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  • Writer's pictureDr. Francis Battisti & Dr. Helen Battisti

The Zone - Volume 15

As these times of unchartered waters continue, the charting of each of our individual and collective journey needs to be re-formulated. Similar to boating, when you are steering a boat in unfamiliar waters, without charts, you draw on all the resources available to you. These may include: your past experiences, your depth finder, your visual perspective, assistance from other boaters, on and off your boat, and your gut instincts. We also must remain vigilant, in the observation of our surroundings, as we proceed on our uncharted path forward. In our present lives, charting our course for the next period will require each person to reflect on where we want to be and what needs to happen to get us there. This life-enhancing process involves active commitment, dedication, reflection of past experiences, acknowledgement of personal strengths, recognition of pitfalls and a willingness to be flexible with your personal chart for the inevitable detours.


Key Takeaways

  • This is a time of critical uncharted waters.

  • Developing a reformulated course for your life is essential.

  • Draw on present and future resources to chart your future.

Best Practices

  • Reflect on your strengths and how you have used them to move yourself forward to this point in your life.

  • Provide balanced nutrition to your gut so that it can be trusted.

  • Have the right people involved who have critical knowledge of the situation.

Things to Limit

  • Procrastination.

  • Binging on junk food.

  • Isolation.


Quote of the Week

“Four steps to achievement. Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.”

~ William A. Ward


In summary, in order to pursue a fulfilling life, each of us needs to be the captain of our ship. Realizing that this position carries a responsibility for not only navigating ourselves, but others as well. Preparation and execution for our shared future is a foundational principle of a quality life.

Be well,

Dr. Francis L. Battisti, PhD and Dr. Helen E. Battisti PhD

The paraDocs

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The paraDocs are Dr. Francis L. Battisti, PhD, Psychotherapist, Distinguished Psychology Professor and former Executive V.P and Chief Academic Officer and Dr. Helen E. Battisti PhD, RDN, CDN, Chief Nutrition Officer at SpNOD, Health Promotion Specialist, Research and Clinical Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and former Assistant Professor.

We have developed "The ZONE", because that is exactly where you want to be during this pandemic. A place of focused attention to doing exactly what needs to be done to get you to where you need to be. The purpose of The Zone is to provide a nationally distributed weekly mental-health and nutrition tip-sheet during times of change.

If you would like to get copies of The ZONE that you may have missed or if you know someone that would like to start receiving The ZONE, please signup today... It's free and you can unsubscribe anytime.

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