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,…

What Bothers You Most?

One thing we, as humans, like to do is complain. And because we do it A LOT, we do it very well. We complain that it’s too cold… then complain that it’s too hot. We complain when it rains… then complain when it’s too dry. We complain about the clothes we have, about our jobs,…

That One Degree

I recently re-watched a YouTube video called “212 Degrees – The Extra Degree.” (You can watch it by clicking here.)It’s basically a motivational story set to some fairly intense music. It starts out with the words “At 211 degrees, water is hot.” Then it says, “At 212 degrees, it boils.” It goes on to say…

Home Office Syndrome

Doctors know that the last thing to come on in most disease processes or health problems is symptoms. The underlying condition is usually brewing for a while before you know you have it. Well… after a year in this pandemic, there are many issues rearing their heads. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, and weight gain are on…

Preparing for the Next Pandemic?

Human beings, Americans in particular, are very short-sighted. We are quick to act, then pound our chests with pride and arrogance (as if we’re so smart), only to find out that despite our short-term success, we pay dearly for our decisions later. We are the only species that can’t figure out how to be happy,…

Chasing Symptoms

More is better… isn’t it? Sometimes it is, but often, it is not. When we experience failure, we tend to try harder, to do more of what we have been doing, thinking that will solve the problem. But when we continue to fail over and over again, it warrants digging in, taking a closer look,…

Why Change?

If things are going well, and all is good, there is no reason for change. But if things are not going well, it’s probably a good time to think about change. Necessity is often the catalyst of change. The thing about change is that it can come in many forms. Let’s say you are struggling…