Monday, January 7, 2008

Week one down, are you still on course?

So how has your first week of your New Years resolutions gone so far? I think, believe it or not, it has been a very successful week for most people. From all of the emails I have received I think people were a little more motivated or a little more disgusted at how they treated themselves last year. Whatever the real reason, congratulations.

They often say that breaking an old habit or creating a new good or bad one takes about three weeks, so in a few more weeks you will be able to better see if you have made it over the hump and started making these changes a more permanent solution.

I hope that for all of you that this is the year you succeed with any and all changes you have wanted for a long time and also that all of your transitions be smooth, semi painless and that you see such great benefits that you never look back.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!!

I am finally back and ready to write and pass on healthy tips and suggestions after a busy December.
December found me volunteering the entire month for an organization here in Las Vegas called the "Magical Forest". This is a Christmas themed event that benefits Opportunity Village, an organization that helps Mentally handicapped adults get on their feet, working, earning a paycheck and also provides all of the help these special adults need to live as close to normal lives as possible.

I learn so much every year when I am helping with this great organization. First of all, we are all a bunch of wimps here in America. We complain about the most ridiculous things that mean almost nothing, and we are so spoiled, almost to the level of absurdness!

We as Americans have the most of everything that we can possibly handle for making our lives wonderful, and yet we complain about that as well. We are lucky enough to have more choices for everything than almost every other country, and we are still not satisfied. I am amazed every time I hear people complaining about the most ridiculous thing and with such passion that I really do feel that if most of us were put somewhere that offered little to no cushy lifestyles and multiple choice alternatives, we would most likely die.

The New Year should actually be called Thanksgiving in my mind because it is actually the time for all of us to stand back and be thankful for another year of good health, good fortune and a great life. The thing is, even if it was not that great or healthy, we should still be thankful for living in a place where we have the tools to turn it around and make this year the best ever.

Be thankful for all you have and appreciate the choices you have, and most of all the right to be as healthy as you would like to be!

Happy New Year to all of you and yours