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Joy - "Dancing in the Movie"

July 27, 2016

​Good Morning,Joy is a word that doesn't seem to be used very often or just in certain circles, but it's a great word that should really impact each of our lives. "the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/joy).The other day I expereinced this elation that overhauled the bad day I was having.  I've been busy lately quite a bit, hence the lack of post, and needed to have some fun to get me out of my funk.  My wife and I decided that we would take our newly turned 3 year old daughter to her first movie.  Some of you might be thinking as I often have "this is no place for a kid that small".  I'm glad to report that my daughter did extremely well watching "RIO 2" because we sat in the very front where she could move around a little.  It was so fun to see how she enjoyed the movie, but my feeling of pure joy came after the movie during the credits.  As the...

Going Against the Grain - 5 steps to achieving your dreams...

July 27, 2016

Have you ever had a dream, a desire, or a destiny you felt pulled to chase in your life?  Most people will answer that question with an emphatic yes.  Have you ever had a dream, a desire, or destiny in life that you pursued even when it meant encountering problems and going against the grain?  The emphatic yes answers to this question often decrease dramatically because people lose sight of their dream for one reason or another.  It can be a challenge to accomplish your dreams in life when you're faced with difficulties along the way, but learning how to press forward past the obstacles in your path allows you to make the dream a reality.Here are 5 steps to achieving your dreams:1.  Clarify - The first step to achieving your dream is to understand it, have a plan to achieve it, and be able to clearly communicate it to others.  If you aren't clear on where you're going or what you're doing then it will be impossible to have other people see your vision.  Next you've...

Stay Motivated About Your Dreams

September 6, 2014

​“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ” Walt Disney “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” Napoleon Hill“Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” Thomas Jefferson“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” Dr. Seuss “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot

Thoughts for the Day - Be a Game Changer

September 4, 2014

Good Morning,What going to happen today in your life?  How are you going to be the impact others need to create a positive difference?  I encourage you today to look for the opportunity to be the "Game Changer".  Have a great day being the the change.  Take care.Dave​Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King Jr“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi“The future depends on what you do today.” Mahatma Gandhi“You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.” C.G. Jung“You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.” Henry Ford

Thoughts for the Day - Don't Worry Be Happy

September 3, 2014

​Good Morning,I hope your day is off to a good start.  I wanted to share some thought about happiness, and the impact it has in our lives.  It's a strong emotion, feeling, quality that can be hugely beneficial in our lives.“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” ― Abraham Lincoln“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ― Mahatma Gandhi“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.” ― Audrey Hepburn“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” ― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez“It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” ― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Joy - "Dancing in the Movie"

September 2, 2014

Good Morning,Joy is a word that doesn't seem to be used very often or just in certain circles, but it's a great word that should really impact each of our lives. "the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/joy).The other day I expereinced this elation that overhauled the bad day I was having.  I've been busy lately quite a bit, hence the lack of post, and needed to have some fun to get me out of my funk.  My wife and I decided that we would take our newly turned 3 year old daughter to her first movie.  Some of you might be thinking as I often have "this is no place for a kid that small".  I'm glad to report that my daughter did extremely well watching "RIO 2" because we sat in the very front where she could move around a little.  It was so fun to see how she enjoyed the movie, but my feeling of pure joy came after the movie during the credits.  As the credits rolled...

Thoughts for the Day - "Try, Try, and Try Again"

September 2, 2014

Good Morning,Well I think for most people it's that special day to either send them off for their very first day or their starting another "First Day of School".  One thing we know about all these wonderful kids is that they will be trying to do all sorts of things, and sometimes succeeding and sometimes not.  It is like that for all of us throughout life, so how we do we keep going?  Here are some quotes to inspire you today in your efforts.  Take care, Dave.“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” ― Robert F. Kennedy“It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt, Looking Forward “Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.” ― Tim Fargo“A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new” ― Albert Einstein“To try and fail is at least to learn; to fail to try is to...

Thoughts for the Day - Pushing Through

August 28, 2014

“We must know that we have been created for greater things, not just to be a number in the world, not just to go for diplomas and degrees, this work and that work. We have been created in order to love and to be loved.” ― Mother Teresa ​“If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies: Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank people will try to cheat you: Be honest anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight: Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous of you: Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten by tomorrow: Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough: Give your best anyway.” ― Mother Teresa “Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.Life is beauty, admire it.Life is a dream, realize it.Life is a challenge, meet it.Life is a duty,...

thoughts for the day - Time

August 26, 2014

​Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it.   Lord Chesterfield The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business--or almost anywhere else for that matter.   Lee Iacocca   You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.  Charles Buxton The more business a man has to do, the more he is able to accomplish, for he learns to economize his time. Sir Matthew Hale Spare moments are the gold dust of time. Bishop Hail

Thoughts for the Day - Confidence in the Midst of Rejection

August 25, 2014

“There are still many more days of failure ahead, whole seasons of failure, things will go terribly wrong, you will have huge disappointments, but you have to prepare for that, you have to expect it and be resolute and follow your own path.” ― Anton Chekhov​“Chase your dreams until you catch them...and then dream, catch, and dream again! ” ― Dee Marie, Sons of Avalon: Merlin's Prophecy“Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” ― Steve Maraboli“When you're following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first.” ― Kelly Cutrone“One may not always know his purpose until his only option is to monopolize in what he truly excels at. He grows weary of hearing the answer 'no' time and time again, so he turns to and cultivates, monopolizes in his one talent which others cannot possibly subdue. Then, beyond the crowds of criticism and...

Thoughts for the Day - Making Decisions

August 22, 2014

​“The greatest accomplishment began as a decision once made and often a difficult one.” Michael Rawls“Not making a decision is actually a decision. It's the decision to stay the same.” Lysa TerKeurst“The sign of a good decision is the multiplicity of reasons for it.” Mary Doria Russell“You are defined by the decisions you make. When one bites you...the way you respond to it either makes or breaks you.”  Benjamin Bayani“Feelings should never supersede rational thought... so, if you feel that you've got the answer, you should think some more.” Julie Ann Elliott-Morton

Thoughts for the Day - Creating Wealth

August 21, 2014

​“Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” ― Oprah Winfrey“Hold material goods and wealth on a flat palm and not in a clenched fist.” ― Alistair Begg, Made For His Pleasure: Ten Benchmarks of a Vital Faith “Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged “If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.” ― Edmund Burke“When you are able to shift your inner awareness to how you can serve others, and when you make this the central focus of your life, you will then be in a position to know true miracles in your progress toward prosperity.” ― Wayne W. Dyer

6 Steps to Creating Wealth in Your Life

August 21, 2014

"6 Steps to Achieving a Mindset for Wealth"Being Wealthy has forever been at the center of the history of mankind.  It has been the indicator of a person's value in some culture's, provides the means to care for our life sustaining needs, and can open doors to new experiences and opportunities that enhance our quality of life.  It's what so many people want, but sadly what so few people achieve at a level that changes their circumstances.  That doesn't have to be the story for you, but to become wealthy like many in history you must also possess that same mindset that forged the way to their success and wealth.  Here are "6 Steps" to travel down that same road to your success:Desire to Have -  It's imperative that you understand why the pursuit of wealth is important to you.  That seems like a crazy thing to say, but there are millions of people that are extremely happy without being rich or wealthy.  Therefore, what is it that wealth provides that is missing in your life?...

Thoughts for the Day - Happiness

August 19, 2014

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”  Abraham Lincoln​“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”  Mahatma Gandhi“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama XIV“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.” Audrey Hepburn“I'd far rather be happy than right any day.” ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Thoughts for the Day - Happiness

August 13, 2014

Hi,Here are a couple of quotes concerning our pursuit of happiness in life.  I apologize that there has been very little content from me this week.  As I said before I've been working on the book, and spending some time with family.  I'm so excited to share what we have with everyone.  Have an amazing rest of the day.  Take care.  Dave“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”  Abraham Lincoln“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”  Mahatma Gandhi“It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”  Mark Twain“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your...

10 Ways to Become "Happy, Wealthy, and Wise"...

August 13, 2014

​"Happy, Wealthy, and Wise", that doesn't seem like the correct phrase.  That's because historically it started with healthy, but if a person pursues these three characteristics the result should be improved health.  With these distinct differences how can a person accomplish all three?  Happy - glad, joyous, satisfied, and pleaseWealthy - valuable and large material possessWise - having the power of discerning and judging rightly.(Webster's New American College Dictionary)Pursuing a life balance is the key to meeting the needs and responsibilities in life, and becoming "Happy, Wealthy, and Wise".  Here are 10 ways that will lead to achieving this pursuit.Right - Everyone needs a belief system or a personal mission that provides their purpose for living. Something to to be passionate about that gives directed guidance to their steps in life. Relationships - Everyone needs to connected to other people in life that provide mutual feeling of love, friendship, and support.  Without...

