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Van Halen, Who doesn't love them?

Van Halen is one of the Best rock and roll groups ever!!!

Okay I know not quite what you may be thinking in a health andwellness blog, but it is true none the less.

Miranda, my wife for some of you who may not know, called me last weekand asked me what my favorite Van Halen song was. I thought the same as you,where did this question come from? Yes left field. She would not tell me whyshe wanted to know but I told her anyway. There was no thinking involved, nohesitation, DREAMS.

Awesome video and song, I know. When Miranda asked me this question Iimmediately went to you tube, imagine that me on you tube. As I watched thevideo it brought back a ton of emotions and memories for me. One is of my olderbrothers who steered me in the right direction of Van Halen. The other was ofdreams as a young child. I would listen to this song, watch this video, readbooks about the Blue Angels, make models of the FA18 Hornet and so on.

You see my dream was to be a Blue Angel pilot in the Navy. That was myonly dream, but as I got older I found out I had a slight astigmatismdeveloping in my eye. I knew form talking with Navy recruiters that I need tohave perfect vision without any corrections and I realized my life was notgoing to move in that direction.

Soon after I realized that Iwanted to be a fireman, like my cousin in California. Single, nice house, able to goand do as I please. For those of you who know me, I have three awesome childrenand have been married for 14 years. Quite a change from my second dream and Iwould not change it for the world. Thencame along about a bad left shoulder. Dislocated at least a dozen times formmiddle school to high school. That was the end of that dream.

Now my third dream came about after Miranda and I were in a caraccident and we visited a local chiropractor who helped us get better and caredfor our young daughter also. You can say the rest is history.

So what is the point to all this "dream" nonsense? Well I look at ourdreams as our goals in disguise. Sometimes we miss our goals because we seethem as dreams and not as goals. If you have a dream, write it down, create aplan to achieve it and by all means read it OUT LOUD every morning and everynight.

In order to make realisticgoals, we need to know how to write SMART goals. A SMART goal is a goal that isSpecific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-framed. SMART goals can help you to better track yourprogress, set realistic expectations, and will help get you further along thanyou could have ever imagined

Believe in your dream/goal. Make it a reality.

Yours in Health, Naturally,

Dr. Ben

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