Get Busy Living

There are many things that limit what people do in their lifetime. It could be the location in which they live, it could be physical limitations, it could be finances, or it could be so many other things. One thing that holds many people back is fear. We have fears of failing, fears of getting…

If Lifestyle Is The Problem…

I recently had a conversation with a patient who is struggling with some health issues. He has high blood pressure, high cholesterol, is suffering with anxiety, battling some depression, and is tired all the time. A visit with his medical doctor left him with four prescriptions for four different medications. He was frustrated and did…

Failed Resolutions…Now What?

Many people set resolutions for the new year. It will not surprise you to know that approximately 80% of those resolutions fail. One reason it will not surprise you is that one of those people who failed is likely you. There are many reasons why resolutions fail. One of the biggest reasons is that the…

Assessing the Strategy

We have made incredible advances over the past one hundred years. Just think about the amazing technology we are privy to. Today, we can travel at thirty thousand feet above the ground at 550 miles per hour and go anywhere in the world. We have cell phones that can make calls, check emails, and send…

Where Did We Go Wrong?

I was driving in the Chicago area while in college and got lost, and when I stopped to look around and figure out where I was, my friend started yelling to drive. We realized that we were in a very dangerous area of town, and our safety was literally at risk. At some point, we…

Why Wait For A Crisis?

Human behavior is driven by pain and pleasure. We work hard to gain pleasure, and even harder to avoid pain. We seem to get things done when we absolutely have to. And when tragic events occur, I am reminded that we also bring out our best selves when we have to. Nothing prompts our best,…

Happy Anniversary To Me!

I have always felt fortunate to have known exactly what I wanted to do for a living since I was young. It made college planning very easy. I did my undergraduate work at Ohio University, then my doctorate work at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. When I started the chiropractic program, I told…

5 Simple New Year Tips

As you embark on a new year, in a new decade, you will likely have thoughts of improving your life. It is a long-standing tradition to set goals, or resolutions, at the start of a new year. For some, it might be to make more money, for others to take more time off work, and…

Who Do You Think You Are?

What makes one person better than another? Socially speaking, we tend to elevate those with a lot of money, fame, and or a prestigious position. Those people tend to be looked up to, revered, respected, and certainly treated differently. I have always found it intriguing how someone could be rich and famous and loved by…

Pay Now Or Pay Later

Real, organic, healthier foods cost more than processed, artificial foods. When you add this to the cost of a gym membership, your purified water, wellness visits to the chiropractor, massage therapist, and dentist, and good running shoes, it becomes apparent just how expensive healthy living really is. Can you afford to live the wellness lifestyle?…