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

The Zone - Volume 17

The path to a resilient lifestyle is one that consistently needs to be reviewed for the natural ups and downs of the terrain. Starting out on a new path we frequently are full of hope, excitement, and anticipation for where it may take us. As our journey continues, there are frequently unexpected occurrences and feelings that may be experienced. Sometimes these feelings become overwhelming and discourage us from continuing on our path. When this happens, it is a critical juncture on the path. This juncture is when the opportunity to grow stronger is present. To this end we may choose to pause on our path and review the landscape. This pause can be the perfect time to reassess your path in order to discontinue some items and re-map our path. This mini transition can be frustrating, as it slows our progress momentarily, but it is essential to the success of the journey and will occur multiple times along the way. This transition gets us ready to continue the journey and may include letting some things go, reflection, networking, new experiences and new learnings.


Key Takeaways

  • The path to a resilient lifestyle is full of uneven and unexpected terrain.

  • Pausing along the way can be frustrating, however it is essential, and will occur multiple times along the way.

  • Having a conscious awareness of our journey is key to success.

Best Practices

  • Stay hydrated. This means, daily 6-8 cups of fluid for women and 7-9 cups of fluid for men.

  • Be a prophet of Bloom not Gloom.

  • Make connections with others.

Things to Limit

  • “Throwing in the towel”

  • Excessive alcohol consumption because it can contribute to dehydration.

  • Sitting and staying in one-place for too long.


Quote of the Week

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over just sitting there.”

~ Will Rogers


In summary, our process of thinking is so important to our intended accomplishment. If we keep thinking that we are waiting for all the changes impacting today’s world to stop, this line of thinking will defeat us. The evolution of the pandemic is demonstrating for us that we need to continue living, however different it may be, if we are going to grow and continue on our path. Although we may be tired of forging our way, as we move forward, this is what will lead us to a fulfilling 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.

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