The world is a scary, beautiful, confusing, wonderful, miraculous, enchanting, loving, diverse, place that I want to learn and be a part of to enhance my knowledge, well-being, understanding, and culture. I love America and most importantly, I am proud of my home and the city of Boston. I am not naive enough to believe that all great things on Earth have been developed only here in the USA. Often I think we are our own worst enemies with the daily choices we make that affect our livelihoods. I am wary of our government’s main objectives and lack of protection for its citizens from money-hungry corporations that do not have our best interests at heart. I am not a political savant and will never claim to be well-informed on foreign policy or how to protect from terrorism or support third world countries. I cannot claim to have the solutions either. But I do know how to have empathy, produce kindness, be charitable and share when I do gain valuable knowledge.
I can help someone regain the ability to walk after a stroke or total knee replacement through physical therapy or help prevent either of those resulting conditions, often seen with poor health choice and lifestyle habits, with exercise, nutrition, and motivation as a health and wellness expert. In order to help others, I have to continuously educate and develop myself.
I have been watching a lot of documentaries lately. Some that have hit home include:
- Fed Up
- Food, Inc.
- Super Size Me
- Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
I’ve also been reading a lot on body adaptations to food, exercise and participating in my own personal development by reading a handful of books including:
- Spark By: John Ratey
- Eat, Pray, Love By: Elizabeth Gilbert
- The Secret By: Rhonda Byrne
- The Code of Extraordinary Change By: Steve Errey
- The Compound Effect By: Darren Hardy
I want to put it out there why I am so passionate about health and wellness. I will admit, money was one motivation. But honestly, it has fallen far down the list. Passion, helping others, commitment, dedication, success, these are the primary reasons I have become a healthcare professional. I can visibly see the astounding life transformation and changes people are making when they make a commitment to themselves. Yes, making a lifestyle change involves investing money and time, but I’m telling you the long term effects are the sole purpose of your investment.
I can post as many photos, videos, motivational quotes I want to get you inspired and gun-ho for that next step in your life, but I can’t make you do anything. It’s your choice. I can try to educate you until I’m blue in the face about obesity statistics and long-term costs and complications from diabetes, auto-immune dysfunction, migraines, depression, degenerative joint disease, sleep apnea, cardiovascular dysfunction, or cancer. Excuses are monuments of nothing. Rock bottom may be too late.
I’m not on my soapbox to bring you down. However, I am here to tell you to get your head out of your ass and realize what your choices are doing immediately and long term, how your child, spouse, and family are affected, how your brain is affected by the poor lifestyle choices. How our government is failing us with lack of nutritional and health education and how that passes on for generations and generations after that. I don’t care what you think of my lifestyle but I can tell you I’ve never been healthier, happier, and more sure of my wellbeing than I ever have been in my life. I’m here to tell you if you are looking for a sign, this is it.
Contact me if you have questions, comments, want to write me a nasty email or seek advice, encouragement, support on Facebook.