Who is Dr. Dean Ornish?
Dr. Ornish is the founder of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute and a leading researcher for over 30 years. He has influenced the diet of President Clinton who is now leading a vegan lifestyle. An author of six bestsellers, his program for improving health through lifestyle change is now covered by Medicare. His research is proving that the more you improve your food choices and lifestyle, the more your health improves and the better you feel. Read more
We rely on instincts.
Are you good at pegging people you first meet? Do your instincts kick in and adjectives start rolling around in your head instantly? Do you give the person a chance to change your perception or do you trust your initial gut and refuse to budge?
We are told that stereotyping is bad, prejudicial, and harmful to society. Can we trust our instincts? That depends. Read more
View Part I of this 2 part series, America’s Mind Plague- Excuses.
“I’m too busy.”
If being healthy is your priority, then time isn’t an issue. Time for other tasks is the challenge. If you don’t have time to work out, look at your priorities first before addressing anything else. Be honest. Only grief will come from a false priority list. Read more
The number one reason we have an obesity epidemic is because we make excuses under the guise of being busy, flexible, in crisis, skeptical, cynical, physically unable, too old, and selfless. Read more
Are short and long term goals essential to our success in getting fit and healthy? In my opinion, not so much.
Americans are quite good at goal setting.
“I want to lose 20 pounds by spring!” “I’m going to eat healthier in 2012!” “I’m going to fit in my high school jeans in time for my reunion.” “I’m going to run my first marathon.” Read more
View previous post in series, The Enormous Power of Questions.
Just as the right questions lead us to positive results, the wrong questions will lead you to inaction, steer you away from your goals, and destroy your self image.
Here are some good examples of self sabotage at work. Read more
Watch any program about weight loss, read what the experts are saying about why America has an obesity problem, or even listen to Oprah, and you will hear over and over again that losing weight is not about willpower. Really? Read more