Thoughts for the Day - eBook Lauch Update Included

August 12, 2014

Hang On When You're Almost ThereThis has been a crazy week trying to get everything completed so we could get our book and course out to you.  Life is just like this picture, sometimes it's challenging to get where you're going.  I'm proud of what we've created, and more importantly I know it will help you quit smoking.  We've taken our experiences, proven tools and practices, and our passion for helping people achieve the life they want...and packaged it in this course that will be available early next week.We're so excited to see how this will benefit people.  Here is what you'll receive:Comprehensive eBook with interactive assessments and resourcesOngoing plan for your success after course completion4 hypnosis videos - combined time equals almost 1 1/2 hours of video Additional FREE eBook on "Achieving Positive Outcomes with a 20 minute hypnosis audio included.We priced this at $39.99, so it would be available and affordable for everyone.  We know this will be a life-changer for...

Thoughts for the Day - The Need to Relax - It's been great

August 7, 2014

​Hi Everyone,I apologize I haven't  provided you with much information over the last week.  I been spending some time with family, and enjoying the beautiful summer in the NW.  Good News!!!  That long-promised eBook is on it's way.  We've been doing some revisions, and deciding on the best way to make it available to the greatest number of people possible.  I believe we've found a solution.Look at all the great things we have for you:- The MINDWAYS QUIT Solution interactive eBook - 4 Transformational Hypnosis Videos- Another eBook for FREE - "Achieving Positive Outcomes" that includes another video- Access to a mobile application to track and encourage your progressWe can't tell you how excited we are to finally give you a solution to help you stop smoking.  It means so much to us that we'll be giving people the opportunity to finally gain freedom from the hold cigarettes has had on their lives.  We know that a dynamic transformation is going to take place in people's lives as...

Thoughts for the Day - For Tough Times

August 1, 2014

Good morning,Today I wanted provide some quotes for people who are currently facing a storm in their life.  Just remember "this too shall pass".  Believe, depend on those who love you, and know that you are made for a special purpose.  Never, never, never give up. Thinking of You,Dave"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." Thomas Edison"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."  Edmund Hillary"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." Michael Jordan"Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong."  Muhammad Ali"Tough times never last, but tough people do."  Robert Schuller

The 6 P's for Achieving Your Goals

July 31, 2014

"Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, and others make it happen."Michael JordanIn life it's all about trying to make things happen, and bringing your dreams to life through action.  There are tons of people that want others to benefit from their ideas, but don't have a proven process for achieving success.  Seeing something to completion is hard, but provides the opportunity for personal growth through character development.  The 6 P's for Getting it Done is your road map for achieving your goals:Purpose:  The first step in getting things done is understanding the reason behind what you're trying to accomplish.  If you don't have a reason or aren't crystal clear about  the result you want to achieve, you'll just spin your wheels instead of reaching that chosen destination.Passion:  You have to be excited about what you're doing because if you're not, then no one else will be either.  That passion has to be constant in varying levels just like a...

Thoughts for the Day - Action

July 31, 2014

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Success ​“The future depends on what you do today.” Mahatma Gandhi “To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.”   Mahatma Gandhi “It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”  Mahatma Gandhi   “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”   Mahatma Gandhi “Strength does not come from physical capacity.  It comes from an indomitable will.”   Mahatma Gandhi

Leaving A Legacy

July 30, 2014

​Good Morning,Earlier I put some quotes up by Winston Churchill.  The reason I did that was to prepare for this posting.  Leaving a legacy.  I think we all have an idea of what that means, but are we acting and doing things in our lives to actually make that happen?To leave a legacy means living your life with a sense of purpose.  Attempting to be part of the bigger picture, but I understand that is not the desire for all of us.  I just had that conversation with someone yesterday, and we have very different views on making an impact.  Neither of us are wrong, we just have different perspectives and dreams.What is important is that your cultivating a legacy for yourself.  It could/should be with your kids, co-workers, friends, and other people you may influence.  It is about people thinking of you as a giver, a mentor, someone that showed kindness when no one was looking.  It's about being the best people we can be.I encourage you today to look at the ways in your life you're...

Change - Here We Go Again...

July 29, 2014

There are a few constants that occur in the world, and the consistent presence of change happens to be one of them we face.  Change may have the ability to determine what might happen in our life, but how we choose to respond to it will be the factor that creates the happiness and fulfillment we experience.  How then do we ensure we can handle the swells of life, and remain in control at the helm plotting a course to our chosen destination? There is a four step process that we use at MINDWAYS Solutions to help people transition successfully through life changes.  It is our QUIT methodology that is founded on evidence-based behavior change principles and sub-conscious messaging techniques: Quantify Your Mindset -  As the possibility of change enters your life, it’s imperative that you Quantify your thinking about the process.  By choosing to maintain a positive outlook during times of change, you'll create a perspective that allows you to see new opportunities. Understand...

An Attitude of Gratitude - Reframe Your Thinking

July 28, 2014

​Gratitude - feeling or being gratefulHow often do you stop throughout your day, and think about the good things in your life?  Completing that process is called being grateful.  Having a sincere appreciation for both the people and possessions in your life.  This feeling or emotion is often praised as the "father of all emotion".  I personally believe that most likely stems from the fact that every known major religion has an aspect of gratefullness in their practices.  Believers are exhorted to give thanks for the good in their lives, and in some faiths even in tough challenges.Why does giving thanks matter?  That may seem like a silly question or not depending on your personal view of this emotion.  Either way, an attitude of gratitude has been proven to be a very beneficial component in the lives of people who remind themselves of the good in their lives.  There are a number of studies that support this concept, and have shown results that include improved health, mood, and...

Thoughts for the Day - Gratitude

July 28, 2014

​“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” Eckhart Tolle“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” John F. Kennedy“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” Alphonse Karr“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” Marcus Tullius Cicero“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” Neal A. Maxwell

Thoughts for the Day - Plan to be a Finisher

July 25, 2014

Good morning,It's all about finishing when you're running the race, but you always have to have a plan of how you're going to run the race.  Here are some quotes about planning for the race: “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” Gloria Steinem “If you don’t know exactly where you’re going, how will you know when you get there?” Steve Maraboli “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”   Benjamin Franklin"T accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.Anatole FranceThe Entrepreneur's Guide to Success 

Finisher Fridays - You need a plan to get to the top

July 25, 2014

​Achieving your goals and plans in life is similar to hiking and climbing.  When you start a hike there has to be planning about your entry point, the distance you'll cover, and what specific route you'll take.  In preparation you have to choose the gear you need, and the supplies that are necessary.  Along the path you may encounter changes in terrain, weather alterations, and other unexpected events that can delay your finish.Completing your project, reaching your goal, or starting your new venture will require effort and a plan: Choosing an Entry Point - We need to be problem solvers in life to be successful.  You have to look at that mountain and assess the best route that will result in a safe, efficient, and successful ascent to the top.The Distance You'll Cover - What are you going to do to reach your goals.  Are you willing to push yourself to go farther than you thought possible?  How much effort are you willing to give to make it to the peak?Route you'll Take - Are you...

Thoughts for the Day - Make a Difference

July 24, 2014

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson “The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.” ― Robert F. Kennedy“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” ― Mother Teresa “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi The Entrepreneur's Guide to Success

A Plea for some feedback

July 24, 2014

​It's MeHi and Good Morning,Today, I wanted to ask you for a favor.  Yep a favor.  I wanted to see if you would let me get to know you.  Not to get your email and bombard you as a pest, but just a word, or a thought to let me know a little about who keeps staring at the words I write.  My goal is to help people.  I've been doing that a large part of my life in my healthcare career.I really want to know what you want to read about.  What interests you.  I want to make sure that I'm providing something that meets both your intellectual and emotional needs if that's the case.  I've had quite a varied background in my life, and been exposed to a lot of things.  So I like to write about all sorts of topics.I have some ideas and experiences I can share and write about.  I also love doing research for topics, so if there is something you want to know about that I can research for you let me know.  You can leave a comment here on the website or send me a direct email at...

