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Today - You, Me and JFK
Created on 11/22/2013

Some say that in late 1963 our collective innocence was forever altered. Of course we were not all that innocent, as a country having known war and other forms of strife all too well.

But in 1963 there was an air of possibility, of optimism, that many if not most Americans felt.

Much like there was on 9-11, just 12 years ago.

In each instance there was uncertainty in the immediate aftermath - what was going to happen? Are we / our loved ones safe? What does this all mean?

On a much smaller scale, we are impacted by external events on a regular basis - at work, at home, at play. Maybe it's the promotion we are hoping for, or wondering how to help our children improve their school grades, or fretting over our seeming inability to get into good physical shape.

In every instance we are faced with the choice of how to respond to challenge, knowing that we are not in control of all factors involved.

How to make the best of uncertainty and lack of total control?

Take control of what you can.

Including what you can do to optimize your health. Work, home or play - you can't perform at your best unless you are optimally healthy.

Why, on the anniversary of the loss of our President 50 years ago, talk about personal health?

Because the external factors that impact us and our perspectives on the world, locally and globally, also can impact our health - physically, emotionally, spiritually.

But we can always take control of what we can -

how we respond to events both bad and good;

how we treat our bodies through diet and lifestyle choices;

how we treat others.

Today, as on all other days, may we resolve to be resilient in the face of challenge -

may we commit to look forward and so act with hope and optimism in the face of uncertainty,

may we be grateful for the bounty of this country that we are so fortunate to live in,

and may we re-commit to taking good care of ourselves.

Though we take a moment today to remember what was and what could have been, we might also commit to making what can be for ourselves, our loved ones, our country, the best it can be -

by taking control of what we can.

Doing so can help you, and even others, to be well. May it be so.
Dr. Russ
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