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Controlling The Committee: Improving Your Self Talk For A More Fulfilling Life

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”- Albert Einstein

If you have ever experienced any level of anxiety, depression, or worry, then you areal probably aware of the role self talk plays in your perception of these emotions. All of us have voices in our heads that make running commentary as an almost constant stream of consciousness. The voices comment on what we should do, should have done, might do, or need to do next. Research indicates that the quality and content of this internal commentary plays a huge role in how we function in the world, the way we feel about ourselves, and our ability to navigate our day to day affairs. There also tends to be a consistent pattern to the content of most people’s self talk, with confident, successful people enjoying an ongoing positive pep talk while those who struggle are berated by a harsh and critical committee before, during, and after their every move.

Do you hear any of these from your committee?
“That was dumb.”
“I’m such a loser.”
“Life sucks.”
“I should have known.”
“There’s nothing I can do.”

If any of these sound familiar, then you may be one of those people who, unfortunately, has a committee running the show that does not have your best interest in mind, a negative team of bullies that cause you to experience self-doubt, hesitation, guilt, shame, and a lack of confidence. An unruly mob of nattering nabobs of negativity. Of course, you believe your committee, after all they have been running the show for some time and they are usually right, or at least it seems that way.

Where does this internal dialogue come from? As children growing up we all receive instructions from parents and teachers. Some of this stays with us for the rest of our lives and becomes part of our internal dialogue. Some of their instruction is helpful, creating morals and values. Some of the negative things we are told, however, can linger for years doing damage while after the initial damage was done. For example, that time your father told you you were stupid may continue to be the way that you still view yourself. That teacher or coach that told you you’d never amount to anything continues to tell you that today.That bully who teased you in middle school is still there and that boy who called you fatso freshmen year in high school is, after all these years, still doing damage to your psyche as part of your committee.

The first step in getting control of this unruly mob is to recognize the nature of your self talk. Spend a few days noticing what the committee tells you. What are they saying? What are you believing, how does this impact the way you feel about yourself, the choices you make, and the risks that you take with your life?

The second step is to begin to challenge your internal dialogue, learning to ask yourself micrphonesome questions that put these dysfunctional thoughts in perspective. A great question to ask yourself is, “Where’s the evidence?” Albert Ellis, one of the founders of cognitive behavioral therapy, used to tell his clients that they should question this negative self talk as if they were a prosecuting attorney in a court case. Really grill yourself on this. If you think that you are a failure, come up with a list of times in your life you have been successful as countering evidence. Zero in on words like always, never, seldom, and usually. Question these words in present evidence to the contrary. If need be, write these thoughts out or get a supportive friend, therapist, or coach to help you with it.

Another method that is very effective is to talk to yourself, about yourself, as if you were talking to a friend. I often tell my clients that, “You’d never talk to someone else as negatively as you would talk to yourself, would you?” Inevitably, they agree. Why would you inflict damage on yourself by negative self talk? Be supportive of the most important person in your life, YOU. Give yourself a supportive pep talk now and again. Initially, positive self talk will seem a little foolish and foreign to you. Don’t worry, do it anyway. It will soon become second nature.

Begin to think in shades of gray. For example, instead of viewing it as an event as all good, or all bad, think of it on a continuum of 0 to 100. That job interview wasn’t a total disaster, give yourself a score. For example, maybe it was in 85 on a scale of 0 to 100. That just might be good enough for you to obtain a job. By categorizing convention this way you are teaching yourself that everything is not “all good” or “all bad,” rather it is our thoughts that make them seem that way.

Get clear on what your words mean to you. For example, if you call yourself a “loser,” then define what a loser is. What do the words fat, stupid, dumb, and other self-deprecating words mean to you? You may find that these words don’t apply to you after all.

Try the survey method. Try polling a group of friends, or even acquaintances, and ask their opinion on some of the thoughts that you have. Of course, don’t use your name or make it personal unless you want to. You may find that some of your long held opinions may not necessarily be accurate, and maybe just that- your long-held opinions. You may find that your thinking patterns may be way out of mainstream thought.

