First World Problems

April 6, 2013

This video makes you think again about things that we take for granted in the First World. The shift begins…


New Year’s Resolutions

January 1, 2013

Hi all,

Happy New Year!

With a fresh new year ahead, people make New Year’s resolutions to help better themselves, only to find that by the middle of January, they have fallen and are frustrated with their “failure.”

I put quotations around “failure” to help reframe this term.  A better word would be “feedback.”  Remember that the intentions, i.e. quitting smoking or getting more exercise or eating healthier, are awesome things to strive for!

In the cessation clinic (CISIC), we say “feedback not failure.”  The “feedback” gives you useful information on how to get better at what you are doing.  Just like when you are learning how to ride a bike, if you fall off, you don’t stop trying, you brush yourself off and get back on.

The best quitters never give up!

Dr. Mike Evans has a nice video on healthy New Year changes (see post above).

May 2013 be a happy and healthy one for everyone!


October 3, 2012

Stressing about Stress!

October 3, 2012

Hi all,

Fall is such a busy time of year as opposed to the lazy days of summer.  It’s back to school and schedules and it can make a great many of us run ragged with stress.

The above video by Dr. Mike Evans (thanks Mike!) called 90:10 The single most important thing you can do for your stress… can put it into a better perspective.

Stay real!


August 26, 2012

Hi all,

We have been off on a bit of a hiatus… we are currently finishing up a new book entitled “Eat Think Live” to help people lose weight… it is expected to be published in January 2013…

As you know, I am very passionate about Lifestyle Medicine which includes helping people quit smoking (  I recently saw this amazing video (see above post) which impressed me and gives me great hope for the human animal when it comes to addiction and self-destruction.

This is mediatherapy at its finest!

Children give us great perspective about our behaviours and actions.  We continue to neglect our healthy needs at the expense of short-sighted actions.  This video really packs a punch in a kind and compassionate way…

Stay tuned (I will be posting more to keep my writing on track)!