We here at PerformancEDU believe in the power of thoughts. Your mindset can LITERALLY make or break you and our guest blogger, Dr. Taylor Donovan, has written an amazing post on this very subject. Dr. Donovan is an excellent Chiropractor and Nutrition Consultant – practicing out of The Meridian in Reno and he brings over 20 years of dedication and research into the workings of the human body. We hold his knowledge and opinions in very high regard because he really knows his stuff!! If you like what you read below and desire to schedule an appointment with Dr. Donovan (or would just like to chat with him) please see the end of this post for his contact information. He is a delightful man and would love to hear from you!!
“‘In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?’ — Siddhārtha Gautama
I am convinced that chocolate was healthy for my grandmother. She had a particular affection for the chocolates created by See’s candies. When I saw her excitement in peeling open the white box, the ceremony around choosing her indulgence, and the savoring of these chocolates, she impressed upon me a powerful insight. If you are going to indulge, do so with reckless abandon free from guilt or restraint. To this day I believe that if you indulge anything with a positive mindset and complete enthusiasm then the negative side effects will be minimized no matter what. This phenomena can also account for some of the incredible results that the placebo effect is capable of eliciting.
Have you ever heard of someone that drank alcohol and smoked cigarettes and lived a long and healthy life? Have you ever been troubled by hearing about a friend or relative that seemed extremely healthy but died suddenly from a heart attack or was diagnosed with a serious form of cancer? As a health care professional I hear these sorts of stories on a somewhat regular basis. I believe the topic of psycho bioenergetics can assist in explaining these occurrences.
Years ago I began my scientific studies while undertaking a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at a UC school. I was fascinated by the elaborate communication that occurred at the cellular level. I have continued to study and research this field for the last fifteen years. I have since applied my focus to the nervous system and the brain. I feel this system of the body is the most powerful area that I am capable of impacting. This is also why I became a chiropractor. While my treatments and knowledge are effective at relieving pain and soreness my true forte is in insuring long-term health through functional and dynamic gains in movement, thought, and nutrition. Lately I have been studying the effects of mental attitude on our physiology. The fields of positive psychology and trendy books on creating happiness have shown how important attitude is in creating optimal health. One of the simplest ways to better yourself is to truly believe that what you are doing is making an incredible difference and to do these things with great commitment and discipline.
I assist many of my patients in defining exactly what they need to change in order to better refine their health choices. While this is an important process it’s also integral to go a step deeper and look at how an individual mentally relates to these changes. I have patients that change to organic tobacco with great enthusiasm and others that fixate anxiously on which detox diet to try. In the end it may depend less on what we are doing and more so on how we are doing it. If you are indulging the vice squad be sure to do so with an enjoyable mindset. If you are purifying yourself do so with an upbeat demeanor. Everything you do will be enhanced by a sense of optimism and acceptance.”
Read more about Dr. Donovan here: http://www.themeridianreno.com/team/taylor-donovan/
Email Dr. Donovan here! firstname.lastname@example.org He really does LOVE hearing from you!!
Right on Dr. Donovan! We couldn’t agree with you more!!
Now … for everyone getting excited – please don’t misinterpret this as us promoting a lifestyle of smoking, drinking, and eating a lot of junk. Because that is not what we are saying at all. ALL of us KNOW what is right for our own lives and our own bodies. We each intuitively possess that knowledge. Do what feels RIGHT to you and don’t worry obsessively and fixate over your choices.
Make a choice.
And move on.
Everybody has different philosophies on how to live a healthy life. The difference between those that actually make progress and those that stagnate is simple.
The people who make progress – BELIEVE in what they are doing, leaving little room for doubt and questioning.
The people who stagnate – doubt and question what they are doing, leaving little room for progress.
See the difference?
If you feel that you have a pattern of procrastinating or stagnating – come see us at PerformancEDU or Dr. Donovan at The Meridian! As someone who has personally experienced both stagnation and progression, I can say MINDSET is EVERYTHING! And we are committed to helping you get there! Despite what you may think – you’re not a “loser” – your mind just has a pattern of believing that you’re a loser. A loser can quickly turn into a winner with a change in mindset! It really is that simple! Think about it!
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