Learn to blame something else or someone else occasionally. Yes, the cashier may, in fact, think you are ugly, but that’s not necessarily always the case. That sour look on his face may be because he just had a problem with previous customer, is having marital problems, or that just may be the way his face looks. The committee tells you that virtually everything is your fault. Realize that sometimes, and perhaps most of the time, these events in your world have absolutely nothing to do with you.

Learn to identify the role which your ego plays in your dysfunctional thinking. Most people think of ego as a self-centered and prideful part of a person’s personality. People who have a negative committee directing their lives also have an overdeveloped ego. The problem is, their ego is responsible for everything bad around them. Realize that you’re just not that special. You are nowhere near as bad as you think you are. You’re not worse than other people, you are average to above-average at minimum, and may just be a lot better than you realize. Face it, your ego makes you think you are worse than you actually are. Your ego is the chairman of that negative committee. Vote him out and elect a new one!

“Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”-William Shakespeare

Learning to identify and challenge your dysfunctional thinking patterns is a process, not an event. It does take time, but is not difficult to do. Cognitive behavioral therapy is designed to be a self study with carryover value almost immediately to many areas of your life. Give it an honest try and see if it gets the committee moving in the right direction.

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“Cogito ergo sum. (I think, therefore I am.)” – René Descartes

John

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Endocrine Disruptors : How Modern Life Wreaks Havoc On Your Hormones

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”- Chris Maser, Forest Primeval: The Natural History of an Ancient Forest

Despite the improved consumer products that most Americans have available to them in 2015, there are a lot of problems with the consumption of foods, personal products, and exposure to a host of chemicals that may be causing us considerable harm. Researchersfood identified a broad class of chemicals which are frequently referred to as endocrine disruptors, that, in certain doses, can cause major problems in the human hormonal system. They may be responsible for certain forms of cancers, learning disabilities, a rise in attention deficit disorder, birth defects, is believed to be directly responsible for sexual development problems such as the feminization of males, and the masculinization of females. While studies have been inconclusive and nothing is definitive, people need to have this information so as to be able to make more informed decisions about the products that they use and consume on a regular basis.

