Stop Drifting…Start Paddling

Remember daydreaming when you were young about the life ahead of you. Remember the dreams you used to have? Remember when you were excited about the work you were doing? Remember when you were thinner, fitter, and in better shape? Remember when you were passionate about your relationships. Remember feeling good, having more energy, and…

And vs. But

When you see those ads on television for medications, they do a great job of painting a pretty picture. They involve bright colors, happy people, and convey the idea that if you take that drug, your problems will be solved. But with each ad comes the lowering of the narrator’s voice as he or she…

Why I Do This…

I have been writing articles every week in the local paper for over fifteen years. I’ve written almost 1,000 articles. And I started posting them on this website a few years ago.  I’m often asked how I come up with new information each week. It’s easy! I see hundreds of patients every week, which means…

The Practice of Happiness

Everybody just wants to be happy. With all the advances we’ve seen in the past one hundred years, you would think we would be the happiest bunch of people in history. But we’re not! So why aren’t we? Hearing about a recent suicide really got me thinking about our difficult search for happiness. We should…

The Breakthrough Myth

With all of the research being done, money being spent, and knowledge we are gaining, it only makes sense that we are on the verge of a major breakthrough in regards to our health and longevity, right? There is always hype around new breakthroughs, whether it’s a new workout program, dietary supplement, medicine or medical…

Rethinking Your Behavior

We are all very different. We think differently, act differently, and have very different beliefs. Most of us go blindly through our days, just doing things without thinking about why we do what we do. If I ask you why you do some of the things you do, you might be caught off guard, unable…

One Second Wellness

Why don’t we change? We all think about, talk about, even dream about making big changes in our lives. Even if one area of our life is great, there is always another that needs work. And it seems like those are the toughest to change. One of the reasons we avoid change is because we…

What’s Your Escape?

The level of stress we live with, day in and day out, is far greater than we, as humans, were designed to experience. And, like all living organisms, when you are put under stress that is greater than you are designed for, for longer than you are designed to handle, something has to give. Look…

Build It To Last

Years ago, I had a washing machine that stopped working. The repairman told me that I should be happy it lasted as long as it did, as washers today only last about ten years. It seemed to me that washing machines used to last longer than they do now. And they did. So did dryers,…