Monthly Archives: September 2011

Achieving Your Goals: Lessons From Medicine

In the old days (or at least until now), doctors would give their orders (i.e. lose 50 lbs; exercise aerobically for 60 minutes, 5 days a week; eat a low-fat, low-salt diet; and take each of your medications as directed). … Continue reading

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Turning Mega-Goals into Goals You Can Achieve Today

We all procrastinate something in our lives. I recognize this when patients follow-up not having started their exercise program or not having done the blood tests I requested last year. At the same time, I realize that I have procrastinated … Continue reading

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Your Do-it-yourself Needs Assessment

In crafting your own grown-up curriculum, begin with a mainstay of adult education, the needs assessment. I define health as the dynamic balance of the important areas of your life with the goal of achieving your potential in each of … Continue reading

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The Learning Never Stops: What’s On Your Agenda?

During our school years, we dream about life after graduation: the end of lectures, assignments and exams and the beginning of paid work and independence. But now that we’re grown up and finished school, the learning never stops. In spite … Continue reading

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Homework for Grown-ups: A Healthy Mind Needs a Healthy Body

The most important homework for my kids is the daily care of their own bodies. I can keep an eye and give greater direction to my daughter in grade 8 and my son in grade 12. I can only hope … Continue reading

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The Learning Never Stops. Have You Done Your Homework?

Each of my kids in school has an agenda book in which they’ve been taught to write their list of homework assignments. It’s a system to keep them organized . . . and for parents to check up on them. … Continue reading

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Prescription for Health

Yesterday, I wrote how grownups can get into that Back to School spirit by re-examining their routines, choosing fresh new goals and taking the first steps towards an even healthier, happier future. Since June 1, 2011, the Ministry of Health … Continue reading

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