January 17, 2020

We are living in the best time ever in human history. Sure, it may not seem that way sometimes with everything that is shown in the media, but I truly believe it is.

We’re blessed to have instant access to food, worldwide communication through a few clicks with your fingers, technology that helps us when we are hurt and to heal and discover potential problems.

And it’s only getting better…..

Humans have never lived as long as we are today and life expectancy is only going to get greater. The better we take care of ourselves today, the more likely we are to ensure ourselves a better tomorrow.

In the year my dad was born, the average life expectancy in the country of his birth was 36 years. This past year he just turned 70…

Will it soon be common that we live to be 120, 130?

The ultimate freedom is to move and think completely on your own. Just like a mechanical object, it’s important to take care of the machine so we can continue to use it and get benefit from it for a long time to come.

We can even get replacement parts for our bodies today, but, that’s a different discussion.

What can we do to ensure longevity and live our best life possible?

  1. Make wise food choices.
  2. Don’t smoke
  3. Breath deeply or meditate
  4. Take your vitamins and get enough vitamin D
  5. Enjoy physical and mental activity everyday
  6. Challenge your brain by always learning and trying new things
  7. Floss and brush regularly. Our mouths carry a lot of bacteria
  8. Have a strong social network
  9. Maintain a healthy weight and body shape
  10. Follow preventative care and screening guidelines.

Living our best life possible isn’t rocket science but we do have to pay attention to daily habits. Make it fun and build it into your routine. Miss a day of something? That’s ok, don’t beat yourself up, just get back on track.


Live your life for yourself first. That may sound selfish but the truth in the matter is that if you’re not at your best for yourself, how can you be at your best for others?


Go Beyond!

If your heart was to tell you a story, what would it say?

Over the next 24 hours, your heart will beat 90,000 times and pump about 7500 litres of blood throughout the 100,000 kilometers of blood vessels in your body.

I hope your heart says: “hey Me, everything looks good from in here. All systems go!”

February is heart month.

Your body is a very intricate and interdependent system. Every part of your body, every organ, every system, depends on the the correct function of another.

Take your heart for example. Your heart can continue to beat even when disconnected from the body… but not for long…

We promote a holistic approach to healthcare because of this interdependence.

Share with us your best practices on maintaining a healthy heart. We’ll share some of your best responses later this week.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Go Beyond!

The human brain.

One of the most powerful yet mysterious things we know (or don’t know) of.

Weighing around 3 pounds and made up of about 60% fat, your brain contains roughly 100,000 miles of blood vessels along with 100 BILLION neurons!

Consciously and subconsciously, your brain takes care of you: Breathing, thinking, sleep, voluntary movement, coordination, balance, problem solving, judgement, motor function, sensation, handwriting, body position, memory, hearing and our visual system… these are only some of the many functions involving your brain.

Self care is a key to success. How do you take care of something so precious?

Below are 10 ways to turbocharge your brain. 

  1. Always eat healthy
    You are what you eat… it couldn’t be more true. Certain foods will improve our memory, focus, and energy. Other foods will make us tired, lethargic, and blah! It is very important to be aware of what goes into your body.
  1. Eliminate your negative thoughts
    Thoughts become things. What you tell yourself will manifest in the real world. Don’t tell yourself what you don’t want or can’t have. It weighs your brain down. Think in terms of what you want to do, be, or have. Always be positive. The actions you take and the results those actions produce will also be positive.
  2. Get plenty of physical exercise
    People who engage in regular physical activity are known to do better on cognitive tests, mental sharpness, and memory recall. Our brains have evolved through movement. Remember that anything good for your heart is also good for your head.
  3. Take natural brain enhancing supplements
    Through science, we know there are multiple natural ingredients that have very positive effects on your brain. You can take supplements such as Omega-3Lions Mane, or the very popular Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil which naturally contains brain enhancing effects.
  4. Keep a positive peer group
    Who are you spending your precious time with? Are you around people who encourage, educate, and challenge, bringing you to another level, or are you around people who are negative, rude, pessimistic and suck the energy right out of you?
  5. Keep your environment clean
    Your outside is a reflection of your inside. Think about when you clean your room, your desk, or your closet. You instantly feel better when you tidy up. You get clarity and peace of mind. You allow the energy to flow by removing the messy blocks.
  6. Be certain to get enough sleep
    When you don’t sleep, you can’t think, you don’t have clarity, and you can’t focus. Your memory gets shot. You can’t remember anything. You make a lot of mistakes and you get injured. You’re not up to the task of doing an adequate job. Go to bed on time and wake up on time.
  7. Brain protection
    Brain injuries can lead to bouts of violence, depression and even suicide. Your brain is resilient but it’s also very fragile. When playing sports, extreme sports, biking, working, or whatever, protect your head and wear a helmet.
  8. Always be learning something new
    Just like what they say about your muscles… use it or lose it! Learning is a workout for your brain. Life long learning is a major factor in maintaining a healthy brain. Learn a new language, start an online business, read books, have deep discussions, learn to paint, learn to sing… the options are endless. Make it fun!
  9. Learn to manage your stress
    Emotional stress, relationship stress, environmental stress, toxic stress, social media stress… whatever your stress… its bad! Being stressed raises your body’s cortisol levels which puts you in fight or flight mode. Learn to cope with stress through meditation, controlled breathing, or just sitting in silence. Controlling your stress is a key to top performance.

Do you know that you are the average of the five people you associate with most?

You start to think and act like the people you spend the most time with. So, do you think it’s important you select the right people to be in your life?

Are the people in your life aligned with your goals? Will they help you break through the barriers you encounter? Will they set you back on the right path if you fall off?

Think back to your past successes. What part of your success was influenced by those closest to you?

Think back to a difficult time in your life. What part of this difficulty, was perhaps, brought on by someone close to you?

There was a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that looked at obesity among close circles of friends. The study took place over a 32 year period!

The conclusion was that there was an extremely high likelihood that the individual members of the various friend circles would develop weight issues if one of those friends was, or became, obese.

There have been other published studies that look at circles of friends from a financial, emotional, and psychological point of view. These studies also conclude that the individuals who spend the most time together have a significant impact on the lives of one another… whether that be positive or negative.

Who do you choose to be friends with? You’re going to be the average of these people. It can be a not so pleasant experience but you must be very selective with whom you let in to your life.

You are the captain of your ship. You choose in what direction you wish to go.