Thoughts for the Day

July 23, 2014

"​We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."Aristotle"Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well."Unknown"Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success."Unknown"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us"Ralph W. EmersonThere are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist or accept the responsibility for changing them.  Dr. Denis Waitley

Thoughts for the Day - Taking Action

July 22, 2014

​The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed. - Richard B. SheridanKeep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. - Mark TwainPeople become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success. - Norman Vincent PealeSetting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means. - Albert EinsteinThe difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. - Unknown

Navigating the Waves of Life's Adversity with 5 Actions

July 22, 2014

​Good morning,Many years ago I was the guy holding up my hand in that boat zooming across the water.  I was part of a Marine boat company as their chosen "squid", "doc", and Navy Corpsman.  As a boat company, we used that luxury liner you see as our mode of transportation from the "haze grey and underway" (ship) to the sandy beach shore.  During these training ops things didn't always go as planned because we encountered bad weather, were plagued by engine issues, or had injuries occur along the way.  The only thing you could control was how you chose to ride out the mission's adversity.  It was crucial to hang on tight or get abrupt splash into the ocean, keep your head up to avoid the boat smacking you in the face with the next large swell, and stay focused when you hit the shore to complete the training required.  Just like those wet tired Marines knew that there were expected and unexpected challenges that may occur, we too have to have that awareness so we can successfully...

Thoughts for the Day - Power of Positive Thinking

July 21, 2014

Good morning,Just some quick thoughts about how we can influence our own outcomes through the power of positive thinking.  Have a great day.  Dave​"The difference between can and cannot are only three letters. Three letters that determine your life's direction.""Positive thinking shows in being resolute, decisive and courageous in small matters and in big matters.""Train your mind to think in terms of 'it is possible' and 'it can be done'.""With the right attitude, you can inspire and motivate yourself to do greater things.""Reading a few positive thinking quotes before going to sleep at night, and first thing in the morning, will gradually change your mindset, transform your life, and attract good things to you."

Thoughts for the Day - Be a Finisher

July 18, 2014

Good morning,I hope your week has gone well.  I wanted to share some inspiration with you on this Finisher Friday about finishing the race.  To be a finisher really is a combination of so many things which makes sense because it's a journey, and you have numerous stop on the way.  Being a finisher is hugely important because it's the only way you can say you reached your destination, but don't miss out on the lessons on the way.  Take care, and have a wonderful day.  Dave​"It is not true that nice guys finish last.  Nice guys are winners before the game starts."Addison Walker"Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished.” Neil Gaiman"Start strong, stay strong, and finish strong...by always remembering why you're doing it in the first place."Ralph Marston"Never give up.  There is no such thing as an ending, just a new beginning."Anonymous"Starting strong is good.  Finishing strong is...

Thoughts for the Day - Tenacity

July 17, 2014

​July 17, 2014 10:45 amHello,Here are a couple of thoughts concerning persistence and tenacity.  I think the picture speaks volumes of how it feels sometimes on our life's journey.  Take care, and keep hanging on.  Dave"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."  John R. Wooden"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."  Harriet Beecher Stowe"You always pass failure on the way to success."  Mickey Rooney"I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work."  Thomas Edison"Success seems largely a matter of hanging on after others let go."  William Feather

Updates on the treatment of COPD

July 16, 2014

​July 16, 2014 5:00pmFor more resources click here Treatment Options Once you have been diagnosed with COPD, there are many ways that you and your doctor can work together to manage the symptoms of the disease and improve your quality of life. Your doctor may suggest one or more of the following options: Medications (such as bronchodilators and inhaled steroids) Bronchodilators are medicines that usually come in the form of an inhaler. They work to relax the muscles around your airways, to help open them and make it easier to breathe. Inhaled steroids help prevent the airways from getting inflamed. Each patient is different—your doctor may suggest other types of medications that might work better for you. Pulmonary Rehabilitation Your doctor may recommend that you participate in pulmonary rehabilitation, or "rehab." This is a program that helps you learn to exercise and manage your disease with physical...

Quitting to feel better - A cure for the "Blues"

July 16, 2014

July 16, 2014 1145 amHi,Today is wellness Wednesday, and I wanted to provide some different articles concerning various health issues we all may face.  Have you been working out lately?  Is that you I see in this picture at the gym.  Well if it is, then most likely you're feeling better than the other 60% percent of that gym that don't show up.What's the big deal?  I know it good for me, but it takes time out of my busy day to get there.  Have you been feeling stressed lately at work?  Has it been harder to do physical activities?  You must be feeling like, "how am I ever going to make it work".  First of all, start small after you've seen your medical provider.You don't have to be a member of a gym.  Do you have a pair of running or walking shoes?  Put those suckers on, and head out your front door.  Find a safe path where you can walk for thirty minutes.  The benefits of the exercise will combat any struggles you may being having with feeling blue, and you don't have to be...

Wellness Wednesday - Learn about aneurysms

July 16, 2014

How To Avoid an AneurysmJuly 6, 2014 by admin   Filed under HealthLeave a CommentBrain is one of the most important parts of our body and any disease related to the brain or the nervous system is a cause of worry. Brain aneurysm is a form of deformity in which a balloon or bulge is formed in one of the blood vessels of the brain. It usually looks as if a berry is hanging on to a stem.How Does Leaking/Ruptured Aneurysm Affect the Brain?The leaking or rupturing of the aneurysm seriously affects the brain:Leaking or rupturing of the brain aneurysm can cause bleeding within the brain leading to hemorrhagic stroke.This rupture of the brain usually occurs in between the thin tissues that cover the brain and the brain space.Once the rupture of an aneurysm occurs, it starts affecting the other functions of the brain and can prove fatal.The hemorrhagic stroke that occurs in this way is known as subarachnoid haemorrhage.Un-ruptured AneurysmThere are several aneurysms though that do not...

8 Myths About Quitting Smoking

July 15, 2014

​July 15, 2014 11:25Hi - Just a quick article on some of the myths surrounding quitting smoking.  We are ready to help you.  The MINDWAYS QUIT Solution will be arriving prior to the end of the month.  Take care. 8 Myths About Quitting Smoking What you don't know about dropping the habit could hurt you.Published: June 30, 2014  |  BY Ashley Oerman Myth #1: E-Cigarettes will help you quit. A new study by the University of California in San Francisco found that e-cigarettes are not as effective in helping smokers quit as you might think. The review of 82 studies looked at the impact e-cigarettes had on users and discovered that people who smoked the electronic cigs were actually less likely to quit smoking than people who never used them. Crazy, right? Read the truth about e-cigarettes here.Myth #2: You'll Definitely Gain Weight Trust us, those cigarettes aren't keeping you thin;...

Thoughts for the Day - It all about time...

July 15, 2014

​July 15, 2014 9:30 am“He who every morning plans the transactions of that day and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.” ― Victor Hugo“You can't make up for lost time. You can only do better in the future.” ― Ashley Ormon“Time is our most valuable nonrenewable resource, and if we want to treat it with respect, we need to set priorities.” ― Albert-László Barabási, Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do“Every hour you are not going after your passion, making your dreams a reality or defining your purpose is an hour you can't get back. Is what you're doing right now, this day, this moment getting you closer to where you want to be? If not, readjust your focus. It's your future. Go get it!” ― Elizabeth Bourgeret“Our lives are made up of time, and the quality of our existence depends on our wise use of the moments we are given.” ― Alexandra Stoddard, Gift of a...

Mindset Monday - Thoughts for the Day

July 14, 2014

​July 14, 2014 8:00 am“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.” ― Maya Angelou“It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.” ― Lou Holtz“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ― Jane Goodall“It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.” ― Babe Ruth“Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” ― Leo Buscaglia

Finishing Thoughts - How to achieve what you want in life?

July 12, 2014

​July 11, 2014 7:45pmHow to Achieve What We Want in Life?I think there is something very important in the title of this post.  The word achieve, which means it is up to us what happens in our lives.  I wanted to take some time this evening to share 5 steps I use in my life to stay on track with making a difference.  I hope you find this valuable or you are already doing these things in your life.Mission - Have a purpose - Have you ever been on a sailboat or motorboat?  Now think of the cruise you were on, and what would have happened if these boats didn't have rudders?  It wouldn't have been too fun floating aimlessly out in the middle of nowhere with the challenge of getting back on course.Each of us are unique individuals with special talents and likes.  Do you have a plan to merge those two things, so you can enjoy the life making a difference?  If not, I encourage you to sit down and write a list - (create your mission) - It's time to attach that rudder to your life.Take...

