I had the honor of interviewing Dr. Dale Bredesen, PhD. for my top-ranked podcast, The MISOGI Method – Experience a New Comfort Zone.
Dr. Bredesen has been researching the causes of and the methods for eliminating Alzheimer’s disease. It has taken him three decades, but it has been worth his perseverance.
Dr. Bredesen has proven that if you continuously step far outside your comfort zone, you can achieve amazing things.
And Dr.Bredesen has by finding a way to reverse Alzheimer’s. As of this blog and our interview, he has been successful with more than 200 patients.
My own father developed Alzheimer’s in his 80s, which makes this interview very personal for me. As a result, I am on a recode protocol diet that is designed to slow down any onset of cognitive decline should I be genetically disposed. The question for me is, do I get tested for the dreaded gene? I am still thinking about it.
If you or a loved one has, or is predisposed to developing Alzheimer’s, please listen to my interview with Dr. Bredesen.
Additionally, if you know of someone who has this disease in their family, please pass on the interview.
Further, if you have doctor friends who treat Alzheimer’s patients, they too can benefit from Dr. Bredesen’s research and by reading about and sharing his solutions with their patients.
You can also buy Dr. Bredesen’s bestselling book, The End of Alzheimer’s on Amazon.
My dream is for Alzheimer’s to be wiped out on this planet so that we can all have peak cognitive function throughout our lifetimes. I believe, through Dr. Bredensen’s research and application that we will get there as a society in my lifetime.
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BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR CAN BE LONELY SOMETIMES. YOU’RE EITHER RUNNING AN UP-AND-COMING ENTERPRISE, OR YOU ARE THE ENTERPRISE. AND AS A SOLOPRENEUR, THE LONELINESS CAN CREEP IN MORE OFTEN.
SO HOW DO YOU STAY MOTIVATED, INSPIRED, ACTION ORIENTED WHEN YOU FEEL OVERWHELMED, LONELY AND UNENTHUSED?
You put some fun on your calendar!
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[Following is a volunteer review of “The MISOGI Method” by Jody B. Miller.]
4 out of 4 stars
Jody B. Miller hypothesizes that if you try to do something way outside your comfort zone, you are more self-actualized than you were when you started. Dictionary.com provides this definition for self-actualizing: “The achievement of one’s full potential through creativity, independence, spontaneity, and a grasp of the real world.”
Miller is a go-getter person and has thought long and hard about the ancient Japanese purification ritual called MISOGI – standing naked in a stream of ice-cold water. She has developed a modern and more suitable method for the time. The MISOGI Method is written in an easy to read, conversational style. It includes Miller’s revelation that she believes her personality was developed by playing outside as a child with no adult’s present. The kids were inclusive, and everyone was welcome to play – they were needed to play. She says they negotiated what games to play and who would have the starring parts, which all contributed to learning life skills of evaluating risks, visualizing, and innovative thinking.
Miller mentions sardines and hopscotch, which were two of my favorite games back in the day. The book contains a thorough description of Miller’s street-playing childhood and how she came to develop her MISOGI Method, which is an entertaining story in its own right. It includes many interviews with people who practice Miller-style MISOGI and records the effect it has had on them. She spends some time defining the difference between traditions and rituals because in discovering what is important to us, we come to know ourselves better. She provides work-sheets at the end of each chapter to encourage the reader to undertake some self-assessment. She suggests that writing by hand increases your intelligence, memory, creativity, and allows you to analyze, amplify, and consider.
To begin with, you need to know yourself, and then you can decide what your grand adventure in life will be. Even if you do not finish your MISOGI, like climbing Mount Everest, you will still gain the benefits. Miller is an Application Theorist and utilized her professional skills to design and develop The MISOGI Method: doing historical research, she discovered that play is vital in promoting feelings of achievement. She was able to maintain, preserve, and add value to digital research data in relevant studies. Miller also uses her own and other’s experiences of positive change.
I enjoyed learning about the MISOGI Method and realized I had a MISOGI experience when I joined the OnLine Book Club in 2018. I had always wanted to write, but my grammar was non-existent, and I had lived all my life, believing that writing was not for me. But with much trepidation, I started writing book reviews over a year ago, and now I write with confidence and feel empowered.
I rate The MISOGI Method 4 out of 4 stars for its enthusiasm, excellent writing, and clarity of thought. I do not rate it 3 out of 4 stars because of the superior and thorough research, and the masterful printing and layout of the book. I only found one small error, and believe the writing to be professionally edited. I found nothing to dislike. I recommend it to everyone over the age of twelve as we all want to become self-actualized and be the best that we can be. – Abacus
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[Following is a volunteer review of “The MISOGI Method” by Jody B. Miller.]
4 out of 4 stars
By Gabriela A.
The MISOGI Method – A method for a better life
Jody B. Miller, the author of the book, inspired by her life discovered a method to bring happiness in work and life.
