not talking about COVID-related sickness, I am talking about the chronic illness…

Getting a Jump on 2021

It’s been a crazy year! 2020 will be a year that will be talked about in history books. Life, as we knew it, will never be the same. These past ten months have been filled with uncertainty, fear, frustration, and confusion.  What I have found interesting is how people have responded. I’ve had some patients…

Giving Thanks

Years ago, I was thinking about a professor I had while studying for my doctorate. His name was Gale Lewellan, and he was a professor of Neuroanatomy. He was one of my all-time favorite professors. Ten years after graduating, I decided to call him and thank him. To my surprise, he answered his office phone.…

Somewhere In The Middle

I have noticed an odd phenomenon that is happening more lately. I’m sure you’ve noticed it too. It’s extremes. What I mean is that people are being pushed into being labeled as one extreme or another.  We have many biases, prejudices, and beliefs about others that can cause us to see them as we believe…