Monday, February 24, 2014


I have asked this question to thousands of people in my seminars across North American for over three decades.  The answer almost always is, “My health and the health of my family.”  So what does this have to do with you?

If your health is truly this important, I would expect you would do whatever it takes to accomplish desired results.  But, this is not always the case and perhaps more often simply not the case.  We do what we do in the moment, satisfying current needs at the expense of the larger goal to achieve rewarding health.

Let’s consider an example:  John knows he needs adequate sleep.  He retires for the evening, fatigued, has a few drinks to calm his nerves, and then takes a sleeping pill or two.  Perhaps he doesn’t know better OR, perhaps he is doing what serves the convenient moment, requiring no self-discipline or thought.  Since adequate, quality sleep is a fundamental requirement for good health, John will soon find himself in trouble, not only health wise, but also in his performance at work and in his interpersonal relationships.  John simply can’t continue to perform adequately, not to mention competitively, without a rested body and a clear mind.

Let’s say John learns about Relaxation Therapy and tries it, and does so without sleeping pills or alcohol.  Let’s say John has a great night’s sleep and wakes up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world.  Let’s also say, John thinks this is a good idea, but returns to his former habits.

John does have choices and sooner or later, he will have to take decisive action or he will find himself in even greater trouble.  With minimal reflection and a desire to feel better, John can do Relaxation Therapy as described elsewhere in this Blog and immediately realize positive results.  All he has to do is DO IT!

Sometimes self-management of personal health can be as simple as that.  Not every positive health habit is so easy to do, but Relaxation Therapy is.  DO IT and you will feel better.  When you do, let me know your results so I can report your experiences to others seeking improved health.

This site and related Blog are about all of us working together, sharing results, searching for solutions.  You are a part of the TEAM if you so choose and your comments are always welcome.

Remember, you ARE what you think.  You BECOME what you do.

Dr. Ray

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