The Power of Lifestyle Changes

Many patients have said, "Having a heart attack was the best thing that ever happened to me," or "Being diagnosed with cancer was a blessing." How can that be? "Because that's what it took to get my attention, to begin changing my life in ways that enabled me to rediscover love, to clarify my values and what's important to me, and to experience inner sources of peace, joy, and well-being that I might have missed otherwise." Illness can be a doorway for transforming our lives, beyond just changing diet and lifestyle.

Speakers: Dean Ornish
Festival: 2006

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