How High Do You Want To Rise?

Upon awakening in the morning, I like to ask myself this significant question: “How high do you want to rise?” Why do this?

Because, each day, you... 

  • Get another chance to improve your health!

  • Have the opportunity to become a better version of yourself!

  • Resist or resolve the issues that are holding you back!

  • Can reinvent your mind, body, and spirit!

  • Can choose a more conscious path!

  • Can pay closer attention to what makes you thrive!

  • Can act wisely and do what's in your best interest for greater well-being!

  • Have a chance to place yourself in an environment for success!

  • Have the power to change!

Each one of us must choose how we want live. The beauty of choice is, you often get another chance at it each day. Choice is the way we all experience life. We choose, there are results of our choices; and then we have an experience. Some experiences are more favorable than others for sure. However, there are lessons and learning in all of it. No good and bad; just choices and experiences.

If we want to have certain experiences, we must choose wisely. We must do the things needed, in order to be the person who has those experiences!

So... if you want to experience life on a deeper more meaningful level, consider asking yourself… “How high do you want to rise?”

Being Broken To Become Fixed!

Being Broken To Become Fixed:

Sometimes... you have to be broken to become fixed! For example, being sick or injured is not always fun, but it can be just the wake-up call you need to transform your life! Health is sacred, but many people take it for granted. As I've said many times in the past, your "WELLth" is your greatest asset. Without it, you don't really have much. An acute healing crisis can teach you this very quickly! (So can chronic health challenges.) 

It's in the midst of pain and suffering, that the ego dies; that you're humbled; and that you truly realize what is important to you. When you hit your knees and surrender; when the tears fall; when the awareness deepens; and when the heart opens; that's when the true healing will really begin! 

You will have to persist! You will have to be brave and sacrifice! Your desire to not only live, but live a 'better life', will have to supersede the desire to stay stuck in your life. You will have to wake up to a whole new you! Yes, pain and suffering are not always fun, but they are part of life!

And... it's often at these points you realize that being broken is what is sometimes needed to become fixed!


Enjoy Your Life!

It is important that you enjoy your life! When you get to the end of it, you ‘re not taking anything with you… except: the memories you have of the things you experienced; the peoples’ lives you touched in various ways; and the significant difference you made during your stay here on this planet! At the end, none of the worries seem to count! None of the material attachments will have much value! None of the “I wish I did…” will be granted!

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Again, enjoy your life!


Does this mean you shouldn’t work hard? Of course not! Work hard; get it done!

Does this mean you shouldn’t care about worldly matters? No! Stand for something!

Does this mean you shouldn’t be responsible and accountable? Nope! Take charge!

Does this mean you shouldn’t take good care of your body? Nada! Honor your body’s temple!

What it means is that when life is approached from a point of love and enjoyment, it will be more complete! You will have “lived fully” and know in your heart that you were here… and so will others!

Speaking of enjoyment, if you want a life-changing wellness retreat experience check this out >>> Fun Retreats!

L.O.V.E. = Spirituality

There are basically two significant driving forces on the planet: Love and Fear. When in the vibration of love, people can serve greater, be at peace with the world, and enjoy their lives. When in fear, people often swim in a constant state of anxiety; are busy yet, very unproductive; and can never seem find peace and enjoyment. Each day, we have to choose what we want to align with- Love or Fear!

Since LOVE is so important to vibrant health and a good life, I have created the ‘L.O.V.E.’ formula to help you choose LOVE each day along the way!

L- Live fully and consciously each day!

O- Own your choices and be accountable!

V- Vow to take good care of yourself!

E- Evolve and keep growing!

Following this simple formula will not only help you achieve a greater things, it will help others do the same. Make the shift; others will eventually follow. So, rise above and spread the L.O.V.E.!

Fitness Does NOT = Health!

A common misconception is that: Fitness = Health.  This is simply not true! People can be fit, but still not be healthy. There are tons of good examples of this, not only in sports (as high as the professional levels), but also pasted all over social media. People equate a fit looking body with total health. It’s NOT! However, being fit is a component of good health. So the equation should read:  Fitness = A Component of Good Overall Health!


I have rehabilitated plenty of “fit people” in my career. Guess what we didn’t focus on too much? Their fitness! Why? They were already fit! However, they were not healthy. So, their rehab programs became lifestyle rehab programs. I had to get them to see that their good level of fitness could not ‘make up’ for what was lacking in the rest of their health regimen (and for some, they didn’t really even have a health regimen, just a fitness regimen).

That being said, I have also had to get some so-called ‘healthy people’ on better fitness regimens. Why? They didn’t have one! They thought the rest of their healthy lifestyle would make up for it. Nope! It doesn’t work this way either! 

I invite you to take a look at your own personal fitness regimen. Do you have one? If not, why not? How about your own overall health regimen? Do you pay attention to the rest of the health equation, or do you tend to use fitness as your ‘Holy Grail’?  The good news is that if you are not happy with your answers, you can always consciously choose to change your actions and behaviors to bring about a healthier you!  

A Simple 3-Step Approach To A Better Life!

Step 1- Learn from the past! Yes, it's important to learn from our past, but not live in the past! Good or bad, things happen. That's life! If it's bad things, move on! It's over! We can't change it, so we need to let go and keep going. If it's good, we still need to do the same thing! Either way, it's important to take time to reflect and process the lessons and experiences we have, but then... move on!   

Step 2- Live in the presentThis is where most of the 'magic' in life happens-- in the now! However, the art of 'self-awareness' appears to be dying. Many people are often so engulfed with their technological devices, or they are multitasking their days away to the point that, they can't truly be present and live in the NOW! Consequently, many people miss out on life's magic moments! Being "present" is the "gift" --not only the gift you receive, but the one you will give to others as well!  

Step 3- Look forward to the futureYou can approach life in one of two ways: either with fear and anxiety (which is draining); or with eager and anticipation (which is fulfilling)! The second approach is the one recommended. Life is much more meaningful when we have something to "look forward to", especially when this something is something fun and engaging!

The takeaway message: Life is what we make it!

Life doesn't happen to us; we create it with Steps 1-3 above!

Keep rising higher!

Much Love,

Dr. SAM’s Next “Health Raiser Retreat” is scheduled for March 2019 Costa Rica


in Costa Rica!

Dr. SAM invites you to come transform your health in paradise on this week-long, all-inclusive, unforgettable, Raw Food Wellness Retreat! If you attend one of these retreats, for one whole week in a Costa Rica paradise, you will experience:

  • BREATHTAKING Waterfalls!

  • FUN and Challenging Jungle Hikes!

  • BEAUTIFUL Exotic Beaches!

  • TANTALIZING Fruits and other Delicious Tropical Food Delights!

  • QIGONG, YOGA & CORRECTIVE EXERCISE Classes to Improve Posture & Overall Fitness!

  • PRIVATE Individual Bodywork Sessions to Eliminate Chronic Pain & Dysfunction!

  • TONS of Daily Action and ADVENTURE!


Participants who attended these retreats often report:


  • Looking and Feeling YOUNGER!

  • HEALTHY Weight Loss and Detoxification!

  • BETTER Focus and Concentration!

  • ENHANCED Digestion!

  • CLEARER Vision!

  • IMPROVED Strength, Flexibility, and Overall Fitness!

  • A Greater Sense of Being CONNECTED to Self, Others, and The Planet!

If you want to experience a wellness retreat that is truly unique and that will leave you feeling recharged, rejuvenated, and regenerated, this is a MUST ATTEND event!

Get more details here >>> Retreat Details