Friday Finisher - Believe in yourself

July 11, 2014

July 11, 2014 1230 pmGood Afternoon,I apologize for the delay in my posting today.  I've been a bit under the weather today, but in the spirit of our "Finisher Friday" I gave myself a gut check and I'm ready to go.  Today I wanted to talk about believing in yourself because I think that is the way people can only become finishers.  By finisher I mean winner, champion, achieve your goals, and make a life that you want for yourself.Have you ever had a great idea, concept, or a plan that would fix a problem?  Have you been told that it won't work, ignored, or they chose to do something different?  I'm sure it's a yes to all of these questions, and we all need to develop thick skin to survive in the world.  Agreed, but more importantly you need to believe in yourself in those instances, and believe in what you're bringing to the table.A year ago I personally left a corporate position because I wanted to make a change in people's lives. In my last positions I was unable to get that...

Thoughts for the Day - tenacity

July 10, 2014

July 10, 2014 10:10amGood Morning,I wanted to encourage you on this Thursday morning to keep moving forward, keep taking steps, and keep climbing even when it feels like you might fall.  You might just be one more reach from the top.  What are you meant to do in this life?  I believe each of us are in this world to do something impactful that leaves a lasting effect.  What is the unique greatness you have to offer?  Each of us our special in our own way.  Look for that opportunity to claim your greatness, so the rest of us will benfit from having crossed your path.  Take care, and have an amazing day pursuing your destiny.  Dave“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ― Thomas A. Edison“Genius is 1% talent and 99% percent hard work...” ― Albert Einstein“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” ― Abraham Lincoln“Courage is not having the strength to go...

Tenacity Thursdays - Keep going

July 9, 2014

15 things you probably never knew or thought about....1. At least five people in this world love you so much they would die for you.2. At least fifteen people in this world love you in some way.3. The only reason anyones would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.5. Every night, someone thinks about you before they go to sleep.6. You mean the world to someone.7. If not for you, someone may not be living.8. You are special and unique.9. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.10. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.11. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back on the world.12. When you think you have no chance of getting what you want, you probably won't get it, but if you believe in yourself, probably, sooner or later, you will get it.13....

Beating Illness by 50 - It's Your Choice

July 9, 2014

​July 9, 2014 6:15amGood Morning,Another good article to support healthy lifestyle changes.  It looks like there's supporting evidence to show if we make choices before the big 50 we can avoid some bad outcomes.  I just turned 45 myself, so I need to ensure I'm making healthy choices.  I hope this inspires you that effort is never a lost cause, and something good will come from the hard work we do to stay healthy. When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.  Unknown Worried about your unhealthy lifestyle? Don't! You can REVERSE the effects of smoking and poor diet if you ditch the bad habits by 50Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago based their findings on a study of 5,000 peopleThey tracked people's lifestyles and measured the health of their arteriesThey found a quarter of people added one...

Wellness Wednesdays - COPD - are you at risk?

July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014 5:00am​Good Morning,In effort to stick with the wellness theme I wanted to provide an article on COPD.  As a nurse who's worked with thousands of patients who've smoked, I would say this is a smoker's disease.  Both in critical care, and when I was a hospice nurse I saw the sad progression and outcome of this disease.Therefore, please read this article and see your medical provider if you feel you may be at risk.  Increasing respiratory infections, having to sleep sitting up, and you feel it's becoming more challenging to catch your breath.  There are medications to help if you're diagnosed.  If not, then let us help you stop smoking.  We are truly dedicated to preventing people from going down the roads I've experienced with many of my patients and their families.  I want you to live tobacco-free, and enjoy a long and amazing life with those you love.  Take care, and feel free to contact me if I can ever answer any questions for you.  Dave Home » Newsletters »...

Wellness Wednesday - Concerned about weight when you quit?

July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014Good Morning,It seems one issue people concerned with when considering to stop smoking is weight gain.  With this concern being so prevalent and real, I wanted to provide an article on weight loss to align with the new "Wellness Wednesday" theme.  Weight loss for both smokers and non-smokers presents numerous benefits like reducing heart attack risks, stroke risks, certain cancers, and propensity to develop diabetes.  There has also been research directly linking belly fat to increasing these risk factors, so I chose to share some information that specifically targets this area.  I hope you find this information valuable, and can use it to improve your health and quality of life.  Please let me know your thoughts.  Take care, and have a great day.  DavePS. Here is a link to an article that discusses the risks of "Muffin Tops" or abdominal fat​3 Tips to Melt Your Muffin Top in WeeksThese three tricks are simple and obvious—and if you stick with them, they'll work...

Thoughts for the Day - Time Management

July 8, 2014

​July 8th, 2014 7:30 amTime, there is only so much in our lives from the day we're born until we pass.  What we do with that time impacts our ability to be happy, spend time with our loved ones, and determines our achievement and success in life.  If you had more time in the day, could you enhance those areas I just listed above?  This morning I'll share some proven methods for improving your time management skills, and share some quotes from famous thinkers to hopefully inspire you as you implement changes to your schedule.Start each day by creating your task list in your calender  - use whatever system is best for you (outlook, Google, a variety of apps available)Prioritize the list, and set an upstream complete time, so you'll create extra time in your day when you complete things earlyUse a reminder system, so you stay ahead of the clock - audible is best because it can be the necessary alarm to keep you on track.Re-prioritize your list a complete tasks or new things are...

Mindset Mondays - Starting Your Week with a Positive Mindset

July 7, 2014

​July 7, 2014 1125amGood Morning,Here are some thoughts about harnessing the power of positive thinking.  I hope this provides some inspiration for your week.  Take care.“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”   - Abraham Lincoln“Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.” ― Rodolfo Costa“Our beliefs about what we are and what we can be precisely determine what we can be” ― Anthony Robbins“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Zigler“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” - Norman Vincent Peale

A New Format for the Blog Postings - Let me know your thoughts

July 7, 2014

​July 7,2014 1030amGood Morning,I hope you had a great holiday and weekend.  I wanted to let you know about how I'm going to be doing the posts starting this week.  My decision to organize the content I provide in this manner is really based on what it seems people enjoy most on the blog.  Therefore this is what I'm planning:Mindset Mondays - These posts will focus on quotes and articles about the power of positive thinking.Time Management Tuesdays - I'll post thoughts an articles to help us in managing our lives to get the most out of schedules, so we can live to the fullest.Well-being Wednesdays - These posts will focus on healthcare issues, prevention, and ways to improve your health - I'm a nurse, so I couldn't leave this out - :)Tenacity Thursdays - These posts will focus on perseverance and life planning. Finisher Fridays - These posts will focus on success and achieving your dreams.Please let me know if you feel this will be valuable for you.  Also, we will be putting some...

Thoughts for the day - Thinking about my Uncle

July 5, 2014

​July 5, 2014 7:45amGood Morning,This morning I've been thinking about my Uncle who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung CA, and has never smoked a day in his life.  His diagnosis was very sudden, and found by a fluke.  He's such an inspiration to me and many others.  He's a talented writer who shares his journey in a blog, so we all can stay connected with him and be inspired by his courageous spirit.To honor my Uncle I want to share some thoughts of inspirations for anyone else out there who is or who has someone battling our enemy cancer.  Take care.  DaveYep, that cute little guy is me with my amazing uncle - what happened to my good looks -   :)My cancer scare changed my life. I’m grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life. ~Olivia Newton-JohnDuring chemo, you’re more tired than you’ve ever been. It’s like a cloud passing over the sun, and suddenly you’re out. You don’t know how you’ll answer the door when your...

Thoughts for the Day - Motivation to Seize the Day

July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014 8:00amGood Morning,I think this picture says it all, but I've also provided some quotes I think you'll like.  Have a great day, and please let me know if you like the thoughts for the day posts I've been doing.  Take care.  Dave  ​If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission. ~AnonymousOpportunities don't happen, you create them. ~Chris GrosserThe whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.      ~Henry FordThere are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed. ~Ray GoforthThe meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. ~Anonymous

Things you may not know about e-cigarettes

July 3, 2014

​July 3, 2014 6:45amThings to know about e-cigarettesThere isn't any need to light them because they may explode - True.  E-cigarettes are powered by lithium batteries that don't mix well with extreme heat.  Certain devices may have a red light indicator at the end of the e cigarette that glows as the user inhales.They may contain liquid nicotine which is toxic - This is a concern because a teaspoon of liquid nicotine can be lethal to humans if inhaled directly, ingested, or absorbed through the skin.  Poison control centers across American have been seeing an increasing number of incidents related to e cigarettes for children under the age of 5.  If you have small children like me, please store the device safely like your household cleaning agents.[ Source- Association of American Poison Control Centers]They aren't regulated by the FDA - Therefore you can't be sure that a device has been tested or that they are providing accurate information on the contents or amount found in...

