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From the Physician’s Desk … Weekly Blog!

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Recently, I was awaiting news regarding a change in my job position. Each time the subject would cross my mind, I noticed that my heart would beat faster, my heart rate increase, and my breathing pattern changed. When I mentally thought – “relax” – I felt my body release tension, my face relax, my breathing pattern steadied….I honestly did not realize how much the thought process about this situation was affecting my physical body. Hhhmm…ever had that experience?

DyerI have been accused of being “too calm”…(if there is such a thing) and too relax sometimes (blame my island roots vibe).  Now I’m wondering if I’ve been at this “place” too long and allowing the outside into my psyche. If so, that is not a good thing. I need to change my thought process, change my mind…regardless of the situations around me.  As TD Jakes noted,

“a ship does not sink because it is in the water, but because the water gets into it.” (Reference: learning how to be around chaos and crazy situations, but not allowing the chaotic situation to get into you).

I cannot imagine someone affected this way physically on a daily basis, because they are in a bad relationship, job, or situation (or even daily long commute/traffic). It reeks havoc on the physical body!  Mental weariness affects the physical body, much more than a lot of folks realize.

The Psyche is an area of great interest to me and Dr. Wayne Dyer is one of my “silent” mentors. Take a moment to listen to one of his very insightful presentations.

DR. WAYNE DYER – “CHANGE YOU THOUGHTS CHANGE YOUR LIFE!”

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Remember …

Ipsa Scientia Potestas est    ———  Knowledge itself is power!

Don’t forget to visit my website … www.LegacyEducators.org 

Your Family Friendly Doc … Dr McGann!  

See you next week…

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From the Physician’s Desk … Weekly Blog!

Don’t forget to visit … www.LegacyEducators.org  and click on “Cancer Information” Thanks in advance for your support!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! It is that time to make resolutions and by golly, I will do so! My resolutions are actually quite simple this year (well I think so;)

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As Physicians, we sometimes tend to neglect our own health while we busy ourselves taking care of others.  I managed to ignore a partially torn rotator cuff injury in addition to a stressful 2013…crazy I know! My resolution is already in effect:

  1. I am now a Pescetarian! Yes, a vegetarian whose diet will allow seafood! (I could not give up sushi!) So no beef, pork, chicken (now that will be difficult – no chicken?). I can live without cows milk and eggs too! I had some really good vegan cheese the other day…yummy! *giggles*
  2. Decrease my stress. Plans are already in motion for that!
  3. Discover/read more on meditation and start low impact exercise more frequently.

That is it for me! How about your resolutions?

Wishing you all the best and GREAT health in 2014!

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Last year I had the opportunity to start reading for pleasure again … oh how sweet it is! In addition to the usual Medical Journals I read, The Four Agreements, The Untethered Soul, Wisdom of the Heart, 20,000 Days and Counting…and uhmm…halfway through another.

The Blog’s title was taken from book gifted to me by a dear colleague, “Wisdom of the Heart” by Alan Cohen.  The following is an excerpt from this book. (The thought alone is a great de-stressor too!)

RESIGNATION FROM ADULTHOOD 

I’ve decided that I’d like to accept the responsibilities of an eight-year-old again.

      I want to go to McDonald’s and think that it’s a four-star restaurant. I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make ripples in a pond with rocks. I want to think M&M’s are better than money because you can eat them. I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer day.

      I want to think the world is fair, that people are honest and good. I want to believe that anything is possible. I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things. I want to live simply again. I don’t want my days to consist of computer crashes, paperwork, depressing news, more days in the month than money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness, and the loss of loved ones.

      I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, kind words, truth, justice, peace, dreams, imagination, human-kind, and making angels in the snow.

      So …  here’s my checkbook, my car keys, my credit card bill, and my 401(k) statements. I’m officially resigning from adulthood. And if you want to discuss this further, you’ll have to catch me first, ‘cause … tag —you’re it!

P.S. I love you.

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Remember …

Ipsa Scientia Potestas est    ———  Knowledge itself is power!

Don’t forget to visit my website … www.LegacyEducators.org 

Your Family Friendly Doc … Dr McGann!  

See you next week…

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