I believe in these words by Ralph Waldo Emerson:
“The first wealth is health.”
We don’t have to wait until we are robbed of good health to appreciate that fact. There is so much that is under your control!
Much of my time is spent learning measures of controlling health habits and sharing them with others. I’ve heard lot’s of excuses such as “There’s not enough time to exercise or cook” or “I don’t like the gym.” I’ve found the best way to overcome many excuses is to put myself in other people’s shoes. I have been the busy student, the workaholic, and managed family commitments (family is very important to me). I have had moments when working out felt like a chore. Whatever the reason, I’ve been there and overcome it.
There are moments that catch us by surprise. In a moment, you may be doing something ordinary when suddenly you or someone around you will need life saving intervention, a final measure of control. I love the idea of empowering more people to save lives through learning BLS, ACLS, and PALS as opposed to standing helpless on the sidelines. I also love the idea that emergency care not only saves lives, it gives people another chance to discover an emotionally, spiritually, and physically healthy lifestyle. So, I was more than happy when I was invited to share my knowledge and experience with Pacific Medical Training. I focus on providing material that is evidence-based and, when relevant, things I have experienced first hand