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Top 10 Health Tips

The best prescription for good health is the power of the mind mixed with good nutrition and exercise.

As Emerson said, “The first wealth is health”.

If you smoke, drink too much, take drugs, or overeat then the best thing that you can do for your health is…

1 – Quit Your Bad Habits

I used to lift a lot of weights, but the past 5 years or so I’ve diversified. It’s more fun and not as tedious. You don’t have to spend hours in the gym, but you do need to…

2 – Exercise Regularly

  • Take a brisk 30 minute walk every 2 days
  • Listen to music or a self-help cd while you do
  • Get a yoga or tai chi dvd
  • Jillian Michaels’ dvds are great
  • Do callisthenics at home
  • Go swimming
  • Play a sport with friends
  • Diversify to keep it interesting
  • Don’t do too much too fast
  • *Do the 21 day fix – 30 minute exercise routines & nutrition

3 – Breathe deeply

  • From the diaphragm
  • Hold it for 5 seconds
  • Then exhale fully
  • Hang upside down to activate lymph nodes
  • I use an inversion table

4 – Meditate morning and night

5 – Drink at least 1 smoothie per day

If you need to …

6 – Lose weight

  • Do all of the above
  • Eat lots of salads & fruit
  • Read Eat To Live {<Free Copy} by Joel Fuhrman M.D.
  • Plus the 21 day fix – the best weight loss program
  • Never eat past 8 pm
  • Chew slower
  • Get a photo of someone with the body you’d like to have & look at it often
  • Visualize yourself slimmer
  • Tell yourself “nothing tastes as good as slim feels”
  • Drink 8 cups of distilled or mineral water per day

7 – Take vitamin & mineral supplements

  • One a day type
  • Plus iron for ladies
  • Plus saw palmetto for men
  • But don’t take beta carotene or vitamin A

8 – Drink lots of tea

  • Not too much caffeine
  • Drink herbal tea
  • Teas have powerful antioxidants
  • Limit coffee to 2 per day plus 1 decaf maximum

9 – Get at least 6 – 8 hours sleep

10 – Think good health

All the best, – Herb.



The Dickens Pattern

The End Is The Beginning

The humidity that night hung in the air with its menacing heat. Unable to sleep, I tossed and turned, thinking about how ridiculous my life had become. I thought that I had hit rock bottom before, but this was an all time low, and I felt that I couldn’t go on.

I got up, and sat on the edge of the bed. Looking at the clock – it was 3:30 am. Again my mind entertained thoughts of ending it all – the easy way out. But, as I discovered it wasn’t really that easy after all. I thought about my daughter and my aging parents. What about them? Just check out-adios-sorry, but I’m sick of it all-good luck.

I was in my forties already. Life seemed to be passing on by with unforgiving speed. The dreams of my youth had all but withered away. I was in debt, renting a basement suite, and my cousin was taking care of my kid. I didn’t have a girlfriend, but I didn’t really want one either because I always seemed to pick the wrong one.

I was addicted to cigarettes, and tended to smoke more when I was stressed, so I lit one up. I thought about writing my daughter a goodbye song, so I reached for my guitar. I wrote my song “Bound to Change” that night. Little did I know that in the writing of it that it would not only help me to make it through the night, but lead me onto the path of change.

Learn From The Past

Later that day I went and sat by the lake where I used to hang out when I was a teenager. I thought deeply about how my destiny had forever been altered by the decisions that I had made in those early years. Then I remembered back to to my mid twenties to a self-help audio program that I had listened to by Tony Robbins.

Sure, I had used some of its contents since then. Despite my bad habits, I exercised regularly. I had lived out west for many years where I completed a four year apprenticeship in carpentry. And I had started my own business. But that was about it.

I had also read a book by Robbins called Awaken The Giant Within {<Free Copy] which is one of my Top 10 self-help books. And sure enough here I was twenty years later calling upon its wisdom in my moments of reflection.

I also remembered listening to ” The Dickens Pattern” {<Free Audio}. Which was the perfect thing for me to think about as I sat by the lake. Lying back and closing my eyes,  like Scrooge in the Dickens classic, in my mind I traveled back in time.

Walk Away From The 97 Percent

When I was a teenager I gave into peer pressure. I mistakenly believed that it was cool and manly to smoke cigarettes. Smoking had cost me a small fortune since those days. I wish that I had heard Jim Rohn’s words back then…”Just walk away from the 97 %”.

In my mind, travelling back to the present moment, I felt the regret, shame, waste, and all of the health problems caused by smoking. A smoker’s hack is a daily ritual.

Then traveling into the future, I envisioned the doctor telling me why my lungs ached so much; the dreaded c-word – cancer. Which meant suffering then death. All because I wanted to appear cool to some teenagers who had all long since gone away.

Then I thought about how I would feel as the years passed by if I did quit smoking. I envisioned good health, happiness, confidence, and more money. I felt the pride of setting a good example for my daughter. And I felt the freedom of not being addicted.

The Bottom Line

To make a long story short. On that day I quit smoking by placing value on good health. Then I replaced my false belief that smoking was cool with my new cool – reading, learning, growing and improving. The Dickens Pattern literally scared the dickens out of me. And the writing of a song helped save my life.

