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Welcome to Our October Issue

Dr. Deka Rodger ND, MBA

Dr. Deka Rodger ND, MBA

My thoughts for the month…

As the tide comes in, it also goes out. As the sun rises, it also sets; and as the rains come, the rains go and the sun shines again. As we know, life is a series of ups and downs and ins and outs. The fulfilled person knows this and learns to live with it. The idea, of course, is to live our lives healthy, happy and successfully so when the “tides” do change, we barely notice, but sometimes they are more noticeable depending on what is happening in your lives.

The older we are the more we have to deal with our families and friends being diagnosed with a disease or their time on earth has come to an end. It’s more of a shock and heartache when someone very close to you (and much younger) dies. This was the case when my younger sister lost her life to the treatments of cancer…only to be informed this week that my other sister has now been diagnosed with this disease.

For too many people, getting knocked down is the end of their world, but only because they don’t get back up. Often they stay down for fear of being knocked down again. Especially when one is sick and the treatment they are receiving does not seem to be making them better, it is heart wrenching to see people go through this and give up.


Personally speaking, the worst thing that ever happened to me has made the greatest, positive difference in my life. What happens to us is not nearly as important as how we choose to view it and that is what I have had to tell my sister.


In business, as well as in one’s personal life, I see many people who just won’t get back up. That is failure personified! Whatever has gone wrong, whatever has happened, get up and get on with it. Be determined, motivated, and have the will to get onto the other side because most of the time it will happen, but you must want it with all your heart.


When you were learning to walk, and you fell down on your butt, you continually, pulled yourself back up and you attempted to walk again and again and again. You didn’t give up and it didn’t matter how many times you fell down. Your parents even assisted, coached and motivated you to keep trying until you were eventually able to do it on your own. It’s the exact same process with everything that comes across your path of life. Try, try and try again until you succeed in whatever battle you are in at this moment in time. 


So you got knocked down...get up and keep going because happiness and success is your birthright!!

Dr. Deka Rodger ND, MBA

Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong. ~ Muhammad Ali  

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