Who Wants To Thrive?

Summing up a life that’s living up to its full potential doesn’t get any better than the word “thriving”. I love this word because it speaks to something much bigger than typical life goals like career, health, possessions, weight loss, or money. Thriving reflects those qualities, but mostly it reflects how you experience them. A true state of thriving never occurs in the absence of an individual that is honoring their life.

Thriving is a strong and uncommon state of Aliveness; ...

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Harmless Life-Antidotes

As you know, we promote the umbrella concept “Quality Of Life” as a first-line strategy (details here), but for some people, the act of creating uncommonly high levels of that quality is actually so simple that it doesn’t seem like they’re doing enough. What a nice problem to have, huh? Just to address this briefly I would say that it’s quite alright, in fact preferable, that universal QOL practices are the only strategy you employ. That ...

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Still Not Optional

That may seem like a fairly obvious statement to you, but that truth does not often find its way into practice for far too many of us in the second half of life. Even if it sounds like a principle you already embrace, I encourage you to read on; there is still something in this article for you.

During my years of health coaching I realized how many people over 50 who lay claim to being healthy believe that ...

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A Big Picture, Not A Big Job

I often refer to ancient periods in our history to find cues as to how early humans thrived. We know they thrived because of the physical hardships they endured to continue the species to the next generation, which provided for us being here today. This is the basic premise upon which the popularized “primal” and “paleo” movements are based. I’m not going to align myself with either of those labels (though I largely support the work) because of the inevitable ...

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The Limits Of Health

I have a message for anyone whose mission it is to become healthier: aim higher.

Humans appear to be a very complex species, but most of the apparent complexity can be sorted out when we just zoom out and look at the issues from a higher level. If there wasn’t a work-around to the massive complexity of human life we would have never survived as a species.

Most of you in the primal / paleo world have figured out by now ...

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Is Vegetarianism A Substitute For Exercise?

I think it’s pretty clear by now how insulting I believe most health advice to be. The tragically low expectations for the results possible, and for your willingness to be inconvenienced by the effort involved, is pretty shocking to me.

So I want to take this opportunity to reinforce my desire for you to know how great the possibilities are for your Quality Of Life. I am also convinced that you care enough to do what that takes. Even if ...

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You Already Know How To Lose Weight

Do you struggle with your weight? Is keeping the pounds off a constant fight? Have you tried everything but can’t find anything that works?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you have been affected by the marketing hype from one of the biggest industries in the country (rapidly becoming the world): the business of weight-loss.

Convincing you that any of the above messages could actually be true produces billions of our dollars for these companies each and every year. ...

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Health Or Longevity

Health and longevity are the same thing; what determines what you call it is when in life it occurs to you.

I always marvel a little at someone who claims to specialize in longevity; wondering to myself how they consider themselves different from someone who specializes in health. Yet it is significant that the strategies they recommend are very different from strategies that are presented by health experts. Which only proves that one of them is more clear than the ...

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On Your Way To….

Have you noticed? The national conversation on health isn’t about health at all, it’s about whatever health benefits one may accidentally encounter only as they occur on the way to other pursuits, like losing weight…or sports performance…or pumping up your muscles…or medical procedures…or running farther…or looking good…or any of several other non-health subjects.

Go to any web site that aggregates health news, or simply search “health” on Google, and the predominant theme that pops up is weight loss rather than ...

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8 Beliefs You Need To Give Up To Be Healthier

Here is a great “beliefs pledge” that would be the perfect place to start for anyone wanting to distance themselves from a predictable death.

Please repeat after me:

“If I intend to be healthier, I acknowledge my need to surrender the following:

  1. My belief that the way someone looks is a reliable indication of their health (including myself)
  2. My belief that any valuable information can be found on the readout of my bathroom scale
  3. My belief that I need to be a champion, or even ...
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