When it’s Time to Take a Step Back


As we begin the new year with NEW aspirations…

We realized that before long, it is March…so where did January go?

Asa result, we wonder where the year went…

Where are all the things we were going to set forth?

Likewise, put action behind those items we wanted to get done?

Have I already let months slide by and…

forgot that time passes whether I get these things done or not?

So, why do we plan?

Why do we bother with new “intentions”?

The answer is simple…

It makes us feel good.

Everything in life we do is for one thing only…

We think it will make us feel good.

So how do we get there?

To the place that everything is in order…

Consequently, should an emergency arise, will we know where to turn and to whom to turn to?

Well, that’s not always easy to do.

Because the reality is that when life is moving fast, and it feels likes there is always one more thing that needs to be done

one more errand to run,

another meal to cook,

too many emails to read,

a phone call to make

– slowing down to reassess and regroup to get done the things

…furthermore, we promised ourselves we would do this year rapidly fades from the picture.

So, as Ruth Soukup says, “Step back to move forward. Keep the big picture in front of you.  Live the life you love.”

She is such an inspiration to me.

She is wise beyond her years. 

She is a guiding light to remind us all that our passions lie within us. 

We carry them every day.

They never leave us.

Just take a moment to look within yourself, breathe, and pull out the inspiration to start on those January 1 dreams. 

They are there waiting to be called up.

As a result, they slow your racing time…

Finally, they make a difference…

AND IT’ STILL ONLY …well…time will tell.

About the Author

Do you feel frustrated with your medical care? Do doctors spend 5 minutes with you, push you out of the office, with you wondering what's going to happen? Does your insurance deny paying? You're not alone. I'm frustrated, too. This is a growing trend in healthcare. Having seen pre-insurance medicine (yes, my dad was an old country doctor), I grew up watching him spend time with his patients, giving them the best care he had to offer. I saw families trust him to help them through hospitalizations and the next crisis. As a patient advocate, my job is to see that you get the right diagnosis, the right treatment plans, and the right supplies and education to make good decisions about your health. More importantly, I will teach you the tricks of the healthcare trade. We need more healthcare consumer protection, especially for chronic illnesses like diabetes. This is what I am passionate about. I make it happen every day with thousands of patients who now know what I know about beating the healthcare system and getting the best patient care...Patient Best.

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}


This blog provides general information and discussions about health and related subjects. The information and other content provided in this blog, or in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment. If you or any other person has a medical concern, you should consult with your healthcare provider or seek other professional medical treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something that has been read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately. The opinions and views expressed on this blog and website have no relation to those of any academic, hospital, health practice or other institution. Nor does this material constitute a provider-patient relationship between the reader and the author.