The Environmental Working Group, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting these health of humans by identifying environmental hazards such as endocrine disruptors. (www.ewg.org) They have done extensive research into what may be causing some of these medical problems and have some solid advice on how to avoid the hidden damage that they may be causing. They have identified what they call the “Dirty Dozen” of endocrine disruptors. Their research is quite detailed and technical at times, but their advice is clear. There are certain products we all should avoid or use sparingly in order to avoid the damage that may be caused by endocrine disruptors. Here are some of the major offenders:
⦁ BPA- this is the abbreviated name of bisphenol A , a chemical commonly found in plastic bottles such as water bottles, plastic food containers, in the inside of cans that contain food or infant formula. This chemical imitates the female sex hormone estrogen in the body. BPA may be responsible for altering the sexual development of adolescents, and may have long-range impact on their psychological development as well. Dr. Leonard Sax, a researcher who studies gender development, believes that this is the primary reason for early puberty in adolescent girls, and delayed puberty in adolescent boys. The increase in estrogen from BPA feminizes girls too soon for their emotional development and negatively impacts the physical development of adolescent boys. His findings are that 50% of adolescent girls in the United States now begin puberty before age 10. This, he says, impacts their emotional development, as their bodies are those of a woman while there emotional development remains that of a 10-year-old. BPA also has a negative impact on the development of adolescent boys, and may be responsible for increased instances of gynecomastia, a disorder where males develop breast tissue much like those of the female. Gynecomastia was virtually unheard of 50 years ago and today is quite common. While the research is unclear and statistics can be manipulated, it’s probably not a great idea for all of us to be walking around with those plastic water bottles that we sip on constantly.
⦁ Dioxins. These form in the industrial process when certain chemicals collide. They disrupt the way that male and female hormones interact in the body. Exposure to low levels of dioxin in the womb and in early development may effect sperm count and the quality of sperm in men later in life. Dioxins also tend to build up over time and are highly carcinogenic.
⦁ Atrazine. This is a widely used chemical that is used to treat corn products in the United States, and as a result, has weaseled its way into drinking water. It has been linked to delayed puberty, breast tumors, prostate cancer, and is so strong that it can turn male frogs into females capable of producing eggs.
⦁ Phthalates. This is a chemical found in plastic food containers, plastic children’s toys, and in plastic wraps made from PVC. They also have an ability to signal certain cells in the body to die earlier than they should. Every day approximately 50 billion cells in your body die through a normal process of attrition. Phthalates cause testicular cells to die earlier and in greater numbers than they should. They have been linked to low sperm count, less mobile sperm, defects in the male reproductive system, diabetes, and thyroid problems.
⦁ Perchlorate. This is a chemical compound commonly found in rocket fuel. It has made its way into our drinking water, and as contaminated much of our produce as well. Consuming too much of it creates a thyroid hormone imbalance, which could be a factor in why so many Americans have problems with their thyroid gland at rates unheard of 50 years ago.
⦁ Fire retardants. In 1999 Swedish researchers did a study on women’s breast milk and found that there were high concentrations of the endocrine disrupting chemicals found in fire retardants. These chemicals have since been found in humans and animals everywhere on the globe. These chemicals mimic thyroid hormones and disrupt norman thyroid functioning. This can lead to lower IQ levels as well.
⦁ Lead. We have long known the dangers of lead. While much has been done to eliminate the dangers of these heavy metals, there is still residual dangers in the environment.
coal⦁ Mercury. This is a toxic, naturally occurring, metal that gets into the air and oceans through the burning of coal. It can end up in your system through the consumption of seafood from contaminated ocean water. Pregnant women are susceptable, fetal brain development can be hampered, female menstrual cycles disrupted, and it may be a factor in the development of diabetes.
⦁ Perfluorinated chemicals. PFCs are the chemicals that make up non-stick cookware. These chemicals are now in the bodies of 99% of the American population. What makes these so dangerous is that these chemicals never break down and, once consumed, they linger in the body forever. PFCs exposure has been linked to decreased sperm quality, low birth weight, kidney disease, thyroid disease and high cholesterol, among other health issues.
⦁ Glycol ethers. These are common solvents in paints, cleaning and automotive products, and cosmetics. These are so dangerous that the The European Union says that some of these chemicals “may damage fertility or the unborn child.” Children exposed are more likely to suffer from allergies and asthma.

What can be done to alleviate the effects of these insidious chemicals on us, but also on our children, and possibly grandchildren? It doesn’t have to be complicated. There are some simple habits and things to avoid that can make a big difference:
⦁ Be careful with food and beverage products stored in plastics. Never cook anything in a plastic container, opt for glass or pyrex if possible. Don’t consume food products stored at room temperature in plastic containers. It’s ok if they are refridgerated, but do not allow the product to get back to room temperature. Plastics, and products stored in plastics, are the biggest of the endocrine disruptors and avoiding them will go a long way toward prevention.
⦁ Use cosmetics sparingly. The average American woman ingests over 5 lbs. per year in make upendocrine disrupting chemicals each year from facial cosmetics alone. Feminine products are especially hazardous and may be a factor in the rise of breast, uterine, and other cancers impacting women.
⦁ Opt for fresh foods instead of canned when possible. Not only does fresh taste better, it is healthier. This will help keep synthetic hormones out of your body.
⦁ Buy organic products whenever you can. This includes soaps, shampoos, cosmetics, and other products, as well as food. It may be pricey, but could save you a lot of aggravation from poor health.
⦁ Avoid plastic food wraps and plastic storage containers. Glass is not only the better choice for your health, but may be more economical as glass is reusable. Wax paper and wax paper bags for food storage is a low cost solution to the plastic problem.
⦁ Throw out those non-stick pans. Although cast iron may be harder to clean, they are certainly cleaner in your body. The extra clean up time is time well spent.
⦁ Filter your own water. A simple filter for a water pitcher is all it takes. If you buy bottled water, be sure the bottle is BPA free. There’s nothing healthy about sucking on a BPA filled plastic bottle all day long.
⦁ Research ways to keep your person and home clean with old fashioned remedies such as apple cider vinegar, baking soda, salt, and citric juices like lemon juice. The demise of these old school products coincides with the rise of many developmental health problems, cancers, and hormonal issues. It’s not coincidental.

