Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday the 13 TH....

So today is Friday the 13 Th. For many people, the mere mention of this day makes them want to avoid the world at all costs. Honestly, if things are going to happen, they are going to happen no matter what, I am seriously convinced that everything happens for a reason. We may never fully understand the reasons for the crazy things that happen to us and those around us but I am still convinced that this is the plan.

This idea of fear of the unknown carries into our lives in many forms every day. From listening to the possibility of a storm, hot weather, tornado's, hurricanes and other Mother Nature tirades. We are sometime easily convinced of the coulda, shoulda, woulda's that are brought to our attention from friends, or in a conversation or of course from our jaded multi sided media.

The idea that we can be so easily motivated, convinced or mesmerized by things we read and hear is just human nature. My personal feeling is we should follow our own ideas and feelings because more times than none, what we originally thought, what we first planned on doing before we listened to others that are not connected to the situation, or have less actual experience, was most likely the correct thing to do.

Trust yourself, trust your judgement, and be surprised when you yourself are right!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Choosing a positive mindset

Do you ever feel that your mood is influenced by things you have no control over? Obviously, we are responsible for getting rest, staying active and eating a diet that is as good of a quality foundation as we can afford. We are also responsible for having a positive outlook, and for trying to surround ourselves with people of like mind set and preferably positive people.

The hard part in reality, is when the external forces that affect us are the people in our immediate circle, including our family, friends and co workers. These are the people that are with you or around you, or at least verbally in your life the most often, so environment becomes a factor. So when do we decide that sometime we have hit our saturation point? When do we decide that our health and sanity are more important than dealing with the negativity, being a sounding board, picking up the pieces for all the foolish mistakes people around you make, or just being the "fixer"? I guess all of us have our tolerence levels, and for some of us it is later than sooner.

I wonder how many people spend their whole lives pickling up and repairing everyone and never get the chance, or Taking the chance to work on their own lives or better the quality of their own lives. I am saddened to see people in their later years that have been in a negative situation so long that it is all they know? Is it their own fault for staying, or is it that they did not know anything else, our were they just fearful of leaving? I guess we will never know what goes on behind closed doors, and maybe it is truly none of our business?

I guess I just feel that life is so short, and living and existing in a negatiove situation, putting up with verbal or physical abuse should never ever be tolerated. I think everyone deserves the chance to be happy, or at least has the right to choose happy and say no to the negatiivity that runs so common day in our world.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Moving forward as a country.

As long as I have been in this industry, I am always amazed at how much more there is to learn. You, if you want to be on top and visible in the industry, must keep up to date on new research and new findings, as well as new breakthroughs. I find it interesting how many physicians, many who I know personally who just 10-15 years ago would never take a multiple vitamin, much less recommend a nutritional regime for their patients, but today they do.

Is it because of advertising, frustration with medical companies, insurance billing problems, or could it actually be a sense of actua;l interest in the health of patients? All I do know is that I like what I see. I like the fact that Doctors are not all across the board any more, only willing to think prescription medication first. What I like the best is how many Doctors are actually searching for a health problem cause and a reason and looking for the problems behind the symptoms.

Are we there yet completely? No. Are we closer that we have ever been? Yes. Today, we are at a time in history when the fields are drawing closer together, and a more harmonious balance is beginning to emerge. Where we end up is anyones guess, but where we have been for a long while, swimming around in the guessing game, and using an overabundance of pharmaceutical drugs has not done us well.

My philospohy us "chanhge is good, but only if you are ready for change, and ready to learn from where you were before, and of course ready to learn and embrace what lies ahead".