The next day I went to the book store and bought my next self-help book. Then I started reading  lots of self-help books, which made my life worth living.

That was seven years ago, and I’ve read and listened to hundreds of self-help books & audios since then. I am not only out of debt, but I now own my own home, have solid long-term investments, and I am financially independent.

Shortly after that day I met my dream girl, and we’re still happy and in love. I am slim, fit, and healthy. I even do regular cardio-without hacking.

Yet, still something is missing. I wasted many of those early years, and seemed to have given up on my major dreams. But, when my mom died a year ago, ironically from a lung tumor because of smoking, it enlightened me.

The woman had talent. I look at some of her paintings that shall forever remain unfinished because she lacked the self discipline to finish them. And I know why. The same thing that holds most of us back from reaching for our dreams long enough to make them come true – our fears.

In my gratitude to the authors who wrote all those self-help books that changed my world, I want to give something back. I want to help others to see what I see.

There are very real universal laws of mind that are just as exact as the laws of mathematics. And by studying wealth, success, and happiness – you become those things.

I will heed the calling that beckons to me from within. And before my time is through, I will finish my masterpiece.

All the best – The Unknown Musician.



A University On Wheels

You Were Meant For More

Do you ever feel your blood run cold with the desires that lay dormant deep within your soul? It’s Your life’s purpose and the dreams of your youth calling from within.

The time has come for you to claim your birthright, and so the law of attraction guided you here because your destiny has been waiting for you to awaken. But conditioning and fear have paralyzed you from believing in yourself and the possibilities for your life.

Everyday all over the world people waste their lives away stuck in rush hour traffic trying to make a living because we’re conditioned since birth to take our place in line.

We follow the rules & regulations of the so called system and few among us ever break the mold that oppresses the masses. But there’s a way to break free from the herd who lead lives of quiet desperation. And instead to run with the pack of wolves whom we all respect and admire – the leaders among us.

Surely the gift of life wasn’t given to us to waste it away in mediocrity – unfulfilled, unhappy, and living paycheck to paycheck. Always wondering what could have been if we only had the courage to truly believe in ourselves.

We must welcome the disciplines that will develop our God given talents. For without regular use they only wither and die like a flower out of water, and like a dream left merely as a wish. But with practice they grow, flourish, and blossom for all the world to see.

It doesn’t matter where you’ve been because the past is dead. And where you are now has brought you to this moment where you’re ready to heed to your inner calling and revive your dreams.

As Brian Tracy says, “everything is learnable.” And as Jim Rohn said when quoting his mentor Earl Shoaff, “formal education will make you a living, self-education can make you a fortune.”

The Key To Your New Life

The average university education is basically the equivalent of 50 books of study. It also costs ridiculous amounts of money, and often leaves the graduate in debt, unemployed in their chosen field of study, and settling for a job that is unfulfilling.

An average person spends 1 hour a day, five days per week, fifty weeks a year going to and from work. And most of them waste it listening  to commercial radio, music, or just sitting impatiently, frustrated in traffic.

You can take that 5 hours per week and listen to an entire audiobook. And over the course of a year you could listen to 50 audiobooks. Essentially, you could get the equivalent of a university diplomas’ worth of knowledge in one year just sitting in your car.

I love self-help books & audio programs because they help me to consistently improve as a human being. They’ve also helped me to change my bad habits, taught me about the universal laws of mind, and helped me to believe in myself, and much more.

I’ve read & listened to hundreds of them, so I would estimate that I have the equivalent of several university diplomas’ worth of knowledge in a powerful field of study that is isn’t even taught in schools.

They helped me to turn my life around, and have instilled within me the desire to help others in my own unique way – one post at a time. I don’t need or want any money for it – I’m just passionate about spreading and sharing the words of change.

Audio Programs On Virtually Every Subject

Whatever it is that you want to improve at – study that. Through the years I’ve studied and mastered so much more than just self-help.

It just so happens that I’ve discovered that self-help books & audios encompass much more than just psychology: Universal laws, business, relationships, purpose, wealth, health, etc., etc. are to be had for all those who seek to grow & improve.

When I’ve listened to audios in my car I’ve often found that a concept or insight that I didn’t get before will suddenly just hit me because sometimes I get more by listening than from reading. And together they are the dynamic duo that will tag team you to success.

A Few Simple Disciplines Make A Huge Difference

You don’t have to spend every night & day at this stuff. The greatest baseball players don’t hit a homer every time they come up to the plate. They average getting a hit 3 out of every 10 at bat. And all you need is just a few simple habits practiced every day.

Since most self-made millionaires never graduated from university, you can create your own success program in anything you want. Then graduate by tasting deeply from the fruits of your labors.

Start Today

Realize that you have the potential to be great as in any worthwhile endeavour. Since success leaves clues – follow the steps that will lead you to your own form of greatness.

By listening to audiobooks in your car, you will hear something inspirational that will shift the tides and change the course of your life, landing you on the shore of the promised land – where your destiny has been waiting for you all along, and where all your dreams will come true.

All the best, – Herb.