Posts Tagged 'Goals'

We learn from our mistakes

Published on: 2018-02-23 6:24:38 AM | Motivational Letters

We have been teaching my Grandson to be willing to make mistakes, and reinforcing the lessons he has learned through various failures and successes.  This is how we all learn. Of course, a four year old is full of wisdom that we adults fail to see.  I was trying to explain something about my day when I had made a poor decision, and he turned to me and said ‘It’s ok Grandad, we learn from our mistakes’. I laughed at his kind words!  Even if he didn’t ...

It’s all about sustainability

Published on: 2018-02-16 8:54:08 AM | Motivational Letters

There seem to be an endless number of podcasts out there dealing with nutrition and health, and I was listening to another one, hosted by Jimmy Moore.  He was discussing topics with a functional medicine doctor from Harvard.  It was an interesting discussion and I found the moderators very open to many of the questions. They weren’t dogmatic in how people should eat, they were simply trying to demonstrate via evidence that lowering carbohydrates and increasing fats ultimately ...

Challenging Oneself

Published on: 2018-02-09 6:48:36 AM | Motivational Letters

I learn from my patients every day.  As much as I read and advise and try to help, I find that each person develops their own way.  A lot of the time, individuals surprise and motivate me.  As much as I would like to be doing some of the things I advise, often I slide as everyone does. A diabetic woman I saw today who started with us already taking 26 units of insulin, surprised me with her determination to change.  Facing many barriers, including a busy work life, ...

Experiment

Published on: 2018-02-02 6:27:33 AM | Motivational Letters

A couple of blogs ago, I talked of a woman who quickly realized what would work for her, and it wasn’t by following our ‘dietary’ template perfectly.  Now, after listening to two more podcasts, one of the people interviewed has a degree in nutrition and public health, and the other is a vegan who took “holistic” nutrition.  Both separately agreed that a lot of what we are taught in nutrition doesn’t necessarily work, or worse, isn’t even ...

Choices

Published on: 2018-01-26 6:34:28 AM | Motivational Letters

Until we finish school, college or University, most of our workload is dictated by our teachers and our professors.  They give out the homework and assignments to be done, and the studying we must do to pass the exam.  We are then rewarded for our efforts in the form of marks or feedback. Unfortunately, this doesn’t continue.  After graduating, we are on our own.  There is no one to keep us reading the right books, congratulating us for a job well done, or giving us ...