Wholeness

Does the world seem fractured right now? Does there seem to be more divisiveness than ever before? Without looking at any data, the answer is a simple yes. You feel it. I feel it. And sadly, our youth feel it. And while we don’t need the data to know and feel the strong feelings of…

The 5 Most Dangerous Words

Humans behave in odd ways. We worry about things that will never happen, we seek happiness in places we know it can’t be found, we make excuses, shift blame, and tell ourselves lies. And instead of nipping problems when they are small and easily remedied, we wait… and wait… and wait… until those little problems…

Your Biggest Enemy

What is your biggest obstacle in life? If I ask you this question, you’ll surely have an answer. You may have to decide between a couple of things, but you will certainly be able to rattle off one thing that holds you back, brings you down, and is responsible for you not being able to…

Don’t Hibernate!

Our busy schedules make it difficult to get the daily physical activity that our bodies require. It can be tough all year long, but winter becomes a very sedentary time for most of us up north where it’s cold. The cold weather and snow give us great excuses to stay inside. Patients are often surprised…

Optimizing Your Petri Dish

I remember doing science experiments where we would swab different things around us (like door handles, tv remotes, pencils, etc.), rub those swabs across the gel-like material in a Petri dish, putting a lid on them, and leaving them in a cool, dark place. Roughly five days later we could see the bacteria in those…

A Powerful Question To Ask

Have you ever stood in front of a closet or pantry, searching intently for something specific, yet failing to find it, only to realize later that it was right in front of you the whole time? As we fumble along through life, wondering why health, wellness, and happiness are so elusive, the answer may be…

Got Flexibility?

We’ve all been on an airplane as it has hit turbulence. The quick jolts of up and down can be unnerving. The fact that an aircraft can tolerate such forces without being ripped apart is amazing. But it can take those forces because of the design and engineering. It turns out that the wings of…

5 Life Myths

In last week’s blog, I stated that we are the most confused species on the planet when it comes to health and wellness. That confusion has led us to cling to myths regarding our health, which I wrote about last week, but myths plague every aspect of our lives. Here are five life myths that…

5 Wellness Myths

We are the most confused species on the planet when it comes to health and wellness. Part of the problem is that we get one PhD saying one thing and another PhD saying the exact opposite. Both present compelling arguments and data to support their positions, but the average person is left bewildered and frustrated.…