(RE) Commit to yourself – #30mornings

In this weeks’ podcast episode, Anna Vocino & I challenged listeners/followers to “(re) commit to yourself” by recommitting to their goals/resolutions & make a true investment in yourself!  This habit is used by many highly effective people (here) and will definitely change your life for the better! Essentially, the challenge is this.  Get up earlier every […]

EP14 Too busy to change your lifestyle?

EP14 Too busy to change your lifestyle? Sound familiar? If so, then I would say to you, that YOU DEFINITELY NEED TO CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE!  And stop holding onto the story that you are too busy to change! This and other time-related obstacles are probably the biggest argument against making a change that any health professional […]

EP11 Don’t let the good times kill you aka How to recover from the Holiday

EP11 Don’t let the good times kill you aka How to recover from the Holiday Hello everyone and welcome to the last episode of Canadian Minds on Health the Podcast for 2014!  Dave is back & in this episode, Dave and Dan will discuss some key tips to help you maximize your odds of successfully reaching […]

Negative Automatic Thoughts

Whether you’re aware of them or not, we all have automatic thoughts that we think in response to an EVENT (any occurrence, interaction, etc… that requires interpretation by our brains).  These are aptly labelled automatic thoughts (AT).  They can be both positive or negative, but it’s often the negative ones (NAT) that we are unaware […]

REDEFINING WHY!

Hi Everyone, Bear with me on this one. This is my over-tired (due to new baby care) attempt at soul searching & sincere self-examination. There is a lot more to the story, but I’m trying to stay on point with main things that have either directly or indirectly affected my body composition over the years. […]

It has to be a lifestyle change!

Hi everyone! The end of January is upon us & hopefully you’re all well into adopting your new lifestyle goals as I am!  Progress report to follow later with pics & metrics. Anybody who has been playing this lifestyle change game for any length of time knows as well as I do that the odds […]

The Most Common Lifestyle Goals and Strategies and tips to achieve them

Today, I want to chat anecdotally about two common lifestyle goals that I encounter regularly and the specific strategies that seem to work best to help clients achieve them. I) Leaning out/Burning fat/Losing weight It is critical for health & longevity not to have too much excess weight on your frame & especially around your […]

It’s not what you know, it’s what you do with what you know that matters most!

I apologize for the delay since my last post, however, as I mentioned my wife and I just had our first child (beautiful daughter)!  This is a tremendous blessing and we are truly grateful, but combined with my work schedule, consultation business and ongoing deadlines surrounding my PhD time has been quite short with respect […]

SMART Goal Setting

I realized that I never re-posted this session on SMART goal setting, so here it is!  This is absolutely critical in order to set yourself up for success, whatever your goals are. Do NOT sell yourself short! You can achieve what you set out to achieve, just be sure to create the right road map […]