12 Commonalities A Harvard Doctor Found In “Health Outliers” Who Had Radical Remissions

  1. What are my triggers? In what situations or circumstances do I struggle the most to stick to my guns? Can I avoid these or prepare better for them?
  2. What is the vision I have for my life- something so inspiring, I would sacrifice immediate pleasure to attain it? What will help me to achieve that? What might prevent it?
  3. Who can I trust to counsel me in this situation? Who can I call who’ll support instead of undermining me?
  4. What “reward” can I give myself for following through? Make it meaningful and immediate. Contact with someone you care about? Play a favorite song? Something that makes you feel great.
  5. What will help me understand my value and worth and see the importance and goodness that I bring into the world?
  6. Why did I decide to make this change in my life? Remember your reasons. Recall your vision of the life, the healthy body, you really want. Let yourself feel it.



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Lissa Rankin, MD

Lissa Rankin, MD

Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine, The Fear Cure, and The Anatomy of a Calling.