The Best Advice: Model the Behavior You Wish to See In Others

Have you ever felt an overly enthusiastic urge to share your newfound health knowledge with the rest of the world? Or share your personal plan of how you overcame an addiction or lost twenty pounds or reversed your own chronic health challenge?  Maybe you haven’t gotten to the point of sharing it with everybody but certainly you’ve shared it with …

Cooling the Temptations That Derail Your Progress

Does this sound familiar? You wake up nice and early and tell yourself to get ready to hit the gym.  Today is the day you are going to hit the weights hard.  Before you go, you fire up the coffee maker—I mean, we all need coffee of course.  Better check the email too just in case.  While you are on …

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90 Days – The First Few Steps of a Lifetime’s Journey

You hear it every day, all the time, everywhere. “I’ve quit smoking six times, but this time it’s for good.  I hope.” “Damn, I’ve got to cut down on the booze.  These mornings are killing me. By the way, there’s a margarita party Friday night.  You want to go?” “I admit it. I’m a chocaholic.  I joined a group and …

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Thought For The Day

Yearning for a new way will not produce it. Only ending the old way can do that. —Richard Rohr

Letting Go of Food Attachments

Have you ever had the experience of a cleanse or fast during which time you relinquish whole foods and drink only juices or water? While there are many sound reasons to give your body a break from eating, it presents an ideal opportunity to examine your attachment to food. I witness this on a regular basis while overseeing groups of …

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The Call of the Wild: Naming the Hunger Within

Wolf with ears pinned back

The Call of the Wild is a gripping tale of a heroic dog that has been taken from the heart of civilization and thrust into the brutal Alaskan Gold Rush. Ultimately, he must decide between living in man’s world and returning to nature to live as a wild animal. The story is rife with struggle, sometimes quite violent. A characteristic Hero’s …

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Eating: It’s Not What You Do, It’s Who You Are

I met an old friend of mine last week in the parking lot of our local grocery store. I almost passed him by as I didn’t recognize him immediately.  He had lost a lot of weight since I had last seen him. He mentioned that he had undergone gastric bypass surgery nine months earlier. I had known of his constant battle …