Category Archives: Your Goals

Turn your problems . . . into goals

In traditional medical language, patients present themselves with a “chief complaint” which makes doctors sound like they are working in public relations. It also makes our patients sound like a bunch of whiners. We don’t see our patients that way … Continue reading

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Can you really balance your life? 3 keys.

When you look back on your life when you have retired, on the closing stretch or with your last breaths, will you ask what you have done with your time? What will be the measure of this life? Your net … Continue reading

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It is what it is. I am what I am. Accepting yourself and your world.

Over the past few years, I’ve heard many of my patients say, “It is what it is.” At first, only those over 30 would repeat this phrase, but more recently, younger adults have picked it up. For most, it is … Continue reading

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Your Positive Potential for Health: The Dynamic Balance

Some parents don’t listen to their children unless they’re misbehaving, but wise parents are proactive and involved; they know what their kids are up to . . . especially when they’re quiet. This is something we all know, but when … Continue reading

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Turning Negative Emotions into Positive Goals, Part 1

Are you happy with your life? If you are, congratulations! A cynic would say, “Enjoy it while you can. It won’t last.” Life can be a rollercoaster ride of high and low points, successes and failures, good fortune and bad … Continue reading

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Strategies for Beginning a New Exercise Program

Are you getting enough physical activity? What are you doing in each of the four key areas of activity? Could you benefit from improved strength, flexibility, balance and cardiovascular fitness? Begin with a small goal to increase your daily activity … Continue reading

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Loving the Imperfect Moment

You will never find your life perfect until you accept its intrinsic imperfection and love it anyway. Life may give you everything you want – but it won’t be all at the same time. There was good and bad in … Continue reading

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