Article - looking at the brain of smokers

July 1, 2014

​July 1, 2014 7:30amGood Morning,This is an article I came across that I wanted to share with you for a few reasons:-  The importance of including our minds/brains in the process of quitting smoking.  We include our brain in every other other activity we do in life, so why would the challenge of stopping smoking be any different.-  Assessing the uniqueness of people's confidence and personal strengths necessary to make change.  Just like when we were students there were kids with varying learning abilities in the class, changing behavior is no different because people have varying underlying motivation.-  The MINDWAYS QUIT Solution stop smoking program does both of these things to help people gain a lasting freedom from smoking.  We believe people first need to quantify the risks associated with their smoking, help people understand their dependence, initiate a personalized plan with practical strategies to help overcome your triggers, and finally use your mind to change the old...

E-Cigararettes - The breakdown

July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014 7:00amGood Morning,This week I want to do a few postings on E Cigarettes.  I'm not sure if people were like me, and didn't understand anything about the mechanism.  I'll go into the whys, hows, and wheres concerning            e cigarettes.The Breakdown on E Cigarettes - Parts and DesignAn electronic cigarette (e-cig or e-cigarette), personal vaporizer (PV) or electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) is a battery-powered vaporizer which simulates tobacco smoking by producing an aerosol[1] that resembles smoke. It generally uses a heating element known as an atomizer, that vaporizes a liquid solution known as e-liquid. E-liquids usually contain a mixture of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, nicotine, and flavorings,[2] while others release a flavored vapor without nicotine.[3]Lithium Ion Cell: The actual battery component, or power source of the e-cigarette. It is rechargeable, and is considered the most powerful type of e-cigarette battery. Aluminum Shell: The...

Thoughts for the Day - By Sports Legends

July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014 6:25amGood Morning,Just a couple quick quotes on pursuing greatness by sports personalities.  Enjoy.  DavePS.  I'm going to do a series on E-Cigarettes this week - just doing the research now, so stay tuned.Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –Vince Lombardi​You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne GretzkyEvery strike brings me closer to the next home run. –Babe RuthI’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael JordanLife is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.  Lou Holtz

Thoughts for the Day - The Challenge to Listen

June 30, 2014

​June 30, 2014 4:30amGood Morning,I just wanted to start my week out with a challenge to myself concerning my ability to listen.  I sure love to talk, but I know we learn and grow more when we take the time to listen.  Here's some quotes by some wise folks.  Join me in the challenge or just enjoy the quotes for their inspiration.  Take care, and have a great day.  Dave"One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say." --Bryant H. McGill"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply." --Stephen R. Covey"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk." --Doug Larson"You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time." -M. Scott Peck"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk." --Doug Larson

New finding gives insight to stress and heart attacks

June 27, 2014

​June 26, 2014 10:40pmHello,This was an interesting article concerning some new research about stress and the connection to increased risks of heart attacks.  Good timing with the stress series that I just posted recently.  A challenge for all of us to effectively manage our stress to prevent bad outcomes, and more importantly to enjoy life to the fullest.  I hope it gets you thinking about the stress in your life, and how you're doing at keeping it to a manageable level.  Take care.  DaveNew Study May Explain Why Stress Can Cause Heart Attacks Nolan Feeney @NolanFeeney June 22, 2014 White blood cells Getty Images Stress can cause an overproduction of white blood cells, which can contribute to blockages Scientists may have identified the connection between chronic stress and heart...

Mind over Matter - What can your mind really do?

June 26, 2014

​June 26, 2014 1250amHello,Today I was thinking about some of my close family members who've smoked for many years, and also thought about the roller coaster ride of trying to quit for them.  Why is it so difficult to stop smoking?  People can show you scary pictures, tell you it shortens your life, and even might make you feel physically awful and still you smoke.NICOTINE - the active ingredient in cigarettes is known to highjack your brain by altering the way brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) relay messages that cause chemical reactions.  Studies show that as quickly as within 7-10 seconds after that initial puff, nicotine accesses those brain chemicals by entering your bloodstream.  It then either creates a soothing effect or the opposite.  A similar reaction occurs with two common illegal substances (heroin and cocaine), but it actually takes up to 15 seconds with these two perpetrators.  Therefore, no wonder it's challenging for people to quit unless they use a powerful...

Thoughts for the Day - Decisions

June 25, 2014

​June 25, 2014 1:00pmWhat Are You Planning To Do?  Decisions...“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do.” — Georgia O’Keefe“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” —Farrah Gray“It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.” —Mae Jemison“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” —Nelson Mandela

Will Shocking People Deliver Change???

June 25, 2014

​June 25, 2014 11:45amGood Morning,I found this article this morning as I was reading about the CDC's stop smoking efforts that will begin in July.  This seems to be in step with the changes that are beginning to occur for smokers under the Affordable Care Act, and implementing wellness penalties for smoking.What I take away from this article is truly a lack of understanding how to help smokers with this challenge they face in their lives.  I haven't spoken to any smokers including my own family, who don't know the dangers of smoking.  Also, the tragedy that befalls many families due to a lost battle with one of many terminal diseases processes caused by cigarettes.We at MINDWAYS take a different approach to help people stop smoking.  We want to understand you as an individual because then we can tailor a proven approach that will help you be successful.  Therefore, assessing your needs is where it begins for us.  Yes, we will cover the risks because we want you to focus on the...

The Triple A - Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms - A hidden danger

June 24, 2014

​June 24, 2014 7:05amGood Morning,I wanted to share some important information for any men out there who fit the profile laid out in this article.  Please read this article, and see your provider if you're at risk.  The only way we can truly avoid risk is to change our behavior - me included.  I look forward to offering a solution for you starting on  July 15, 2014 with our MINDWAYS Quit Solution.  Take care, and have a great day.  Here's a thought for you today about facing our fears:"I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today." William Allen WhiteScreen Older Men Who’ve Ever Smoked for Aneurysms: Experts June 23, 2014 By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older men who smoke or have smoked 100 cigarettes or more should be screened for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a panel of U.S. health experts recommends. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force noted the new guideline is for...

Getting You Prepared for Our Journey - Beat the Cravings with Sweat

June 24, 2014

June 24, 2014 6:15amGood Morning,Here's is a short article on the benefits you can receive when you implement physical activity in your daily routine after quitting smoking.  It helps to beat the urges you battle from the chemical dependence hold nicotine once had on you.  I hope this inspires you to not only start the MINDWAYS QUIT Solution on July 15, 2014, but also incorporate some exercise as part of your plan. Physical activity helps beat nicotine addiction You look at pictures of Brad Maxwell on Facebook these days, you will notice that he spends a great deal of time paddling his canoe. There are photos of the canoe gliding through the still, reflective water of the Bras d'Or with Brad sitting serenely inside. What you don't see are cigarettes. These are pictures of activity that are healthy for the body, mind and spirit. Brad has embarked on a journey of quitting...

MINDWAYS - A Combination without the side effects

June 24, 2014

​June 24, 2014 4:53amGood Morning,Here's an interesting article on why combining therapies or approaches have clinical significance in helping men stop smoking.  Interestingly enough they still experienced side effects from the pharmaceutical interventions they used that impacted the quality of their lives.MINDWAYS QUIT Solution offers scientifically proven approach without the side effects that come with using medications to stop smoking.  Go natural, and choose our program to help you achieve the freedom from smoking cigarettes you've always desired.Your opportunity starts on July 15, 2014.  Please see our newsletter later today to qualify for a promotional discount on our MINDWAYS QUIT Solution, and have the opportunity to receive a personalized behavior change assessment for free.Male smokers benefit from combined cessation treatments Thursday 19 June 2014 - 12am PST Smoking / Quit Smoking Psychology / Psychiatry Combining two smoking cessation therapies is more...

Behavior Change - What's it all about and how can it help you?