cleanAlthough it’s nearly impossible to eliminate all exposure to these hormonal disrupting chemicals, there’s no reason to give up trying. A few subtle, yet consistent, lifestyle changes can greatly improve your health and that of your family. Do what you can. A little of something may well be better than a lot of nothing.

John

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Coffee’s For Closers: Enjoying Nature’s Original Energy Drink

“Coffee’s for closers.” – Blake, played by Alec Baldwin in the film Glengarry Glen Ross

Ah, coffee! Coffee, java, cup o’ Joe, or whatever you call it, is probably a big part of your coffeeday. Americans drink it more than any other beverage. One of its many attractions is caffeine, the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive substance. But, unlike many others, it is legal and unregulated in nearly all jurisdictions. In North America, 90% of adults consume caffeine daily, and coffee is the number way we consume it. We start our day with a strong cup, drink it on breaks at work, use it to get through a mid-day slump, and meet new people as we socialize over cup or two. Sixty per cent of Americans claim they “need” a cup of coffee to start their day, implying an addiction, or at least a mild dependence. Can this be good for us? Should we be drinking it at all?
Coffee, used responsibly and in moderation, can actually be quite healthy and beneficial. It is the original “energy drink,” with a proven track record of safety and benefits. Those who have problems with coffee are those that use it to excess and do not included as part of a well-balanced diet and lifestyle. In recent years, many Americans have sought out alternative ways of getting that daily pick me up with carbonated energy drinks and shots of stimulants designed to give us periods of five hour energy boosts. As of now, there are not enough long-term research studies to confirm the safety and impact of frequent consumption of these products. Coffee has been around for over 1000 years and is quite safe and is an effective energy booster, having health benefits when used responsibly. One could argue that it is a safe and proven alternative to the current consumption of energy drinks.

Here are some of the scientifically proven benefits of coffee:
⦁ Coffee increases energy levels. Within 20 minutes the energy boost from the caffeine becomes noticeable. When consuming coffee, the caffeine is absorbed into the bloodstream and travels to the brain. It increases the amount of neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine and dopamine, leading to enhanced brain activity and improved memory, alertness, reaction time, and cognitive functions.
⦁ Coffee improves physical performance. Coffee enhances the production of epinephrine, the body’s adrenaline. This is the “fight or flight” hormone which readies our bodies for intense physical exertion. Studies indicate that coffee, used responsibly, can enhance the body’s exertion capacity by 11 to 12% on the average. This, however, is where the danger lies. Overconsumption of coffee and going through your day an adrenalized state of readiness can be a problem.
⦁ Coffee has a fat burning effect. A study done by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that coffee can increase the metabolic rate by anywhere between 3% to 11%. Caffeine is one of the number one stimulants in most over-the-counter “fat burning” supplements, which can be dangerous to take as ingredients often include other coffee wrkoutstimulants such as ephedra. This combination of caffeine, ephedra, and other chemicals can be dangerous to the heart. Coffee, a more natural alternative, allows you to burn fat in a safer manner.
⦁ Coffee is rich in antioxidants. According to researchers at the University of Scranton, Americans get more antioxidants from coffee than any other food source. Joe Vinson Phd., the study’s lead author says, “Nothing else comes close.” The study cautioned that moderation, 2 cups per day, is the safest way to use coffee as a source of nutrition.
⦁ Coffee has protective factors for many diseases. Various studies have shown that coffee can help to prevent type II diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, colon cancer, liver diseases, and heart disease. Various studies recommend different amounts of coffee, but most studies showed that there are some very positive benefits from moderate daily consumption.
⦁ Coffee can provide some hard to get nutritional benefits. Coffee contains several important nutrients, including Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Manganese, Potassium, Magnesium and Niacin.
⦁ Coffee can help fight low levels of depression. A 2011 Harvard University study showed that women who drink four or more cups per day had a 20% lower risk of becoming depressed.

