Podcast: Getting Lost

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Navigating while relying on GPS can make getting somewhere easier but it rarely results in making mental memories of how to get there again.  Getting lost is perceived differently for individuals.  If you still maintain your sense of self in your current surroundings, you may not consider yourself lost.  After all, you still have where you came from.  However, eventually you start to feel a sense of urgency to find your ultimate destination.  According to Laurence Gonzales in his book, Deep Survival, most people do not think of retracing steps back to their original start point immediately.  Wandering ensues, sometimes frantically, that results in becoming even more confused.   At some point there will be a fork in the road.  Stay put and accept your fate or forge a new plan and follow it methodically to safety. 

Learning to eat a plant based diet and reversing lifestyle diseases can be somewhat similar.  Taking charge of your health requires navigation into unknown territories.  The maize of choices and information can be overwhelming.  Often we fall back to our old ways. 

Tips for plant based survival:

Positive mental attitude toward new foods and new ways of cooking.  

Make changes that begin with familiar foods and change the ingredients to point toward a new healthier direction.

Make mental memories of what works such as go to meals that everyone enjoys and practice them.

Develop a mantra for your goals.  Perhaps a mental checklist of items to avoid.  State or write your goals frequently.

Maintain a sense of humor when things don’t go as planned. 

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Deep Survival Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales

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    Cheryl Miklaszewski


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    The Berrys have survived Hurricane Ian but still are struggling. Trying to Do Airbnb’s and make it normal. Not so easy! This was really a wonderful podcast to help everyone survive and move on. We all do the best we can at any given moment! A reason for survival is important.Thank you Doctor D for your positive move forward hope!

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