For this week’s article I decided that instead of writing it all down, I would offer you a video of the content. It takes the same time to watch the video as it does to read the article but my feeling is that it is more real, more interesting to see it on video. So for today’s article click on the video and let yourself reflect on this rather challenging subject.
In May 2005, Dr. Edward Miller, the dean of the medical school and CEO of the hospital at Johns Hopkins University spoke at a healthcare conference about patients whose heart disease is so severe that they undergo bypass surgery. The procedures temporarily relieve chest pains but rarely prevent heart attacks or prolong lives. Half of the time, the bypass grafts clog up in a few years; the angioplasties, in a few months. Yet in spite of the fact that many patients could avoid the return of pain and the need to repeat the surgery by switching to healthier lifestyles, very few do. “If you look at people after coronary-artery bypass grafting two years later, 9 out of 10 patients have not changed their lifestyle,” Dr. Miller said. “And that’s been studied over and over and over again. Even though they know they have a very bad disease and they know they should change their lifestyle, for whatever reason, they don’t.”
I would ask you to consider being the one person in ten who does make a positive lifestyle change. Watch my video and if it feels relevant to you, instead of pressing escape and forgetting what you heard, think about doing something different; think about changing something that may need changing in your life. I invite you to come to my four week, 4 session program: Become a Healing Parent. Read more about this here. There is a great early bird special until Thursday 21st May. And for those of you reading this who don’t live in Dallas and cannot attend the live event, I will be presenting this program online in the next few weeks.
By the way, I know I have said this so many times – I need your feedback … I need your comments … I love to hear your thoughts and experiences so please share these with me and others in the comment section underneath. Thanks!