Archives for November 2010

An Attitude of Gratitude has Tangible Health Benefits

Gratitude originates from the Latin word gratus which means “thankful”. Thanksgiving Day is often viewed as a time of family gathering, the practice of conscious gratitude, and often overindulgence in food.  What many people don’t realize is that the daily practice of conscious gratitude and thanksgiving has tangible health benefits. Two psychologists, Dr. Robert Emmons and Dr. Michael McCullough looked at the role gratitude plays in physical and emotional well-being.  They took three groups … [Read more...]

Start Where You Are, Use What You Have

So many of us set lofty goals we never even attempt or achieve. Many times the road block is that the goal is unrealistic or we don’t have a simple plan of attack. I find that if we could simply adopt the principle of starting where we are and using what we have, we would surprise ourselves at the progress that could be achieved. My work schedule averages over 12 hrs per day for six days a week and I am expected to read medical material on my off time. Finding time for exercise with such a … [Read more...]