Friday, May 30, 2014



If we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.

 Anthony Robbins


You may have been told that the best way to keep your brain healthy is to stay engaged in activities such as crossword puzzles and listening to music. But now we know that these sorts of “passive activities” may not be enough to boost cognitive function. Activities that are mentally challenging — studying a new language or picking up a new instrument — are more stimulating. And while these might be easier for younger people to pick up quickly, they’re certainly achievable by everyone else too! 
While youth confers some benefits, experience compensates with others. Emerging research suggests that certain domains of the adult brain retain a lifelong ability to create new connections, build new skills, and form new memories as you age. 
The takeaway: You’re only as old as you think you are.

Thursday, May 22, 2014



"Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent."

 Marilyn vos Savant

The Best Time To Workout

You may have heard different theories about the best time to work out. Some say pre-breakfast workouts burn more fat, while others say afternoon strength-training sessions are best.
So who’s right? Cleveland Clinic Wellness fitness expert Melissa Hendricks, MEd, ACSM-HFI, ACE, has a simple solution: “People should exercise when they are most likely to be successful. If you are not a morning person, you are probably not going to enjoy exercising in the morning. If you know that at the end of the day you’re too exhausted to go to the gym, then you should plan a mid-afternoon workout. Physiology aside, it is better to do any kind of workout than put it off all together because you don’t like exercising at a certain time of day.” Hendricks applies the same logic to balancing workouts. Consider your goals and personal preferences first and foremost, and get the least favorite part of your routine out of the way first, so you don’t skip it entirely. “If you can’t decide what to do first, then do a circuit. Mix bursts of cardio with strength exercises. You’ll get both done, in a shorter amount of time,” she adds.

Monday, May 19, 2014



Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.

- Anonymous 

A friend knows the song in my heart
and sings it to me when my memory fails.

- Anonymous

One Step

Not trying is failing. 
 Everything else is just practice.  
It’s OK if you mess up, that’s how you get wiser. 
 Give yourself a break.  And don’t give up! 
 Good things take time, and you’re getting there, one step at a time.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014



One of the greatest weapons against stress and negativity is the ability to mindfully choose one thought over another.

Dr. Crewson Andrew Martin/PhD


There may be times when we are powerless
to prevent injustice, but there must never
be a time when we fail to protest.

 Elie Wiesel

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Loving Yourself

Responsibility For Feelings

We are never responsible for another person’s feelings. If they are angry or frustrated with us they too have to accept that they are completely responsible for these feelings they are experiencing as well.
One of the more common struggles 
I have seen in working with my patients is their inability to understand this truth. They often believe the false notion that they can “make” another person feel something that they feel. They either accept blame for doing this or they mistakenly believe that another person should accept the blame for what they themselves are feeling.
All of this is untrue. 
All of this is delusion.

EXCERPT: "A Prescription For Contentment"
Crewson Andrew Martin/PhD

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