Two Inner Voices from Two Natures

We all hear inner voices. Some people may call it self-talk. How we treat those inner voices plays a big role in how our lives turn out. You can break them into the negative and positive voices or good and evil voices or however makes sense for you to separate them....

Savor your food

A lot of my practice involves counseling people who are struggling with overweight and obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. Something that is obvious in these amazing people is that they don’t have good eating habits. Something very easy that I teach them, that...

What do you want to do when you grow up?

Recently, I asked one of my 3-year-old patients. “Jamie, what do you want to be when you grow up?” “A pig, I wanna be a pig”, she said smiling¬†broadly, and very proudly. “Huh? A what?” I queried. Her mum who had burst into laughter...

Cooperation vs. Conflict

Last week, on pediatric emergency medicine, I remember fondly my 20-month old patient with an upper respiratory infection. Even though his mother had brought him to the ER to get help for him, he wouldn’t cooperate with me to allow me to examine¬†him and give him...

How to achieve your greatest dreams

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu You achieve your greatest dreams by breaking them down into small manageable goals and focusing on accomplishing one goal at a time. As you accomplish them, you build momentum to that propels...

Why Fasting Improves Brain Function

Mark Mattson is the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging. He is also a professor of Neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University. Mattson is one of the foremost researchers in the area of cellular and molecular mechanisms...

Everybody Has a Calling

Everybody has a calling and your real job in life is to figure that out and go about doing it. Your calling is your invitation to change the world. And your calling is not hard to discover. A little self-understanding, openness, and faith will lead you there. You may...

How to Be a Phenomenal Person, by Oprah

Oprah inspired me in this talk. From beginning to end, it’s amazing. I particularly loved, to hear her talk about the Power of Speaking Into Being, something that I personally believe and have practiced for years now. I also loved the following quote from...

The Anatomy of Trust, by Brene Brown

The 7 Elements of Trust In this video, research professor, Brene Brown gives an acronym, BRAVING, that she created for remembering the anatomy of trust–i.e. the elements that makeup trust. Boundaries Reliability Accountability Vault – Keep my secrets and...
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