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Are You Extraordinary?


Are You Extraordinary?


Thanksgiving is a rather unique American holiday and somewhat difficult to explain it if you have never experienced it. In the United Kingdom we have, “Harvest Festival,” where we celebrate the fall harvest. Other places around the world observe similar celebrations and it is a day to spend time with family and friends, giving thanks and gratitude for what matters to you.


I sum it up as a special day to express your thankfulness and gratitude.


To me, gratitude means to give special thanks for all that we have. It is generous, it is forgiving, it is empowering, and gratitude releases the “hold” that pain may have on our hearts and minds.


If you are facing tough challenges, in those challenges hold the opportunity for you to rise up and become extraordinary. Use those experiences to create a way to heal your life, translate the challenge into gratitude, and create the actions needed to make those changes.


You can become extraordinary looking for the good in everything.


Gratitude is at the core of this principle. Countless studies have proven the power of being positive as a way to become extraordinary and heal your life.

As much as I teach about alternative health and living a healthy lifestyle, if you are not happy or grateful and you are clinging to your life by a thread, that’s certainly not optimal healthy living!


Yes, the greatest monitor of vibrancy and health is bouncing out of bed in the morning, being ready to take on the world, with abundant energy and a great attitude.


Well, how are you going to bounce out of bed if you don’t like your life or if things are getting you down? I’m sure you feel as I do… we all know that our life could be better, and we all know that deep down we can be extraordinary.


Health and vitality is not all physical. That’s why I like to teach life, living and actions, as well as obvious nutrition.


In fact, what I preach is like nutrition for mind and spirit.

Just like disease, which is correctable, dis-ease or not enjoying life to the fullest, is also correctable.

Be Grateful!


Health and Wellness Associates


Dr P Carrothers

Director of Personalized Healthcare

Restorative and Preventative Medicine

312-972-9355 (WELL)

Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Seven Steps to Reaching Your Goals


Seven Steps to Reaching Your Goals


Successfully executing any personal strategic plan for change requires that as you develop your plan, you effectively incorporate these seven steps for attaining each and every goal:

  1. Express your goal in terms of specific events or behaviors.


For a dream to become a goal, it has to be specifically defined in terms of operations, meaning what will be done. When a goal is broken down into steps, it can be managed and pursued much more directly. “Being happy,” for example, is neither an event nor a behavior. When you set out to identify a goal, define what you want in clear and specific terms.


  1. Express your goal in terms that can be measured.


How else will you be able to determine your level of progress, or even know when you have successfully arrived where you wanted to be? For instance, how much money do you aspire to make?


  1. 3. Assign a timeline to your goal.


Once you have determined precisely what it is you want, you must decide on a timeframe for having it. The deadline you’ve created fosters a sense of urgency or purpose, which in turn will serve as an important motivator, and prevent inertia or procrastination.


  1. 4. Choose a goal you can control.


Unlike dreams, which allow you to fantasize about events over which you have no control, goals have to do with aspects of your existence that you control and can therefore manipulate. In identifying your goal, strive for what you can create, not for what you can’t.


  1. Plan and program a strategy that will get you to your goal.



Pursuing a goal seriously requires that you realistically assess the obstacles and resources involved, and that you create a strategy for navigating that reality. Willpower is unreliable, fickle fuel because it is based on your emotions. Your environment, your schedule and your accountability must be programmed in such a way that all three support you — long after an emotional high is gone. Life is full of temptations and opportunities to fail. Those temptations and opportunities compete with your more constructive and task-oriented behavior. Without programming, you will find it much harder to stay the course.


  1. Define your goal in terms of steps.


Major life changes don’t just happen; they happen one step at a time. Steady progress, through well-chosen, realistic, interval steps, produces results in the end. Know what those steps are before you set out.


  1. Create accountability for your progress toward your goal.



Without accountability, people are apt to con themselves. If you know precisely what you want, when you want it — and there are real consequences for not doing the assigned work — you are much more likely to continue in your pursuit of your goal. Find someone in your circle of family or friends to whom you can be accountable. Make periodic reports on your progress.


Health and Wellness Associates


  1. Drews

Dr. M. Williams


Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Tears In The Wind


Stand and cry unto the wind and let me remove your pain.

For within the tears of love and life, there is no one to blame.



Let go of the secrets that you hold in tears you will not cry.

For holding them within your spirit will block your energies and spiritual abilities.

For you constantly must build the dam higher and higher to keep them back.

Tears are a gift of the Divine; to let go of whatever has blocked our spirits.

Pain, loneliness, sadness, grief and even joy.

Tears cleanse the spirit and bring renewed energy.