Coffee has health benefits that other sources of caffeine simply do not. That can of cola, energy drink, or chocolate milk that you consume simply can’t compare to the health benefits provided by that cup of Java. What is the safest and most effective way to consume coffee? Here is what the research indicates:
⦁ Consume thoughtfully and in moderation. In 2015, a government advisory commission published the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in which they stated that Americans can safely consume 3 to 5 cups of coffee per day, or approximately 400 mg of caffeine with no detrimental effects. While studies cautioned, however, that results vary from person to person and that the coffee should not be consumed all at once.
⦁ Trying brew your own. The over-the-counter coffees that you buy in coffee shops usually are too big, too sweet, and have way more calories than you need. Not all coffee is created equal. Most people don’t think of this, but coffee is the most heavily pesticide sprayed crop in the world. If at all possible try to get organic coffee or fair trade that you grind yourself. This is approximately 3% of all coffee consumed.
⦁ Drink it black if you can. Sugar, artificial sweetener, and saturating it with milk or cream defeats the purpose. All research studies agree that consuming it black was is the healthiest way to consume.

When you’re looking for a morning pick me up, a pre-workout boost, or something to get lemmonyou through that afternoon lull, pass along the colas, energy drinks, and sugary juices. Look no further than your basic cup of coffee, nature’s original energy drink.

“The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.”- Oliver Wendell Holmes

John

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Are You Ready For Some Football? : Use The Season To Get Into Shape

“Are you ready for some football!”- Hank Williams Jr.

Football season has finally arrived and, if you’re like me, it’s one of the most exciting times of the year. Where I live, people have been talking about it, thinking about it, 2541872100000578-2935356-image-m-5_1422833305358making predictions, and looking forward to it ever since the Boston Red Sox fell out of the pennant race. Football is the perfect sport for the American male, a whirlwind of activity, followed by seven days preparation before the next contest. Most men, even if they never put on pads or helmet, like to think of themselves as football players at heart. Some are, some were, and many remain in that mindset throughout their entire life. As Al Bundy said, “I didn’t go into the military, but I played high school football.”

During football season there is a tendency of a lot of males to identify with the athletes, the activity, the statistics,- everything football. Many are involved in fantasy football, vicariously managing their own little NFL franchises with draft picks, trades, statistics, and a lot of study and research making the season far more interesting. With seven days between games there’s a lot of time and build up towards the next weekends contests. During that time most men are extremely busy with work, family, and other obligations, but usually find the time to research and read about what’s going on in the NFL. Unfortunately, too many men forget to exercise, take care of their physical being, and remain physically active. Maybe fantasy football would be a little more healthy if more of us identified with the athletes themselves, rather than the coaches and general managers. A little more attention to physical preparation for that Sunday might make our lives a lot more healthy and richer.

Whether or not you’re involved in fantasy football, it is important to consider how your physical activity levels are likely to change during the fall months. It gets a little more difficult to remain active in most parts of the United States. Days get shorter, if you have a family, your kids are starting school, and if you’re a good parent-which I’m sure you are-your kids suck up a lot of your time. Something has to go, and usually it’s your exercise routine. Yeah, you may squeeze in a day or two at the gym here and there but if you’re honest and keeping track of things you’ll probably find that you are exercising a lot less than you probably should. There is a reason that many American males will put on approximately 5 to 10 pounds between the beginning of football season in the week after Super Bowl Sunday.

If you’re a typical guy, football brings out something very primal in you. It is a contest between two groups of guys who believe, on some level, that they are entering into ya-tittle_display_image_original_originalbattle together. The sport is filled with many militaristic analogies and you have to sacrifice a little blood and pain if you going to participate. It has, as many of us former players know, a physical cost attached to it. Most of us former players take a somewhat perverse pride in the aches, pains, pops, and crackles that we accumulated during our playing days. We write it off as the cost of participating in something that we loved and that we believe made us better men because of it. Too often, however, these aches and pains prevent us from getting enough exercise and participating in activities that would make us healthier.