The book is about this method, called MISOGI. Everything is explained very clear, step-by-step.
The book is very well written and has five parts. Part one explains, “What is MISOGI and where does it come from”. Part two presents “The benefits of a MISOGI”. Part three outlines “How to find your MISOGI”. Part four instructs you, “How to do your MISOGI” and the part five teaches, “Making it last”. Moreover, the book contains MISOGI interviews and TEDx Talk transcript.
The author discovered that “having free time to play can set you up for an exciting journey of exploration, learning, reflection, discovery self-reliance, mathematical and business prowess, emotional intelligence and openness to what the world has to offer.” Based on this idea, Jody B Miller researched and developed “The MISOGI method” several years and implemented in her life with excellent results in health, work and relationships.
Inspired by an old Japanese ritual, called MISOGI, Jody B. Miller adapted and evolved a new, modern MISOGI method. The MISOGI has rules and is something that every person can choose to be changed for the better and for the long run.
As an Application Theorist and using examples from her life, the author convincingly explains the method to increase the level of happiness, joy and love, the MISOGI method.
To understand better who you are and who you want to become, the author invites you to write your own reflections, in special places in the book. In this way, the book is an instrument to do MISOGI.
If you want to find happiness and your purpose in your life, then you should choose to do a MISOGI. That means that you need to accept challenging yourself outside the outer most limits of your comfort zone.
To find your MISOGI, you must go through a transformation process, to know you, to accept you as you are and to love you. The author guides you and helps you to understand you and find your MISOGI.
It was a pleasure to read this book and I recommend it to anyone who wants to have a better life and wants to become a better person. This is the reason to rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. – Gabriela A.
Learn the latest behavioral research in this interview with Dr. Yannis Papastamatiou of Florida International University on the latest episode of The MISOGI Method. Ranked as high as #5 on iTunes Society and Culture.
“Miller explains five factors that assist people to transform their suffering into a positive change as hope, personal control, social support, forgiveness, and spirituality. Miller shares the narrative of several men and women who experienced gut and heart wrenching pain alongside insurmountable obstacles but were victorious in the long run.
I found each story to be emotionally moving; the pain described whether emotional or physical was easily palpable. However, the magnanimous decisions made by the individuals who had experienced the insurmountable obstacle never failed to amaze me. Miller’s sharing of Andy Wirth’s mishap during a skydiving adventure cured me of my fleeting wish to one day go skydiving just for fun. I loved every story shared in this book. I appreciated the summary of takeaways that the author provided with each chapter.
The book reads as a well-edited text. The readability of the book flowed seamlessly despite one or two minor grammatical errors. Without hesitation, I rate Jody B. Miller’s From Drift to Shift a page-turner that earns 4 out of 4 stars. It is a thought-provoking, inspirational, easy-to-read book. I would recommend this book for readers who enjoy reading memoirs, inspirational and spiritually uplifting narratives. One of keepsake many keepsake sentences I would cherish from this text is, “Live a life of love and joy regardless of what you have to face.” – P.R.
I read Grant Cardone’s book The 10x Rule, because I thought it might be similar to my newest book, The MISOGI Method. And while Cardone promotes going for 10X the goals you set out for yourself, his book relates it to everything you do. I think this is admirable and inspirational, but I’m not sure I can 10X everything in my life, all at once. And I’m not sure I equate it with success or failure. Life is not black and white. It always comes at us in shades.
I prefer to unplug and listen to the inner me to find the one big reach that can change my life for the better. And then go through the MISOGI Method process of pursuing that reach. The cool part is, that even if you don’t fully achieve your MISOGI, you haven’t failed.
Step one is to unplug and reflect. Our truest desires often develop when we played, unsupervised, as a child. When we go back and tap into that freedom, we often find what we really love most, and too often have set aside due to parental or societal expectations, money or self-imposed pressures. It requires reflection and intuition.
Which brings me to The 5-Second Rule by Mel Robbins. When I was chosen from a long list of applicants to deliver my TEDx talk, the organizers told me I reminded them of Mel Robbins. Well, she’s much more animated on stage than I am, but I loved the compliment.
Mel’s main message is to make big decisions in 5-seconds or you won’t make them. She talks about gut feelings. Cardone says do 10x as much. One follows instinct or intuition, and the other big leaps.
My book, The MISOGI Method wants you to find that One. Big. Thing. that you can go for to transform your life for the better. It won’t happen in 5-seconds and it won’t require you to 10X everything you do. But once you’ve found your MISOGI, the results will last much longer than 5 seconds and you will probably end up doing 1000x what you thought you could.
You’ll realize the possible in your life….and then you’ll probably want to do another one.
I know you’ll enjoy The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone, and The 5-Second Rule by Mel Robbins, and if you’re anything like me and love Self-Help, Transformational and Motivational roadmaps, then consider grabbing my latest book The MISOGI Method, you won’t be sorry.