June 24, 2014

June 24, 2014 1240amGood Morning,As you might have seen on our home page we've pushed back the launch of our MINDWAYS QUIT Solution until July 15, 2014.  We realized that it was close to the holiday, and wanted to allow people to get through the festivities.  In the meantime, we want to provide some glimpses of our program through this blog and special offers.Today I'm going to be discussing various behavior change theories, and how they directly impact an individual's ability to achieve improved health through lifestyle changes.  There will also be the opportunity to sign up to receive a globally recognized behavior assessment, and your personalized results at the end of this blog.*All information provided here was from   Behavior Change Theories Utilized in Health PromotionHealth Belief ModelThe health belief model is a psychological health behavior change model developed to explain and predict health-related behaviors, particularly in regard to the uptake of health services.[1]...

Thoughts for the Day - Taking Action

June 23, 2014

​June 23, 2014  9:30amGood Morning,I wanted to leave you with some thoughts on change starting this Monday morning.  I hope you enjoy the quotes from the various people listed below, and their words of wisdom provide the inspiration to encourage you this week in your endeavors.  Take Care.  Dave.“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ― George Bernard Shaw“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.” ― Steve Maraboli“To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.” ― Stephen R. Covey“A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.” ― Helen Keller“Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end.” ― Robin S. Sharma

Thoughts for the day - Change = opportunity

June 20, 2014

​June 20, 2014 7:10amGood Morning,I wanted to provide some inspiration for you today, and myself.  It's great to be able to look at these words of wisdom below, and think about how they apply in our life's.  I encourage you to take some time today and think about the changes you want to make in your life.  Are you moving in that direction?  If so, good job.  If not, today is your chance to make a small step toward being the owner of your destiny.A year ago next month I made an enormous change in my life, and left corporate America to start my own business.  It has been a difficult year with all sorts of life changes.  We experienced a failed adoption of our baby girl, my daughter starting behaving her age (two - :) - she's giving us a run for our money - lol), I broke my arm and had to have emergency surgery - still have the 11 screws and two plates in there - they love me at the airport - :), my wife's brain tumor returned with a vengeance, and I haven't had the financial...

Thoughts for the Day - Just hang on and you'll succeed

June 19, 2014

​June 19, 2014 9:10amThe future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt“The only boundaries for me are those I place on myself. I can make my own dreams come true.” - Shelly WuThere is no security in this life. There is only opportunity. Douglas MacArthurShoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. Les BrownKeep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great. Mark Twain

The Stress Series - QUIT Management - Our guide to handling stress

June 19, 2014

​June 19, 2014 6:34amGood Morning,Today I wanted to complete our short series on stress by sharing a little bit of our upcoming program's philosophy - QUIT.  We've had the chance to review the definitions of stress, and how we categorize it into negative and positive elements in our lives.  Then we discussed how our mind assesses the incoming stimuli to determine how are bodies will respond with either the flight or fight response.  We learned about how certain hormones play an important role in physically managing the stress to protect our bodies from harm.  Last of all, we reviewed how we respond emotionally and mentally to stress and how it can impact our lives by changing our behaviors and moods.Finally, I want to talk about how we can effectively manage the stress in our lives by using the MINDWAYS QUIT philosophy.  Just like going from point A to point B, there is always more than one route to our destination.  Stress management is much the same if you spend any time...

The Stress Series - The Psychological Component

June 18, 2014

. June 18, 2014 9:00amGood morning,As I reviewed the post from yesterday I realized that the cascade of events that occur during stressful situations was not clearly explained.  Therefore, I wanted to give you a brief overview before moving on to the proactive management of stress.  Here it is:The stressful situation is evaluated by our perception and memory.The hypothalamus in our brain is activated when it's considered stressful.The fight or flight system is initiated to deal with the stressful situation by engaging the pituitary gland and adrenal medulla.The pituitary then releases a chemical called ACTH which is used to stimulate the adrenal glands to release cortisol.Cortisol enables the body to maintain a steady supply of blood sugar to the body while maintaining a stable blood pressure.  Maintaining a steady blood sugar level allows the body to cope with the stress encountered, and return to a normal state of emotional and physical balance.The Psychological Component of...

The Stress Series - the body's response to stress

June 17, 2014

​June 17, 2014 8:34amThe Physiology of StressGood Morning,I wanted to continue with our stress series this morning by discussing how stress causes physical effects on parts of the body.  I hope you had a chance to take the assessment yesterday that places you in categories of stress based on life events.  The higher your stress level the greater your risk for something detrimental happening to your body.Today I'll start with a quick layman's anatomy and physiology course with definitions, and then specifically talk about what the cause and effect relationship is to the body.  As you read this today please leave me your comments or questions if you want more clarification or if I failed to explain something.Hypothalamus - Makes hormones with the help of the pituitary (master gland).  The front part of the pituitary in called the anterior and sends hormones into the blood stream.  Next is the back portion of the pituitary called the posterior that interacts with the body's tissue. ...

The Stress Series - A week long exploration

June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014 9:35amGood Morning,I wanted to start this Monday with a new concept for this wellness blog, and see if you would find it interesting and useful.  I would like to do a week long series on a wellness topic that provides a complete 360 view of the issue.  The initial topic is going to be: "Stress - Causes, Effects, and Solutions to Living Successfully".  I hope you find this an enjoyable way to explore a topic.  Please let me know your thoughts whether good or bad, so I can ensure I meet your interest level needs.  Thank you.Stress - the causesWhat is stress?  That might be the first place to start even though it seems quite elementary.  Merriam Webster's definition is the following - constraining force or influence: as a :  a force exerted when one body or body part presses on, pulls on, pushes against, or tends to compress or twist another body or body part; especially :  the intensity of this mutual force commonly expressed in pounds per square inch b :  the...

Thoughts for the Day - "Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome"

June 12, 2014

​June 12, 2014 8:24amGood Morning,Don't we all feel like were climbing a huge mountain sometimes.   I know I sure do when things don't seem to be going my way or unannounced challenges enter my life.  The big question for both you and me is how we are going to respond during these times?As some of you may have read on this site, I spent some time in the military with a good bunch of guys.  They were leathernecks, devil dogs, some may even call them jarheads, but they were resilient men who proudly held the title of United States Marines.  My experience with that organization formed much of my thinking about success and failure.  The Marine Corps had a motto that we lived by that was a commentary on how Marines are expected to deal with failure and challenges, "Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome".One of my many stories to illustrate this concept was when we hiked into the mountains of Northern California.  In a matter of three days we covered more than 15 miles, and ascended from...

How do you want to be percieved?

June 8, 2014

​June 8, 2014 8:44am PSTGood Morning,I was researching some data for something I wanted to write this morning when I came across this blog that I found saying some interesting things about people's perception of smokers.  I'm going to copy some of the content here, and then make some points after you've had a chance to read the postings. Here's how it started:Q: I have a roommate who is a militant chain-smoker. Despite promising not to smoke in the house when we moved in, since the Chicago winter set in, our house smells like a giant ashtray. I've asked him to at least smoke with a window open, but the smoke still seeps in under the doors and through the vents to the rest of the house. On the persuasion end, I don't think there is anything I can do until the weather warms up. Are there any sure fire ways of getting rid of cigarette smoke in your house?These are the responses to his question:Use a fairly damp bath towel. (Try putting it on the floor of the shower, turning on...

A Good Read to Support Personal Growth - At least I enjoyed them

June 7, 2014

June 7, 2014 9:19amGood Morning,In an effort to continue providing hints and tips on the personal development we all need to achieve our ultimate potential, I wanted to share some books that have been meaningful to me."Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom"Attitude is Everything; 10 Life-changing Steps to Turning Attitude into Action" by Keith Harrell"How Full is Your Bucket?"by Tom Rath and Dr. Donald O. CliftonEach of these texts impacted me in different ways.  "Tuesdays with Morrie" hits home because I spent a number of years as a hospice nurse, and listening to the stories and wisdom of my patients as they were getting ready to depart this world.  Get your tissue out for this beautiful read."Attitude is Everything".  How true that is, and sometimes it's really challenging to maintain that positive attitude that can be the catalyst for good things in your life.  Nicely laid out ideas on how to be able to control our thoughts which impact our destiny.  I hope you enjoy.Finally,...

Do you understand health insurance? Here's a brief 101

June 6, 2014

                                                                                                  Friday, June 06, 2014 9:47 AMGood Morning, Health Insurance.  That is the major focus for all these days.  No matter what or who you believe, it is the all consuming topic.  Do you understand how it all works to provide you with or without what you need to maintain your health?  This morning I'm going to give a brief overview of the terms, definitions, the process, and an example to help you understand the complexity of it all.   I wanted to cover this topic first because I've actually worked for a company, and oversaw some departments.  When I first arrived I felt my head was under water with how challenging it was to not only learn the information, but to then be held accountable for successfully delivering service to a large population of members.  I hope you find this of value, and allows you to be a more informed consumer able to make good decisions concerning your...

