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We are Family

Above is a picture of my mother-in-law, Nancy, at her 90th birthday party with all 14 of her grandchildren! Wow! It’s crazy to think that when I met Dr. Jean, Nancy was Dr. Jean’s current age and only three of the grandchildren where born. Time passes, families expand, and as a result there is growth [...]

We are Family2022-02-09T16:23:25-05:00

February is Heart Month

Do you know the leading cause of death in the USA? I’ll give you two hints: 1.) It isn’t COVID - not even close.  2.) It has to do with Valentines Day. If you guessed heart disease you’d be correct. In my family, at 54, I have outlived all my immigrant forefathers. Most of us have [...]

February is Heart Month2022-02-02T10:41:37-05:00

Plant Positive Thoughts

“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” Earl Nightengale Notice in the quote above that to change your reality, it isn't just repetition...you need to add emotion to our goals! Repetition without emotion is monotony. Let’s break emotion down into simple terms: emotion is [...]

Plant Positive Thoughts2022-01-26T08:28:41-05:00

Health Coach

I would like to introduce you to Brenda Schwaller, a licensed Health Coach. I have known Brenda for over 20 years and she is an incredible human being. If you feel like you need someone to help organize your health issues and form a plan, a health coach like Brenda can really help clarify your [...]

Health Coach2022-01-12T10:07:03-05:00

Decisions Decisions

“I am not a product of my circumstances, I am a product of my decisions!” Steven Covey author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People I had a patient text me over the weekend who is a Type 2 Diabetic. His blood sugar numbers were off the charts in the upper 300 to low 400 rage [...]

Decisions Decisions2022-01-12T09:33:43-05:00

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  Oh boy here we go again, another year and another laundry list of resolutions. Many of us are looking at new goals that are high and lofty. We are highly motivated after our month of overindulging during the holidays and somehow we think that a month of excess will set us up to achieve our [...]

Happy New Year2022-01-05T10:01:36-05:00

Daily Routine

You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. John C. Maxwell - American Author We hope you had a Merry Christmas and will have a happy New Year! The above quote is relevant as we approach the New Year where we [...]

Daily Routine2022-01-03T11:53:22-05:00

A Rose by Any Other Name….

A year from now you will wish you had started today. Karen Lamb - Author-Illustrator A couple years ago I was treating a 75 year old woman and noticed a cute tattoo on her arm. I complimented her and asked her if she had any others. Her response was a sheepish “yeah.” I asked why [...]

A Rose by Any Other Name….2021-12-22T12:39:38-05:00

Hand in Hand

“Fear and growth go hand in hand. When you courageously face the thing you fear, you automatically experience the growth you have been seeking.”  Sandra Gallagher Just like fear and growth, illness and health go hand in hand as well. Let’s face it, most of us don’t address our health until we are sick. In other words, [...]

Hand in Hand2021-12-22T10:57:26-05:00

Elephant in the Room

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. COVID. This virus, and all its variants, is like ALL airborne viruses--unstoppable. Viruses like the swine flu hit 1/8 of people in the world in a year. That one took younger people but do you know why? The younger were more effected because the elderly had some immunity due [...]

Elephant in the Room2021-12-22T10:25:58-05:00
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