If you don’t have an exercise routine right now, football season is a good time to start one. Start with the light stretching routine that you did when you were a player, and begin walking. Walking is your safest bet, along with some simple calisthenics or weight training if you’ve been out of action for a while. Once you build some muscle and consistency and have proven to yourself that you ready to get back into the routine of a regular exercise regimen, then you can consider joining a commercial gym. Joining a gym before you have shown yourself the resolve to stick with a program is a setup for failure, as not following through sets of a cycle of “I can’t,” and of course, the excuses will follow. Prove to yourself first that you are ready for a comeback. As my high school coach, “Scooch” Giagiari used to say, “You can’t fool the guy in the mirror.”

If you are currently exercising pretty regularly, then continuing with your routine is, of course, great idea. You may want to structure your week to coincide with the rhythms of 080408_FootballPractice02_t_w600_h1200a football game week. Lighter exercise early in the week, some pretty solid workouts midweek, with some serious challenges at least one day per week. These are days when you will push yourself a little bit more than usual, “game day” if you will. These are days where you will push yourself for some kind of max effort in whatever constitutes the basis of your exercise regime. For example, if you are walking or running as your main type of exercise, then go father or a little faster on those days. If you are doing calisthenics or weight training, then trying to increase the weight or the reps on these “game days.” Recording them is a must, as the goal is progress and improvement.

If you are not familiar with the latest in exercise science, this format makes sense. Research indicates, and common sense dictates that you can go hard all the time. Your body will do better by cycling “heavy days” and “light days.” Following a game week format allows you to recuperate between those game days. Your game day can be any day of the week, but you may want to consider a Saturday or Sunday, as you are unlikely to be able to fit it into your busy weekday schedule. For example, squeezing in a light workout on Wednesday because you are busy at work feels less defeating. Feeling a little flat on Monday is to be expected, so you just get in some kind of a light workout to stay active, maybe a brisk walk during your lunch hour, or 20 minutes of light stretching before you get into the shower in the morning. Following a game week format allows you to cycle hard and easy workouts in a way that will keep your body fresh and more capable of recuperation, something that is very important to all of us as we age. It also makes you less injury prone and allows you to work around some of those old injuries that occurred from your playing days. Hammering away at hard workouts day after day will cause those injuries to flare up and is a surefire way to derail the best laid plans of a former player to get back into shape. For an ex-football player, the name of the game is working around those bumps and bruises, sort of like intelligently “playing through” an injury.

“Athletes adjust.”- Coach Edward Buckley

If you are slightly injured or feel “questionable” before some of your scheduled workouts, still try to do something. Remember being injured as a player and having the coach require you to attend practice to watch anyway? Think of it that way. If your upper body is sore or injured, work your lower body with walking, weights,or biking – anything you can do without re-injuring yourself. Just get something in for continuity and consistency. This will build resilience and the metal toughness, doing wonders for your attitude and wellness. Remember when you were told football builds character? Well your actions can prove it to the man in the mirror.

“Just do your job!” – Bill Belichick

Yeah, I know, you’re a busy guy and can come up with a million excuses for skipping a workout. I bet you find hours on the weekend to watch games and spend a fair amount164799.5936070 of time researching for your fantasy team, reviewing stats, and BSing with your buddies about this upcoming week’s games. Remember the Herschel Walker stories of 1000 push-up, 1000 sit-up workout routines while watching TV? A little want-to and gravity and you’re good to go. If you’re a gym goer, adjust. Do something wherever you are.

Commit to yourself that you’ll do this during the upcoming season. It’s a safer way to get into or maintain conditioning than haphazard or occasional workouts because of the hard and easy day style. And don’t forget:

“Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” – Vince Lombardi

Hope your team has a great season.

John

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