Thoughts for the Day - Perseverence

June 6, 2014

                                                                                                  Friday, June 06, 2014 9:13 AMGood Morning,  I wanted to share some quotes and my thoughts about perseverance this morning.  It seems all of us are continually facing challenges in some way.  How we respond is determined by our will and character.  My hope is these few sayings will provide that little burst of encouragement for you today, and helps to remind you about the inner strength you possess to face these hurdles confidently and positively.  Take care.  Dave      “If you are going through hell, keep going.” ― Winston Churchill “Never, never, never give in!” ― Winston Churchill “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ― Maya Angelou “It always seems impossible until it's done.” ...

Thoughts for the Day - Finding Your Own Success

June 5, 2014

                                                                                ​Wednesday, June 04, 2014 8:04 AM                                       Finding Your Own Success1. Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being. – Kevin Kruse 2. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill3. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein4. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost5. I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence...

The Challenges of Quitting - TIME Article Reveals

June 5, 2014

                                                                                       Wednesday, June 04, 2014 7:52 AMGood Morning,This is an article I found in TIME about the challenges and desires of people who want to stop smoking.  I hope you find it interesting.  Please let me know.Why Smokers Try, But Can’t QuitBy Maia Szalavitz@maiaszNov. 11, 2011 More than two-thirds of smokers say they want to quit, but few actually succeed, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The report found that among smokers who wanted to quit, half tried in 2010, but only about 6% were able to do it. Fewer than one third of smokers who tried to quit sought help through counseling or medication, even though such treatments can double or even triple the odds of success. Slightly less than half of smokers reported receiving advice from their doctors to quit, even though this also can increase quit attempts and the likelihood of success.are motivated to...

Thoughts for the Day from the "Neighborhood"

June 5, 2014

​Tuesday, June 03, 2014 8:34 AMGood Morning,"It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood".  I hope you're waking up this morning feeling that way, but if you aren't I wanted to share some insights from Mister Rogers.  I hope this brightens your day.  Take care. "Who you are inside is what helps you make and do everything in life""Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifelong work, but it's worth the effort""As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has--or ever will have--something inside that is unique to all time. It's our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.""There are three ways to ultimate success:  The first is to be kind, the second is to be kind, and the third is to be kind""Often when you think you're at the end of something you're at the beginning of something else"

Delivering Value - We Want Your Help

June 2, 2014

Monday, June 02, 2014 8:17 AMGood Morning,I wanted to start out this week by asking for some help.  We are in the process of making some changes to our program content, delivery, and pricing.  I would like to ask any smoker who visits this site or those close to any smoker to please take the following quick survey.  This will help us as we're considering how best to design a program that creates the most value for the user.  Thank you:Would you prefer an individual, group, or web-based self paced program if you were choosing?What is the most important thing a smoking cessation program should do to be effective in your opinion?Do you prefer to have an interactive learning environment or prefer a lecture type style?What is a price you would pay to attend an effective smoking cessation program that delivers results?Finally, what is the type of content you would like to read on a smoking cessation website?Thank you so much for your willingness to help.  I will put all the people who...

Are You Getting the Sleep You Need?

May 31, 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014 4:06 AMDon’t Underestimate the Value of SleepSleep is one of the cornerstones of optimal health, but its importance is often underestimated.For many, late nights bleed into early mornings over and over again to the point that a good night’s sleep is nothing but an unachievable dream. A new study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society has brought the importance of sleep back to the top of medical conversation. The study linked a lack of sleep and an overabundance of sleep to memory problem in older women.In a press release connected to the study, study leader Elizabeth Devore said,“Our findings suggest that getting an ‘average’ amount of sleep, seven hours per day, may help maintain memory in later life and that clinical interventions based on sleep therapy should be examined for the prevention of [mental] impairment.”In fact, the study goes as far as to suggest that undersleepers and oversleepers, when compared to women of the...

It's all about activation - driving personal change

May 30, 2014

​Friday, May 30, 2014 10:11 AMWhat do you want to put behind you?Activation:  the act or process of rendering active.the transformation of a proenzyme into an active enzyme by the action of a kinase or another enzyme.the process by which the central nervous system is stimulated into activity through the mediation of the reticular activating system.the deliberate induction of a pattern of electrical activity in the brain.As you can see, activation is a fluid process of change.  In our program there is a focus on helping people personally activate to achieve the change they desire to stop smoking.  We combine a caring understanding of the difficulty they face in quitting, but infuse hope by providing scientifically proven tools that deliver an immediate lasting positive change.First, we use an assessment that accurately identifies underlying motivations and strengths that act as the catalyst for the change.  Secondly, we use hypnosis to clear a pathway for the brain to accept...

Choosing a Method to Stop Smoking - What's Right for You?

May 30, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014 8:58 AM​What Method to Choose?Cold Turkey:If you're a pack-a-day smoker, this means going from 20 to 0 cigarettes in the matter of a day. With the "cold turkey" method, you completely stop your smoking all at once, relying on your will power to fight your nicotine addiction.Gradual Reduction:A slow gradual reduction in the number of cigarettes you smoke over time is a method that many people try. Methods include smoking only half the cigarette, waiting an hour longer each day before lighting up your first cigarette or smoking only during odd or even hours. Although you are weaning yourself from addiction, you are still prolonging your exposure to the cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco. Nicotine Replacement Therapy: NRTThese products replace some of the nicotine that you used to get from smoking. Nicotine replacement is used...

Thoughts for the Day - Fuel for your Soul

May 30, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014 8:03 AM​Good Morning,Here's a couple thoughts provided by a variety of people focused on encouraging all of us to pursue our passions and potential.  I hope you find it as inspirational as I did this morning.  Have a great day!“Be the change you want to see in this world.” ~ Gandhi “The meaning of life is to give life meaning.” ~ Ken Hudgins “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~ Steve Jobs “A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein “Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one is watching.” ~ Satchel Paige “The biggest...

Thank you for your service

May 30, 2014

Thank You for Your Service Good Evening,I wanted to thank all the service members past and present for their service on the eve of such an important holiday for our nation.  You may be asking what is the significance of the picture attached to this post.  The boots belonged to my Great Uncle:Major George R. Greene, Headquarters Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group, Light; Missing in Action or Buried at Sea, Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines - KIA 2/17/1945 - - Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf ClustersThe Marine Garrison Cover is mine, but represents my other Great Uncle:Sgt Clarence E. Rader, July 2, 1922 - Aug 1, 1944, 18 Marines, 2 Marine Division - KIA Tinian Div, World War II (Clarence E. Rader Jr., b: WA, d: age 22 yrs when killed in action World War II,These two men were part of my family, but I know you all have your own stories of loved ones past and present who've paid the ultimate...

Reaching Our Potential - Maslow's Roadmap

May 17, 2014

 Friday, May 16, 2014 6:51 AM​Good Morning,I have a few questions for you this morning:What do you want to achieve in life?  big question I knowHow do you plan to achieve your goals or get to that desired destination?The reason I ask is because I want to review Maslow's Hierarchy of needs, and how using some personal motivation that resides in each of us can help us achieve our goals and destiny.The Pyramid of Needs Physiological Needs - air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sleep, and intimacy Safety Needs - protection from the elements, security, order, law, limits, stability, freedom from fear Social Needs - belonging, affection and love - from co-workers, family, friends, and lovers Self Esteem Needs - achievement, mastery, independence, status, dominance, prestige, self-respect, respect Self-Actualization - realizing personal potential, self-fulfillment, seeking personal growth and peak experience.What is the importance of the Pyramid in understanding how to reach our...

How Much is Smoking Costing You???

May 17, 2014

May 13, 2014 4:33 PMGood Evening, I wanted to challenge everyone to think about something this evening.  How much is smoking costing you?  Really think about the financial sacrifice you're making to smoke.  Here is a brief worksheet to help you tally up the figures.  This isn't meant to be a finger-pointing exercise, but just helping with awareness.  It's no different than my food journal to track what's going down my hatch.  Sometimes it's eye opening to really look closely at things in our lives.  I hope this is beneficial for you.  Let me know either way. Days off from work last year related to smoking illness -  Doctor visits, ER trips, or hospitalizations related to smoking (co-pays) -  medications you're taking related to your smoking (monthly cost) -  Amount you smoke per day? Cost of a pack of cigarettes? How long have you been smoking? Total Cost of Smoking for You:___________________________ Is there anything else you could or would want to do with that money?  If so,...

