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Whatever You Can Dream, You Can Do

If you want to be inspired listen to Earline Hill’s amazing heart. Earline and I were roommates in college way back in the early 1960’s.


Whatever You Can Dream, You Can Do


Since 2006 have lost over 300 lbs.


Could never have lost an ounce if a very caring Dr. had not gone to bat for me and gotten me into a gastric by-pass surgery program before age 64 when Medicare had its age limit.


It was no walk in the park…had to make numerous 300 mile roundtrips to San Antonio for all kinds of testing….blood, … Read the rest

Green Tea Stress Buster, Exercise Enhancer, Weight Loss Aid

As if all of the health benefits of green tea consumption that we’ve already discussed weren’t enough to convince us to drink it, there are even more! We most often want lots of help with these big three benefits:

  • Stress busting
  • Increase exercise endurance
  • Weight loss


Stress buster:

Of all of the life style changes that I coached my patients through, dealing with stress was the most difficult to conquer. After all our society continually places stress on us with its ads to do more, do more, do more, buy more, join this club, come to this event and … Read the rest

Mind Set 8 Goal Setting

How does your mind react to goal setting?

Does it say, “no way” or “yes, I love to set goals?”

I must admit that my mind balks at goal setting right now because I have been an over-achiever in my past. I’m enjoying a more relaxed approach to living now.

But I do have goals that I enjoy, like improving my level of fitness so I can continue to participate in the annual Labor Day triathlon. These goals seem to fit in naturally and without pressure in my lifestyle.

Goals serve us the best when they help us stay mentally, … Read the rest

Mind Set 6 Forget About Will Power

What’s one of the first obstacles your mind brings up when you consider embarking on developing a new healthy habit?

“I don’t have enough will power to:

Eat vegetables

Find out if I have food allergies

Walk around the block every day

Take a few supplements twice per day

Do whatever it takes to convert my body from a toxic waste dump to a clean, lean machine

Or whatever it is that involves change.”

Let’s get rid of that defeating mind set right now!

You are in charge of your will. Period.

So take charge right now by erasing … Read the rest

Mind Set 5 Uniquely-You

You are uniquely-you. No one else in the universe has exactly the same DNA as you. Realize how special you are. You are called to a special purpose on this earth at this time and this season.

Now wrap your mind around that truth.

How wonderful that you are eager to walk out that purpose. How wonderful that you want to be healthy and strong so you can fulfill your purpose.

Your purpose may seem menial to the eyes of the world, but it’s important and you are needed to accomplish it. Without you we all will be deprived of … Read the rest

Mind Set 4 Throw Out the Scales

When you start a weight loss program, don’t you just love to run to the scales naked every morning to see how many pounds you’ve lost? Of course, we all do that! And we most likely run back to the scales after we’ve pooped to see if it’s inched down a little bit more.

There’s just something so satisfactory about seeing the number of pounds decrease on that dial, like the scales don’t lie.

But do the scales tell the whole truth?

No they don’t.

And aren’t you glad to hear that. Especially when you step on the scales and … Read the rest

Mind Set – the Key to Health

Now here’s a challenge for you.

Do you want to change something in your life for the better?

Have you wanted to make that change for a long time?

What’s stopping you?

Most likely it’s what’s between your ears that keeps you stalemated. Thoughts always precede actions. So if your actions don’t match your desires, the road block is in your mind.

Whoa, let’s get our minds on our side!

In the next several posts of Be Wise-Health Wise we’ll look at just how to do that – get our minds on our side. The mind is a powerful thing. … Read the rest