There are many
reasons to be
healthy,

 

What are
yours?

Begin

Begin

Take a journey to your best possible life. It requires you to be healthy. Depart from the habits and routines holding you where you are and move toward the rich, rewarding life only you can create. Recognize that journeys require preparation, without preparation, you are just going for a walk again.  Don't start until you have begun to see the parts that must change. Mindfulness is the starting point. It is the primary action.

Relax

There are no rules against you making this journey. In fact, the rule is anyone can move forward when they are ready. You can't rush it so the pressure is only another misperception to recognize and change. You are creating this and you work best when you have the clarity that comes with relaxation.

Relax
Begin

Change

If you are not satisfied with your life now, change is necessary. Recognize that change is difficult and the environment for change is a big part of succeeding. Create the environment that accepts time and failure as a part of success.

Focus

Pay attention to the things that move you in the right direction and let go of the things that don't. Most people already know what they need, they just get caught up in other things.

Relax

The Reasonable Radical Blog

Posted by Dr. Greg on April 22, 2015

3 Essentials for New Beginnings

I guess some might say I am a grown-up, a finished project.images I still act like a kid sometimes but that’s just old habits, not a true reflection of my calendar. Even if my goal is to live to be a hundred I’m in the second half. But I still have to say I consider myself a beginner. In fact, I may be more of a beginner than I have ever been before.
One of the best things about getting to a “certain age” is the pressure to succeed has reduced. When I was in my twenties and thirties I was a pretty hard competitor and I spent a lot of time and energy trying to get to the top of the heap. Now I’m not so concerned about the heap, my internal drive is much more personalized. There are still things I very much want to accomplish but those things aren’t measured by a societal standard now. Its more about my own journey. Remarkably (more…)
Posted by Dr. Greg on April 15, 2015

The Easiest Way to Make Healthy Life Changes

wisdompostI desire to be healthy and vital for the rest of my long, long life. Most of us feel the same. And we know we can do more to help with that goal. In fact we probably know where we can make the right changes. But change is difficult. What can we do to make that easier? There is a simple way to make lasting habit changes. I call it the “way of knowledge”.

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Posted by Dr. Greg on April 8, 2015

My First Meditation Experience, and Why I’ll Continue

In the top ten things I see over and over on lists ofMeditation. Relaxing business woman on the beach what I need to do to be healthy, meditation is almost always somewhere on the list. Sometimes its number one, sometimes later, but when I look for ways to start my day or calm myself and focus, its always there.
It’s simple right? Just sit quietly and stop thinking. I’ve even tried it before. I just never “got it”. Okay, check the box, I did it. But I don’t feel any different. Certainly not something transcendental. (I’ll never get that five minutes back). Truthfully, it was hard to stick with because I couldn’t see the value. (more…)
Posted by Dr. Greg on April 1, 2015

Disassembling Procrastination

6.12procrastinateI have always been interested in how people work. I began with a fascination with the way treatment in my office, without drugs or surgery, could help restore a patient’s body to wellness. But one of the topics that used to drive me crazy was why people want to do something and then choose not do it (Like exercising or eating a healthy diet), even when they know it’s good for them.  Former patients who had successfully overcome a chronic problem and knew the simple lifestyle things they could do to prevent a flare-up would show up at my office with a sheepish grin, embarrassed to say they had aggravated their problem again.
But, truthfully, I was doing the same things. (more…)
Posted by Dr. Greg on February 25, 2015

How I Became a Radical (and you might be one too)

 I made the decision to became a doctor after watching
my uncle, a chiropractor, make an protestersadjustment on my aunt. She was complaining of a headache and right after his adjustment she sat back up and said her headache was gone. It amazed me how quickly his treatment had helped. Right at that moment, I became fascinated with hands-on healthcare. I was so intrigued that I went back to college, finished my required courses and applied to Chiropractic College, graduating magna cum laude.
I loved working with patients and I was learning every day how to refine my skills. One thing began to bother me though. All doctors know that results of treatment will be different for each patient and there is no way to tell who will get the best results (that’s why they call it a “practice”). But it was hard to see some patients only improve a little and then not get any better. I kept looking for ways to get better results for those patients.
 I began practice at a good time, acceptance of alternative approaches was growing. I was still looking for new ways to help patients and doors began to open for me professionally. I travelled to China and taught joint manipulation at the orthopedic hospitals in Shanghai and Beijing  I learned how (more…)