Insights For Quality Of Life

This post was inspired by a recent article that I’m sure many of you saw. It documented the fact that people who underwent gastric bypass or other medical weight-loss procedures were more likely post-op to become suicidal. By the end of this post you’ll have a better idea of why that is than the author of that article.

The article reminded me of an important message that I would like to get out to anyone pursuing a better experience ...

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Foundation For Success

I’m going out on a limb here and assume that “successful” is one of the words you would like used to describe your life. Good, then you are definitely someone I want to talk to.

Quality Of Life is the foundation for success. Trying to create success (no matter how you define it) without addressing your own personal Quality Of Life is like trying to build a house without a foundation. And just like the foundation of your house, trying to ...

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I Don’t Blame You For Being Cynical

Pick any contributing factor to your quality of life: making money, eating right, raising great kids, exercise, relationships… all of it. At any moment in time, any recommendation for success will be both the best and the worst advice you’ve ever gotten. In other words, any given strategy will be embraced by roughly half of the people you know, and will be rejected as crap by the other half. Same goes for the so-called experts on the subject—including scientists; half ...

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Capital Q

There is no loftier goal that I can conceive of, from among all that are actually attainable by every person, than Quality Of Life. After all, it is the potential for the sum total of the experience of being human, lived to its highest possible level. Pretty heady stuff; but why let that keep us from going there if we can. Since it is the “ultimate goal”, it would seem to be important to understand it, if only as much ...

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Being Coachable

Anyone who has ever toyed with the notion of hiring a coach for some aspect of their life where they feel stuck is probably already aware that a personal level of guidance is pretty hard to beat. Books and other how-to manuals can be great, but information alone rarely gets to the root of what’s holding you back. For a huge number of people, coaching from someone who has already experienced growth in the area that you want ...
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The Trouble With Naming Your Diet

Labelling an approach to a higher quality of life (or any aspect of it) is mostly intended to be a rallying point for those who have experienced its benefits; a simple point of reference for a product, style, philosophy, or practice that is eluded to whenever and wherever the label is evoked; as in The Zone, P90X, Paleo, CrossFit, Primal, Atkins, etc.

It’s entirely common and predictable that health strategies will acquire a label at some point; when a book is written ...

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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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