We can help - here's why?

May 17, 2014

May 12, 2014 12:53 PM​Hello,I've been reviewing the information on this site, and what has been posted in the blog.  All this has got me thinking about what I look for when I visit internet sites or establishments in my community.  Let me expand on my thinking with a quick story about my car from a couple of weeks ago.I was driving down the freeway on the way to an appointment, and to my disbelief I started seeing a bunch of smoke behind me on the freeway.  At this point I had been paying more attention to the music I was grooving to as I zipped down the road rather than the gages in my car.  The car I've had for a number of years without any major problems, so I didn't expect what was going to happen next.  Yep you guessed it!  It was my car smoking, and saying to me via the gauges that I'm hotter than hades under this hood.Long story short, a good friend of mine directed me to a shop where he takes his business vehicles because they're reputable and affordable.  They quickly...

Covering the Cost - Healthy Choices as a Tax Deduction

May 17, 2014

May 12, 2014 6:51 AMGood Morning,I hope everyone had an enjoyable Mother's Day celebrating those special ladies who are part of making this world a better place.  I had the opportunity to be around three special women who have a great impact in my life - my wife, my mom, and my mother-in-law.  It was great to get the chance to show my appreciation for them by cooking a meal and dessert they actually thought was decent and enjoyed. :)  This got me thinking about how much or how little we do for ourselves.  Therefore, I wanted to provide some information this morning to encourage you, and myself to do something good for ourselves to make us happier and healthier people.  The IRS sometimes can be the bain of our existence, but every once in a while they get it right.  I hope if any agents are reading this they have a sense of humor -  :)Seriously though, in a document called the IRS Publication 502 which I've attached to this post, the IRS list all the things you can claim for medical...

Free Gift - A Secret Revealed to Effectively Manage Your Stress

May 17, 2014

​Friday, May 02, 2014 9:49 AMHello,Thank you for visiting, and taking advantage of the resources and information we offer.  Today we are providing a free valuable gift for you that will help manage the unwanted stress in your life.  This is being provided by one of our Co-founders who is a nationally known hypnotherapists who's been seen on Good Morning America and Inside Edition for her amazing accomplishments in the field of hypnosis.This is an example of the transformative tools we provide smokers in our cessation programs.  Please share your experience with us as you implement this tool as part of your life.  Also, if you're a smoker, know a smoker, or are concerned about a loved one who smokes contact us today to let us provide them with a lasting freedom from the grip of their smoking dependence.We hope you enjoy this tool.  Please click the picture below to redirected to a downloadable version of this free gift.  Thank you for allowing us to share our passion for changing...

The Components of Quitting Smoking - Breaking Dependence

May 17, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:41 AM​Good Morning,I wanted to start this post with a question to all the readers and smokers out there, "Why is it difficult to stop smoking?"  If you've attended a smoking cessation program or participated in a self-paced program you may know the answer.  It is most often stated that the challenge of quitting involves a physical, behavioral, and emotional component that all need to be addressed to create a lasting success.  How these issues are addressed is the differentiating factor between the programs offered to consumers in the marketplace.Physical- Within ten seconds of the first inhalation, nicotine, a potent alkaloid, passes into the bloodstream, transits the barrier that protects the brain from most impurities, and begins to act on brain cells. Nicotine molecules fit like keys into the ?nicotine? receptors on the surface of the brain's neurons. In fact, nicotine fits the same ?keyholes? as one of the brain's most important neurotransmitters...

Nationally Recongnized Hypnotherapist Co-founder of MINDWAYS Solutions

May 17, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014 10:18 PMGood Evening,Tonight I wanted to share some very important information about one of the Co-founders of the MINDWAYS Solutions Smoking Cessation program.  Hazel Newsom is a certified hypnotherapist, but also the only practitioner in the United States trained in Gastric Mind Bind therapy.  Below you'll find a link that will take you to her appearance on Good Morning America, and provide information on the efficacy and success she has had as one of the country's premier hypnotherapist.  It is this expertise in innovation and with achieving results that she brings to our MINDWAYS Solutions Smoking Cessation program.Our program uses a behavior change assessment tool that is currently utilized in 24 countries throughout the world, and was just chosen by a Western European country to guide them in driving healthy changes for their population.  In addition to this research supported tool, Hazel Newsom offers her nationally recognized talents at personal...

Hypnosis - The Power of Changing Perceptions

May 17, 2014

April 24, 2014 8:43 AMHello,There are so many self-help books on the market that talk about positive thinking, how you think determines your outcome, if you think it can happen it will.  The real message in those titles is that our mind is a powerful tool in driving our motivations and change in our lives.  In our MINDWAYS Smoking Cessation program we use a proven assessment tool to help uncover our client's strengths and underlying motivations.  This is extremely helpful in meeting people where they are in their personal challenges.  With this information we can work with them in a partnership that is focused on achieving their personal goal (smoke-free living).This article supports the premise of our program by supporting the power of hypnosis in altering perception.  By allowing the brain to accept new messaging related to a personal challenge, new healthy changes can occur because the previous thoughts driving behavior have replaced.  We are so excited to see how many smokers...

Finding the Bullseye is the Key to Helping People Stop Smoking

May 17, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014 9:26 PM​Good Evening, Tonight I want to discuss the process of change, and how our MINDWAYS Smoking Cessation program uses a scientifically proven method to hit the bull's-eye 95% of the time with our dart.  I bet there are a lot of people in numerous bars all over the country wishing they had my secret to success, but I'm just talking metaphorically of course.  In this example the dartboard represents the goal of quitting smoking, throwing the dart is the attempts at making the change, and the location of where the dart lands is the measure of success (bull's-eye = you made it!).  The most important thing in darts if I'm not mistaken is where the dart lands, right?   Wouldn't you want to approach personal change in your life by hitting the bull's-eye each time?  Obviously that's impossible, but what about 95% of the time?  The MINDWAYS Smoking Cessation program gives smokers the chance to hit that bull's-eye, and achieve the smoke-free life they deserve. ...

Making the Business Case for Smoking Cessation

May 17, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014 9:26 PM​Good Evening,In an effort to provide you something of value for your organization, I've posted this great article provided by the America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) on the benefits to your business of implementing a smoking cessation program.  During this excerpt the authors publish their research findings as it relates to the return on investment (ROI) for creating a smoke-free workplace.  Some of the highlights you'll find are the following:The business case for smoking cessationCalculating Return On Investment (ROI)based tool to help you determine ROI  I hope you find this interesting, and this creates some more interest on your part in attending the MINDWAYS Smoking Cessation webinar on April 17, 2014 @ 8AM - "Achieving Retention and Revenues with a Smoke-free Workforce".http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EA54D688834F3EHere are some of the points will cover in addition to an overview of our program:How we can add up to $5,000 in savings per...

Obamacare - A Guide to the Impact on Business

May 17, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014 9:14 PMGood evening,In preparation for the webinar I'm hosting this Thursday April 17th "Achieving Retention and Revenues with a Smoke-free Workforce", I wanted to provide people some highlights of some of the components that affect businesses.  Company size seems to be the determining factor in figuring out how you'll function as a business with 100 full-time employees or the equivalent.  I have taken information from the Obamacare website, and compiled it in an easy to read document for people.  Please let me know if you found it helpful.My webinar this Thursday is to kick off our MINDWAYS Smoking Cessation program that combines different proven methodologies to bring about lasting change in the smokers were privileged to help.  As you look at this information you'll quickly realize how providing an opportunity for your employees to gain freedom from smoking will benefit you in a number of ways:You'll give them the opportunity to be a more active and...

Benefits of Kicking Nicotine to the Curb

March 21, 2014

People who quit smoking are surprised by How good they feel They feel in control - no need to smoke, don't have find places to smoke, and they don't have to worry their smoking is bothering others. They smell good - they don't smell like smoke, they don't have to worry about causing harmful second hand smoke, their taste for food is enhanced They feel more relaxed - don't have to worry about being without a cigarettes, have more money, and not worried as much about their health They look better - skin starts to look healthier and they have a new feeling of energy that allows for better family time. I look forward to seeing you, and learning how we can help you gain freedom from smoking.  Please tell anyone you care about who smokes that there is a powerful new option for them.  Take care, and thank you.