Are You An Empowered Patient?
Are you an empowered patient? I consider myself one and have even made bold claims that teaching people to be empowered patients will solve the majority of problems associated with our current health care systems. Yet every once in a while I find myself considering what the traits of an empowered patient are. It seems like many people who begin to have symptoms will go to their doctor to explain what they’re experiencing. They’ll describe the symptoms as best they can, then listen and answer as the doctor asks a few questions, then...read more
Starting a Wave to Heal Healthcare
I’ve been talking a lot lately about a major passion of mine, that being “healing the healthcare system”. Whenever I get into a discussion with someone, I feel my own passion, I feel my energy rising. It’s a feeling of “life purpose”, and if you’ve ever had that feeling, you’ll know exactly what I mean. Almost surely the most common feedback I get during a discussion is along the lines of “love what you’re doing, love your message, keep it up, it will take time.” Lately...read more
A Callout to Super Heroes | Psst, You Might Be on This List
I was standing in the shower this morning and a random thought went through my mind that I should write a story that did a callout to superheroes. A few names started going through my mind as to who I would mention, so I let the thoughts flow and came up with a list of names. And here’s a spoiler alert – You, yes YOU, just might be on this list. Wikipedia describes it this way: “A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero) is a type of stock character possessing “extraordinary or superhuman powers” and...read more
What’s the Root Cause?
I’ve found myself asking this question a lot lately. Do you ever stop and ask yourself this question? And if you don’t, then WHY NOT? Oops, sorry about yelling there. I have had a lot of discussions over the past few weeks with people that are experiencing a variety of symptoms. Whenever they start to describe their situation, I find myself dying to jump in with the question “what do you think the root cause is?”, and often I do. Some people respond with potential answers, indicating clearly that they’ve thought about the question...read more
Are You A Lemming | Will You Just Run Off the Cliff or Stop and Think for Yourself?
A crazy thought came into my mind this week about the similarities between lemmings and people. Do you remember the lemming story from when you were growing up? My first thought was to go to Wikipedia and look it up, then I realized that it would be better to go from memory. In early grade school, I was taught that for some reason, lemmings all gather together at some point and run off the edge of a cliff to their deaths. I don’t remember if there was an explanation as to why, I just remember this part of the story. This week I got to...read more
True Health | Balance Life Like a Swimming Pool
Do you think you know the secret to true healing? I do. And I’d like to describe it to you using a swimming pool as a metaphor. I want you to picture a swimming pool. Think of the most beautiful swimming pool you’ve ever seen. This one probably doesn’t have kids playing in it all day without ever leaving the pool, just how do they hold their bladders all day for that many hours? Your vision may be on an island somewhere but there’s probably no swim up bar with people drinking tropical drinks all day. That’s another group that seems...read more
Book Review – Mind Over Medicine ~ Dr. Lissa Rankin
Anyone diagnosed with a health condition, anyone "worried" that they might be predisposed to a condition, or anyone simply looking to maintain their existing good health can benefit from reading this book.read more
The Elephant in the Room | A Story of Synchronicity
Have you ever had a week where random, yet similar events keep happening and it forces you to pause and take notice? Maybe you keep seeing the same animal, or you keep seeing feathers, maybe a few people have made the same comment. It may well be simply a coincidence, it may be synchronicity.read more
My 3 Minutes on National TV | Healing Health Care
"If you were on the Dr. Oz show, what would you talk about?" I can see it now -- "coming up after the break, our next guest believes he knows exactly what it takes to heal the health care system". That's bold, that should get some attention.read more
Are You Too Small to Make A Difference?
The biggest beliefs that I've learned are that we're all in this together and that nobody is too small to make a difference. I refuse to sit back and do nothing. I don't want to look back and say "I could have made a difference". How about you? Are you too small to make a difference?read more