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Monthly Archives: February 2020

25 Years of WLS Success!

 
 
As I look back and review my 60-year thrill ride through life, I see remarkable successes, near devastating failures, joyful memories and painful losses, mistakes made and lessons learned. 
 
One exciting milestone is that this year is my 25th year as a weight loss surgery patient! Opting for a surgical intervention was a decision was surely that changed the course of my life forever. Not only my personal life and health, but it set the direction of my career as well. It has been my great privilege to work with literally thousands of weight loss surgery patients and professionals through the years.
 
Please take a moment to browse through my new presentations and consider the impact one or more of them may have on your patients, colleagues or staff. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Re-frame

It’s cold here! And there has been so much snow that our road is like a luge run and almost claustrophobic. Somehow, I have gotten into the habit of checking the temperature and weather forecast first thing each morning. And twenty below is what I woke up to today. Checking the temps during the winter months can be a discouraging and disheartening habit that has the power to set the mood for my whole day.  However, I am grateful for my ability to choose to focus my thoughts and energy elsewhere.

Choosing to live in gratitude each day helps me to re-direct my thoughts towards more positive, uplifting and enriching elements of my life. Roger and I have shoveled and plowed snow for several days, but today the sun is shining, the trees and fields are glistening, and we have a warm, comfortable and happy home to enjoy. I choose to keep my focus on that.

A few years ago, I was taught in a coaching class the importance of and the value of learning to re-frame. To deliberately look at circumstance and situations in a different way, from a different perspective.

As you approach your next potentially bad day, may I challenge you to stop for a moment, count the many blessings of your life and reframe your thinking. Yes, the “weather outside is frightful but the fire is do delightful!”