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July 2023 Newsletter

July23

 

Advice from a vibrant 100-year-old.

 

 

´╗┐Hello Seekers of Greater Well-BEing!

 

When people make it way up in years, especially past 100 years of age AND are still leading a productive, fulfilling life, they often get asked: “What’s your secret? What’s your advice?” In a recent podcast, 100-year-old Marshall Rauch was asked just that.  His reply: " Don’t try to do it all by yourself. Let People Help You.” He also said to never stop growing, improving, having a goal. Now that’s great advice that we should all ponder. This guy is amazing.  He’s not done making this place a better world.

 

As simple as “let people help you” may sound, we can ALL up our game in taking Marshall’s advice. Importantly, Marshall didn’t say “Ask for help.” He said, “Let People Help You.” Oftentimes, you don’t even need to ask.  There are so many people who devote their lives to helping others.  They are everywhere! There are countless people who know one of the most important ingredients to a fulfilling life:  SERVE OTHERS. They know how to get you to the next level of whatever you desire. They live what I call the “3Gs of Greatness”: 

  1. They are GRATEFUL.  They don’t complain.  They look for the gifts and opportunities in challenging events.
  2. They keep GROWING in one or more areas of their life.  They are never done. 
  3. They GIVE. They live to help others. 

 

I owe so much of my fulfillment in life, so many of my accomplishments, to people who gave me advice.  Sometimes I asked for it, I even paid for it by attending many conferences, webinars, buying their books.  Oftentimes, they just cared about me.  I didn’t ask them for help/advice.  They just wanted to help me.  They saw something I didn’t.  I give myself credit for one thing:  I listened!  But how many times did I not listen?  Too many!

 

There are so many people with various expertise offering to help us, and we are not taking their advice. Recently, Jeff and I were watching a webinar given by world-renowned Tony Robbins (probably the #1 self-development person in the world who has spoken to over 50 million people in EVERY country on the planet).  He said that people who succeed know they must let others help them, and they seek them out. If the first person can’t help in a particular area, that’s OK.  Find someone else!  In his audiences of thousands of people, he says the people that make the most changes are those that showed up with a burning desire to get better, to find others who can help them. 

 

What areas of your life need a boost or even a kickstart: physically, emotionally, socially, financially, spiritually? Who can help you, your company, school, organization? LET PEOPLE HELP YOU! It takes humility. It takes courage. The most successful people often are not the smartest, most talented.  They’re the ones who search for the solutions and apply the concepts.  They refuse to stay in a suboptimal state of well-being where they do NOT belong.  They don’t fear failure.  They fear not showing up.  Let people help you.  That’s living WELL aware! 

 

THANKS for letting us help YOU!  Jeff and I would like to say THANKS to everyone reading this LWA Newsletter.  Thanks for traveling the journey with us. We have learned so much from you!  We love hearing from you.  Email us!  sulak@livingwellaware.com Our one mission: elevate our own well-being and share effective strategies with individuals, families, schools, businesses, churches, and organizations. 

 

THANKS to the groups who have scheduled us to speak in the upcoming months. Here are just a few:

  • Jones Walker LLP / Ochsner Health, New Orleans
  • EOAC of Waco
  • NPACE, Phoenix AZ
  • BSWH School Nurse Conference
  • Central Texas Christian School 
  • Itasca ISD
  • BSWH Internal Medicine Conference, South Padre Island
  • Tx A&M Dept of Engineering, College Station
  • Redeemed Christian Church of God, Killeen
  • Tx A&M Aggie Moms

 

ATTENTION SCHOOLS: We have REDEFINED school health and wellness!  Continuing their mission of elevating their own well-being and sharing effective strategies with audiences throughout the country, Drs. Sulak and Waxman and the LWA Adolescent Team have developed and implemented their unique approach to health and wellness for schools culminating in Living WELL Aware: My Choices, My Life – The Guide to Adolescent Wellness.   LINK to INFO 

 

THANKS to the many school districts who have or are set to implement the just released 6th, 7th, and 8th grade adolescent health curriculum including Killeen ISD, Belton ISD, Temple ISD, Troy ISD, Gatesville ISD, Connally ISD, Manor ISD, Taylor ISD, Boerne ISD, Lampasas ISD, Navasota ISD, Azle ISD, Cherokee ISD, Comal ISD, Comanche ISD, Shallowater ISD, Ozona Schools, Central Texas Christian School, Kirbyville ISD, and more to come in 2023-2024.  The list keeps growing as more schools become aware of our easy to implement online curriculum with components for parents covering the newly released health TEKS including the critically important topics of drug abuse, violence, bullying, trafficking, digital dangers, sexual abuse, emotional difficulties, communication skills, healthy relationships, nutrition, physical activity, and much more.  LINK FOR MORE INFO

 

For more information about Living WELL Aware: My Choices, My Life, contact us at info@livingwellaware.com  to schedule a meeting.  We would love to discuss school wellness with you. Check out the info videos at livingwellaware.com under the Adolescent Wellness TAB.   Let’s stop the epidemic of adolescent and adult health decline with doable strategies that work!  We look forward to traveling the wellness journey with you!  It’s all about Living WELL Aware for adolescents and adults!

 

ONWARD!

Patricia J. Sulak, MD / Jeffrey A. Waxman, MD