All Masters Were Once Disasters

Many people avoid doing new things because they appear to be difficult. It is human nature to get into a routine in life and remain there because we are comfortable. When it comes to building a better body, getting into shape, changing your diet, and adopting an overall better wellness lifestyle, most people feel intimidated…

A Foundational Problem In Modern Medicine

I recently had a conversation with a medical doctor about cholesterol and cholesterol medication. I was surprised that she was still recommending cholesterol-lowering drugs. And she was pretty excited about doing so. Heart disease is still the number one killer in America. This is despite the fact that one out of every four Americans 45…

Is It Good? Is It Bad?

The way we see the world and the way we look at the things around us are shaped by our beliefs, experiences, and philosophies. We often look at things in terms of being cold or hot, black or white, fast or slow, etc. Most of the what we see and identify with is very objective…

Whac-A-Mole

Growing up, I spent a lot of time at Geauga Lake Amusement Park. We lived close by, so each year we would get season passes. I loved the rides, but really loved the games. One game from the arcade that really sticks out in my memory is Whac-A-Mole. Most of you will remember this… a…

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…