A few weeks ago, I read this NY Times opinion piece
about how busy working parents really have more time than they think they do. It was written by a mother of four children under eight years old, who just published a book and travels a great deal for work, as does her husband. [...]
Routines are like mental butlers. Once you have a routine in place, then the mental processes that make the behavior happen take place automatically.
— Michael McCullough
I recently finished leading one of my six-week online courses. Happily, I achieved one of my personal health goals for the course — to become measurably less anxious. [...]
I have seen over and over again that having a team of people to help with the hard work of healing can mean the difference between a healthy future and years of suffering.
When I see people resist asking for or accepting help, I understand because I struggle with it too, but it [...]
We’ve all read the news. We know that experts from the FDA
to the Mayo Clinic
recommend a diet higher in fruits and vegetables and lower in animal products. Health leaders like Kaiser Permanent are constantly telling us that such a diet can help people lose weight; lower their cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar; [...]
The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
Choose four “big rocks” (high priority action items) that you could put in your schedule on a regular basis to support your healing. Check out my previous post Take Charge Day 24: Put First Things [...]
Action expresses priorities.
We’re approaching the end of Practice 1, Take Charge. We’ve covered several concrete things you can do to take leadership in your healing work. Now, how can you be sure to take action?
Once again, I want to draw from the wisdom of Stephen Covey in his landmark book, [...]