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Happy 2010 everyone! 2010.
That just sounds so good to me. Not sure why,
maybe because of the zeros, but it sounds like a
good number. It sounds like a fresh start.
Statistics show that up to 95% of people who say
that they’re going to do something don’t
actually take action. Despite a heap of good
intentions, they don't actually act.
One example comes from a recent study of people
who bought “Teach Yourself” language courses.
The following statistics were reported per 100
40 were never taken out of the wrapper
50 were listened to no further than track 1 of
8 listened no further than the first CD
Only 2 went on to complete the whole course
Be one of the 2%!
Are you wanting some help with getting back on
track or starting anew with healthy choices?
To help you achieve your goals, I would like to
a free laser (means direct to the
point and focused) health coaching consultation.
What that means is that if you have one
health-related question, email me at
and I will get back to you with my best answer.
for tips I've learned on how to achieve your
to register for seminars for a Registered
Dietician on implementing healthy eating for
to become part of a
TV show focused on
helping families lose weight and become
to find out about free demos we will be
doing at the Bay downtown for our Bonsai Facial
a new year cleansing of my clinic's
inventory means great deals for you.
If you are wanting a different way to
participate in the Olympic spirit, come cheer me
on as I carry the torch February 10 at
approximately 6:20 p.m. on Capilano Road from
the Capilano Suspension Bridge to Capilano
Crescent. My torch number is OTR104-201.
I will be increasing my service fees starting
March 1, 2010:
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learned about making goals reality:
Who said these quotes? See bottom of email for
I’ve been asking my patients if they make New
Year resolutions. Most have said that they do
not. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have
goals. In fact, every person I spoke with has
goals, even if they were not yet specific. I
liked what one of my patients said. “I
don’t make New Year resolutions. I am my
resolutions.” Another of my patients
stated something similar, saying that when he
feels he wants to do something, he just does it.
- "Just Do It"
- "Make it so"
- "How soon 'not now' becomes 'never'"
- "Success is not final; failure is not
fatal; it is the courage to continue that
- "He is able who thinks he is able."
- "When it becomes obvious that the goals
cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals,
adjust the action steps."
- "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
- "The difference between a successful
person and others is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a
lack of will."
This in itself is a great goal to have. If you
want to accomplish something, work on it now.
Not tomorrow. Not next week. Not when you have
more time (we all know that that never seems to
Some of the stuff I have been taught, in brief:
If you need proof that goal-setting works, think
of those athletes that will be showing their
stuff at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and
Paralympics this winter.
- If you find yourself making resolutions or
goals that you have a hard time turning into
reality, perhaps you could review your
motivations. Ask yourself
Why do you want to … (you fill in the
blank)? Really get to the root of “why”. You
might say you want to exercise more so that
you can lose weight, but what is really the
issue? Why do you want to lose weight? Is it
so you can do something that you could not
do now, such as run a marathon? Or because
you want to live longer? Why?
- Break your goal down into bite-sized,
priorities. Make time for the
things that are really important to you.
Sometimes those little unimportant things,
such as filtering through and forwarding
those joke emails that we all receive, can
take over just because those tasks float to
the top of our attention.
- Tell people about your goals.
A goal is not
like a wish. A wish is thought to
become less likely to
if you tell someone. For goals,
accountability makes follow through more
grateful Thank yourself for your
small successes. Thank those around you for
their support. Thank your challenges for
pushing you to improve yourself.
Still waiting for the right moment? Perhaps you
need a sign. Something like a Blue Moon
happening the same night that we shifted into a
new decade perhaps? Well then, no more excuses.
December 31, 2009 turned to January 1, 2010
during a Blue Moon!
2. Nutrition for Your
Family and Young Children
If you have young kids and need help with
implementing healthy eating, check out
Registered Dietician Kristen Yarker-Edgar's
seminars at Dunbar Community Centre, Riley Park
Community Centre, and False Creek Community
The seminars are titled:
To register or learn more, check out
Baby Meets Broccoli (6 – 9 months) -
Introducing Your Baby to Solid Foods. Make
Your First Steps in the Right Direction
Toddler at the Table (9 – 36 months) - Why
Hiding Vegetables is NOT Okay (and Which
Feeding Strategies are GREAT)
Picky Preschooler (3-5 Years) - 3 Common
Reasons for Picky Eating and How to Support
Your Child to be a Good, Healthy Eater
How about this for motivation? I was contacted
by a production company looking for families
interested in participating on "X-Weighted" to
transform themselves to healthier lifestyles
under the guidance of various experts.
The organizer, Crystal Smith, wrote to me:
"We produce a healthy
lifestyles television series on Slice called
X-Weighted. We have heard some wonderful things
about Active Life and how you have helped many
people onto a healthier path. We are filming
this year in Vancouver and hoped that you might
know of some families that could benefit from
the show. 13 families will be selected in
Calgary, Vancouver and Kelowna, each will have a
one hour documentary produced that is filmed
sporadically over a 6 month period with experts
that can help them reach their goals. We will
follow families this year (kids that are between
8-17 years old) to see the bond that is
developed when parents and children work
together to reach their goals, challenges are
conquered, healthy skill sets are created and
physical transformations are made: stories that
will inspire audiences across Canada."
If you personally know of
any families that might be interested in
participating please feel free to pass along my
email to them. If they could email me a few
sentences describing their family (include ages/
weights), what kind of challenges they want to
overcome, interesting events that we could
include in their story over the next 6 months
and everybody’s goals to
Downtown Science of Beauty Event
We will be demonstrating and doing free mini
consultation/treatments for our Bonsai Facial
Rejuvenation treatments. If you are looking for
a non-invasive, safe, and effective way to
healthy youthful skin,
visit us at the
Bay Downtown on the following dates
Friday January 15th 3-6pm
Saturday January 16th 11-2pm
Friday January 22nd 2-6pm
Sunday January 17th 11-6
Sunday January 24th 11-6
Call, email, or come by the clinic to check out
what we've got
off! Stuff like Manuka honey, healthy
teas, hand sanitizers, oregano oil, pain
relieving topical gels, meditation CD, stainless
steel water/tea bottles, etc.
- Nike; an easy start
- Jean Luc Picard; almost as easy
- Martin Luther
- Sir Winston Churhill
- Walt Disney
- Vince Lombardi
Active Life Health Cliniccc
Dr. Melissa Carr, B.Sc., Dr.TCM,
Doctor of Traditional Chinese
Regent Medical Building
#410-2184 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C., V6K 2E1
In appreciation of each of your
referrals, Dr. Melissa Carr will
offer you 10% off of your health
product purchase, so don't forget to
tell your friends, family,
colleagues, and acquaintances to
give us your name when they book an