A Stairway to Happiness with Charles Glassman Coach MD
Introducing Dr Charles Glassman, a multi-award-winning integrated doctor and author based in Pomona, New York State in the US.
Dr. Glassman is known the world over as CoachMD. With over 25-years in practice as a medical doctor in the US, he has come to realize that what gets us sick or keeps us well is one and the same – our ability to manage the challenges of everyday life and to achieve a successful balance in mind, body, and spirit.
Charles’s influence stretches way beyond his own vibrant, busy practice to embrace a global following. As medicine embraces the mind body connection – Charles will be talking about his inspirational ideas for optimal health, wellbeing and stress management. He will be writing a series of columns that promise to be candid, fun and inspirational – helping you to achieve your best year yet in 2015.
Charles says – “Most of us strive for happiness throughout our lives. From a medical perspective, those of us who can be happier, tend to be healthier. But optimal health is not only physical, but is a balance of mind, body, and spirit. In order to begin achieving holistic, optimal health in 2015 and beyond, I suggest pursuing the follow steps.”
15 Steps to Happiness in 2015
1.Continue to Grow – Take advantage of the fact that each day affords you an opportunity to learn more. As you learn, use that knowledge to discover new ways to improve yourself and others.
2.Be Grateful – Gratitude goes a long way, and there is always something about which to be grateful. Even if it is only the bright sky on a sunny day, or the nurturing watering on a rainy one.
3. Let Go of the Past – People often confuse this with not learning from the past. You can always learn from past circumstances, but you can never wish them away. Wrap your arms around the future and place your back up against the past.
4. Forgive – In order to fully let go of the past, you must learn to forgive. This does not mean giving a free pass to the person whom you forgive; it gives you a free pass to move.
5. Be Patient – This should not be confused with inaction. Instead, being patient means that your hard work will take time to develop. There is a saying, “Overnight success usually takes about ten years.” All worthy pursuits take time. Keep moving forward, don’t give up, and be patient.
6.Stay in the Moment – Our primitive, reactive (automatic) brain causes us to fight and flee danger, such as the unknown. To that brain, the past already happened, therefore you know the outcome, and something known can’t be dangerous. So your automatic brain will try to take you there, with emotions as regret. The future is the unknown, so in order to protect you that brain will try to predict it, with emotions as worry. Staying in the moment, neutralizes this brain and helps you become more peaceful.
7.Cherish Your Gifts – We all have them. You may have one; you may have many. The key is to embrace your gifts, strengths, talents and be proud of them. Don’t concern yourself with how they rate compared to someone else. Always do your best, without trying to be the best.
8.Listen to Your Inner Guidance – In your quietest moments, you usually know what is right. For me, this occurs while I meditate. When you take time to be alone ask yourself questions as, “what am I going to do today to make this a meaningful day?” Don’t think about the answer let your inner guidance tell you.
9.Have More Compassion – Understand that hurt people, hurt people. We all have challenges and struggles and we all have a story. Even someone who you may feel has more than you faces challenges. Simply having this understanding can help you open the door to a happier place.
10.Be Assertive – Being assertive is the behavior of the mind and helps you walk in concert with your personal power, pure potential; what I call, Divine nature. It is not a fight (aggressive) or a flight (passive). It is stating your needs and wants in a straightforward, confident, non-threatening fashion. It means you are not allowing someone or some circumstance to threaten you.
11. Have More Courage – When you believe, trust, or take direction from your primitive, automatic brain, it means your reactions are motivated by fear. Rejecting this, thus nurturing courage, opens the door to your mind and our personal power.
12.Stand Tall and Smile – Simply controlling your posture and body language causes physiological changes that can neutralize the most primitive components of your brain. Not only does it improve your overall health, but it helps you attract other positive people and circumstances.
13.Take Care of Your Body – Keeping your body moving and controlling what you feed it will help remove the barriers to your mind by regulating the electrochemical impulses of your primitive automatic brain.
14. Live – I have a saying, “While I am still alive, I plan on living.” This means that while you are living and breathing here on earth, you should make it your plan and duty to, each day, enjoy, explore, and rejoice in the life that surrounds you.
15.Have More Faith – Not only believe more in yourself, but believe in the process of life. Remember you can learn from the past. One thing to learn is that you have survived up until this point, no matter what faced you that you didn’t think you could survive. Have faith that you can create a wonderful life and that, whether you believe in God or not, there is energy circulating around that we cannot see or understand; yet, it can help to transform negative to positive; chaos to harmony.
More About Charles
Dr. Glassman has appeared on ABC news, Bloomberg Radio, National Public Radio, Sirius/XM, Hay House Radio with Wayne Dyer, The Wall Street Journal Radio, and numerous other affiliates in the US and around the world speaking on his unique views on obtaining optimal health and peace of mind.
He has won numerous awards and recognition from his peers and patients. Among them are the respected Top Doctors award in the NY Metro region, U.S. World and News Report Top Doctor list, Consumer Research Council of America Top Doctor, Compassionate Doctor Award, and Patient Choice Award.
Dr. Glassman is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Brain Drain. It has won multiple awards; among them the IPPY Award for best book in the Self-Help category, the Eric Hoffer Award for best book in the Health category, and the Los Angeles Book Festival Award for best book in the Spirituality category. In addition, it is a Amazon Bestseller in the Spirituality and Self-Help categories.
Dr. Glassman as Coach MD is known in more than 70 countries delivering his brand of physical, emotional, and spiritual guidance. His Facebook following is now well over 140,000 and monthly website visits rapidly approaching 100,000. Dr. Glassman is excited to begin increasing his Twitter presence and communicating directly with his audience.
His most recent projects include a recently completed 350-page manuscript which he will have published later in 2015. He actively continues to blog and produce inspirational videos and meditations.
Charles F. Glassman, MD, FACP
The NY Center for Longevity & Wellness
Coach MD, LLC
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Pomona, NY 10970
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