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Do You Want to Be Healthy and Happy? Really… Do You?

4 Jan

Let me ask you an important question. It might change your life.

Here’s the question: If you could have anything, what would it be?

Most people say they want some huge amount of money. If they had enough money, all their problems would be solved and they would be happy. While I will agree having money is better than being poor, having money will not bring you the happiness you think it will.

Why? Because there are other things you must have to be happy that money cannot buy. Ironically, if you have the other things, money tends to come as well.

Probably the most important thing you need to be happy is AMBITION. Ambition is a powerful force that turns hopeful wishes into reality. But it must be the correct ambition.

The correct ambition leads you on the right course to have a wonderful life. Legitimate ambition says you only want something at the service of others… not at the expense of others.

If it is your ambition to be great, you must first find a way to serve others. If it is your ambition to be wealthy, you must first learn how to give. If it is your ambition to be healthy, you must first learn to stop doing the things that make you sick.

Ambition is at the core of every success, while wishes and wants without the correct ambition are completely worthless.

The greatest ambition you can have is to stop doing the things that make you sick and start doing the things that make you healthy.

Every day you are faced with simple choices. Should you eat healthy food or junk food? Should you exercise or sit on the couch? Should you think positive thoughts and live a positive life or should you be negative and full of stress?

All of those things are really just simple choices, and if you make the right simple choices every day for just one month, your life will change. You will see results, gain momentum, and notice the things in your life that you really want being created and achieved.

The correct ambition and intention is the key. The rest will follow.

Sincerely,

Dr. Binder

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Something About Walt Disney You May Not Know…

1 Dec

I’m sure you have heard of Walt Disney.  Just about everyone has.  He is famous for his theme parks, cartoon characters, and movies.

But here is something you probably didn’t know about Walt…

Back in the late 1940s, Walt Disney Productions was struggling.  Due to World War II cutting off 60% of the international movie market, now-classic animated films like Pinocchio, Fantasia, and Bambi underperformed at the box office.

Yes, when those animated films were released, they didn’t cause trucks full of money to appear on Disney’s doorstep. In fact, they didn’t become successful until they were re-released again and again over the years both in movie theatres and eventually on home video.  But Disney almost didn’t last long enough to do that…

Walt wanted to make Cinderella, but he ran into massive opposition from the rest of the company.  Everyone thought it was going to be another disaster.  At the time, the company was $4 million in debt, which was quite a bit of money in the late 40s.  In 1950, the price to go to a movie was 25 cents!

But Walt believed in the movie… and himself.  He pushed to have it made, and after its release on February 15, 1950, it became the greatest critical and commercial hit for the studio since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), and helped reverse the studio’s fortunes.  It is considered one of the best American animated films ever made, as selected by the American Film Institute.  It received three Academy Award nominations, including Best Music and Original Song for “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo”.

I bet you didn’t know Walt Disney struggled and had MASSIVE failures.  I bet you didn’t know people at his own company had serious doubts about what he was doing.

Most people think success is luck, and successful people get there easily.  The truth of the matter is, behind every success there are usually years and years of set backs.

The only difference between the successful and unsuccessful is often the simple fact that the successful people do not quit.

Best,

Dr. Binder

Don’t Spend the Holidays Sick, Tired or Flat on Your Back!

2 Nov

Dear Patients and Friends,

Every year, it’s the same old song and dance.

Your fall schedule is busy.  Between work and activities, you don’t have a minute for yourself.  You’re running around like a chicken with your head cut off trying to get everything done and please everyone else… and…

BAM!

Your back goes out, or your neck, or you get the nastiest cold of the season.  No matter which one it is, you get laid out.  You’re either stuck in bed – or at the very least – it’s impossible to keep up.

That’s why this letter is so important, because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  It’s about time you took a little “me time” and recharged your batteries before one of the terrible things above actually happen to you.

It can be as simple as taking a little time each day to simply be alone, close your eyes, and relax.  Let go of all the stress… even if just for a few minutes.

Pay attention to what you’re eating and how much sleep you get.  Little things add up to big problems over time.  Get an extra hour of sleep tonight and take the time to eat right.

Don’t forget to give us a call and get a spinal check-up so we can help you stay in tip-top shape for the holidays.  Take care of it now before things get really hectic and it’s too late.

Just give us a call and we will find a time that fits into your busy schedule.

Take a little “me time” and see how much better the Holiday season goes for you.

Sincerely,

Dr. Binder

Soft Drink Company Expects You to Believe Lack of Exercise – Not Diet – Is the Cause of Obesity…

8 Oct

In politics, there is a well-known saying:  Follow the money.

