HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) I want to share an experience I had recently with this organization. I recently was selected as the keynote speaker to kick off a state HOSA conference in Oklahoma. Mind you, I have been working with student leadership groups for close to 17 years now, but this was …
I am 43 years old and started living my life at 41.5 years on January 4, 2010, when I said eight simple words to a friend at lunch in response to her questions of, “What is your purpose in life?” And, “Why now?”
I was standing in the post office waiting for my number to be called when a female customer standing at the counter started yelling and making an ugly scene—about what—I have no idea. But, she was on a rant about something. It was clear she had a negative attitude and it didn’t help her situation or make her look good.
Do you ever feel like the bird who flies to the feeder, only to consistently be knocked down by a bigger bird, or a squirrel? You may want to scream, “What about ME?!!” Or you may want to peck the squirrel in the cheek to show him who is REALLY boss.
Getting healthy all starts with having the right attitude, so that you can follow through to eat right, exercise, get your vitamins, drink enough water, etc.—all those things that might seem painful or boring otherwise. I would bet that 95% of health management is in our minds. So how do we get our minds in the right shape so our bodies behave?
I sat swiveling in my chair trying to see how many times I could go around with just a few pushes. This is how I started my work day—drinking coffee and spinning in my chair with thoughts of, “I need a new job! The management here is not good, the stress is intense, and it’s just not a fun place to work.”