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Have you ever tasted pasta that was cooked in unsalted water? You find yourself wondering when will it taste good but that moment never comes. This was my life in May 2011—bland pasta. People I trusted had recently thrown me under the bus, which felt like a knife to the chest. I never saw it […]
The statement happy wife – happy life has been tossed around for decades, perhaps centuries or even millennia. I think it’s time for a change. Don’t forget that the earth was once flat until Copernicus and Galileo challenged the theory to expose the truth. OK maybe the comparison falls a little short but you get the […]
When you find yourself in a dark place, you’re likely aware that you’re suffering emotionally but what happens to your body? Unhappiness is not confined to your brain. It cascades throughout your body through a well-known process known as the stress response. In her book Mind over Medicine Dr. Lissa Rankin reports, “When something hurts […]
Have you ever noticed that people just have a way of pissing you off? How and why do they do that to you? Do they have some special power or are they just idiots. Actually neither. They’re just another living organism en route to somewhere. Do you think they wake up thinking I’m gonna […]
Being human isn’t easy. We’ve been blessed to have an amazing brain unparalleled by any other creature on the planet. It is my firm belief that the brain can be not only our greatest attribute but also our worst nightmare. When 2 people are communicating, their brains are in coherence with each other. This is when something magical happens. This is called communication. When we learn to communicate our ideas with others, we build strong and powerful perspectives which help us through the most difficult times. It’s been said that anything is achievable, when you put your mind to it. Communication is a learned response and unfortunately if you were absent during that class, there may be some painful interactions in your future.
Today Suraj and I discuss what’s happened to our communication strategies during this lockdown/pandemic. More specifically, how social media has hijacked our brain allowing a flood of information to screw up our perspective and ultimately damage our communication skills. The mere term social distancing should tell you something. The last thing we need to do is to be further away from each other. Sure maybe 6 feet but it’s gone much further than that.
Once our society began to communicate through text and social media, we lost all important one-on-one human communication which leads to a plethora of negative emotions. Suraj and I both agree that the struggle for healthy communication has magnified significantly. Zoom meetings, Facebook, Twitter, Tinder, email and text to name a few have replaced the in person one-on-one interaction. This is troubling and it’s evident that the continued deterioration of healthy communication strategies is leading to a new pandemic of its own called anxiety and depression. There are ways to take back your control. Check out this conversation with Suraj (26) and myself (55) and get a perspective from men living in what seems to be worlds apart.
Have you ever noticed how cruel life can be? Like when everything seems to be going really well and you feel on top of the world and then within the blink of an eye everything changes? If it hasn’t for you, it’s because you’re either lying or you’re dead. This podcast chronicles one incredibly difficult day for a young female athlete named Abby. Abby’s life was going to plan and everything seemed right until she suffered a complete rupture of her Achilles tendon in a soccer game. In that moment, life took a painful step backwards. The physical and emotional toll that the injury and rehabilitation inflicted upon her was unprecedented. Although she struggled, she relied on faith and family to provide perspective. In Abby’s words, life’s challenges happen for us not to us. She shares many intimate feelings about her own existence during a time when she felt helpless. What initially appeared to be a catastrophic event, eventually became another one of life’s incredible vignettes. Perhaps her story will inspire you. It has certainly had an inspirational effect upon me.
It started as an idea and progressed to the adventure of a lifetime. Five years ago, my friend Jonesy had a brilliant idea to sail from Boston to Miami by himself. The only problem was he had never sailed before. Although he felt very comfortable on the ocean as the owner and operator of a small 28’ Carver cabin cruiser, he had limited to no experience on a sailboat. After tracking down a decent sailing vessel (a Person 39 footer for you sailing enthusiasts) and months of preparation, he decided to go for it. Join us and listen to the personal recount of his experiences during the journey and how this trip impacted his perspective on life. Lightning storms from hell, rapidly shifting tides that grounded the craft, torn sails, damaged hulls, and that’s in just the first couple of days!!
Jonesy found the courage to take life head on. Sitting on the sideline of life is not an option for him. What about you? Can you muster the strength to overcome your fear and live a life worth living? As Jim McKay from ABC’s Wide World of Sports used to say…“Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sports…the thrill of victory…and the agony of defeat”. If you don’t try, you will never know your worth, while growth and prosperity avoid you. The time to live is NOW!
Too often people in my age bracket (50’s) berate the current generation on their sense of entitlement and radical stance on things that tear down rather than build up. To be honest, this does exist, but to what extent and why? The answer lies in the people who molded them. Was it the pussification of America perpetuated by parents, so-called mental health experts, school curriculum, Washington law makers or social media? The answer is all of it. So, for just a moment I want to cut them some slack.
Say hello to Suraj Patel. A few months ago this 26-year-old man reached out not me on social media after hearing my podcast and took a chance. He asked to be a guest and I thought “That’s cool. A young person with initiative”. It piqued my curiosity and I immediately said YES! Suraj represents the next generation of Americans who love this country and will let his hard work and experience do his talking. Fortunately for us we get to hear his words of hope, perseverance, failure, triumph, love, and family. It is so refreshing to know the future of our country is, in part, in the hands of a man worthy of the American Dream. Check out what he has to say.
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Hi, I'm Dr. Peter Percuoco
I’m a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist, Blogger, Vlogger, Podcaster, Life Coach and Inspirational Speaker.
With over 30 years of experience, I’ve stepped out of the clinic and onto the stage to share my message of hope and potential;
Inspiring people to be the best that they can be.
There’s nothing more satisfying to me than connecting with people. I revel in sharing stories of inspiration to move people to take action.
My presentations are sure to teach you something that you didn’t know in a way that you’ll never forget.
You’re likely to laugh a lot and maybe even cry a little. When it’s all said and done, I hope to reshape your perspective and change the way you feel.