Don’t Stop Believing

During a difficulty journey of any kind, there are times when we feel like “giving up”.  This is a very normal human nature tendency.  Personally, I am very challenged when it comes to putting “things” together such as gas grills, hanging a ceiling fan, furniture that comes in parts from Ikea, etc etc.   I […]

Expanding The Circle Of Life

Any Disney “Lion King” fans out there?  The incredibly popular movie and Broadway show had a number of memorable tunes, but there was not one song more popular that “Circle Of Life”. The “Circle of Life” isn’t a concrete thing you can point to or look at. Rather, it’s a symbolic term for the series […]


  Most of us have heard the acronym “KISS”, standing for “Keep It Simple Stupid”.  Digging into the internet, the origins of “KISS” dates back to around 1960 when a lead engineer for Lockheed Martin, Kelly Johnson, coined this expression to describe the concept of keeping operating systems fairly easy (simple) so there would be […]

Keeping Your Enemies Farther Away

  Many patients have used the word “sweets” to describe the derailing food sources that thwart their weight control efforts.  They are referring to the myriad of sugar-laden snacks, desserts and other food items that have a sugary (or sweet) taste.  As soon as I hear a person use the word “sweet” I immediately interject […]

The Importance Of Compartmentalizing

  Here is a definition of “Compartmentalize”:  To compartmentalize something means to divide it into separate sections. Some people compartmentalize their lives and don’t mix their personal and professional pursuits.  Often, compartmentalizing is a defense mechanism in which people mentally separate conflicting thoughts, emotions, or experiences to avoid the discomfort of contradiction. Focusing on weight control:  Stress […]

Are We headed To Idiocracy?

On my daily elliptical workout I usually will watch either sports or movies to divert my attention away from the boredom of the repetitive movements.  As I was turning the channels thjs morning I found a sort of ridiculous movie starring Luke Wilson, Dax Shepard and Maya Rudolph.  The movie was about an average intelligence […]

What Is Your Definition Of “Few”?

In 1977, the U.S Marines came out with an advertising slogan to entice recruits to their branch of the services:  “The Few, The Proud, The Marines.”   The reason why this campaign was so successful:  Without explaining exactly what the Marines do, the concept of selectivity, i.e. only a “FEW” people can make the grade, […]