In other words, if you want to know what’s really going on… and why… find out who is financially backing a candidate or elected official and you may see why politicians vote the way they do.

While many of us like to think that science is above politics, sometimes scientists can be persuaded – either directly or indirectly – to produce the results the people funding their research want to see.

That is why this is so suspect…

According to a recent New York Times article: “… the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, is backing a new ‘science-based’ solution to the obesity crisis:  To maintain a healthy weight, get more exercise and worry less about cutting calories.

“The beverage giant has teamed up with influential scientists who are advancing this message in medical journals, at conferences, and through social media.  To help the scientists get the word out, the company in question has provided financial and logistical support to a new nonprofit organization… which promotes the argument that weight-conscious Americans are overly fixated on how much they eat and drink while not paying enough attention to exercise.”

In fact, a scientist working on behalf of this leading soft drink company said that there is virtually no compelling evidence that fast food, sugary drinks, and eating too many calories have contributed to the obesity epidemic.

Can you believe that?

While it would be nice to think you could eat whatever you want and melt off excess weight simply by running more, the truth is that in order to lose weight in a healthy manner, you need to be active (exercise) and eat right (more real foods, less processed foods). There are no magic pills and when someone tries to sell you one, take a look at what’s motivating them, even if they claim to be an expert.

Sincerely,

Dr. Binder

The 13 Simple Words That Can Have a Greater Impact on Your Life Than Everything on the Internet COMBINED

8 Sep

Little hinges swing big doors.  In other words, small concepts, strategies, beliefs, or actions can have massive and long-lasting results.  Many times, these outcomes are much greater and far-reaching than expected, even in your wildest dreams.

One simple, yet powerful principle is to just do the right thing without expecting anything in return.  When you do, you’ll leave more little hinges (that can swing open large doors of massive opportunity) everywhere you go, increasing your odds for lasting success.

Now, for the 13 simple words that may be the most powerful “little hinge” in your life.

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”

That is a quote by Jim Rohn, and it goes hand-in-hand with this quote by Eubie Blake:

“If I’d known I was going to live this long,  I’d have taken better care of myself.”

When we are young, we think we are indestructible and that our bodies will always be that way.  Well, I’m sure you know how wrong that belief is.

Fortunately, your body is amazing and can recover from many things such as back and neck pain.  It is never too late to start laying those little hinges that can open big doors and have a big impact on your life.

Understanding that your body is something you must actively take care of is vitally important.  No one wants to live in pain, and the best way to avoid pain is to take the small steps to, “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”

Sincerely, Dr. Binder

Is There a Secret to Success and Happiness?

3 Aug

Webster’s Dictionary defines a secret as something kept hidden from others or something that is known to only a few people.

While real secrets probably exist, most of the “secrets” for success and happiness come from knowledge that is more common than we think.  In reality, we just choose to ignore or not act on such knowledge, as demonstrated in the fable called The Lion and the Mouse

A lion was awakened from sleep by a mouse running over his face.  Rising up angrily, he caught him and was about to kill him, when the Mouse piteously entreated, saying:  “If you would only spare my life, I would be sure to repay your kindness.”  The Lion laughed and let him go.  It happened shortly after this that the Lion was caught by some hunters, who bound him by strong ropes to the ground.  The Mouse, recognizing his roar, came and gnawed the rope with his teeth and set him free, exclaiming: “You ridiculed the idea of my ever being able to help you, expecting to receive from me any repayment of your favor; now you know that it is possible for even a Mouse to confer benefits on a Lion.”

The moral of this story is:  No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Pretty simple, right?  One can call this a “secret to success and happiness.”  Doing acts of kindness will not only enrich other’s lives, but they will also enrich yours.

Let’s be honest… Everyone already knows that.  YOU already know that.  So, how is it a “secret” if everyone already knows it?

You see, there is a big difference between not knowing about something versus choosing not to do something about it.  If we are honest with ourselves, we know what the right thing to do is most of the time.  We just choose not to because it is too hard or we are too lazy or whatever the reason may be.

So, maybe the definition of a “secret” should be “the right thing that most people choose not to do.”

Think about it.  How many random acts of kindness have you done today in which you cannot see any immediate personal gain?  This week?  This month?  This year?

For most people, the answer to that question is a sobering realization.

It is never too late to start.  It is never too late to be the lion.  Or the mouse.

Stop reading this and do a random act of kindness in the next five minutes. Make up your mind you are going to do one every day for the next week and see what happens in your life.

You won’t be disappointed.

Sincerely,
Dr. Binder