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31 Dec

Contest: What Did You Learn This Year?

2009It’s December 31, the last day of the 2000s. It’s always fun, and often quite moving, at times like these to take a look back and remind ourselves how far we’ve come, to recall where and what we were and how and why we are different now. These exercises can seem a little cheesy, but I think they’re quite useful. Some change comes so gradually that you hardly recognize it’s occurring at all. With a little self-reflection you can acknowledge that real change has occurred, be proud of it and own it, and then commit to further personal growth.

I was inspired by this Mark’s Daily Apple forum thread. In it forum user bonesheal asked, “What did YOU learn this year?” Seeing that Mark’s Daily Apple may have played a small part in raising the consciousness of the people that responded makes the experiment that is MDA all worth it. I started MDA over 3 years ago now with the goal to, as I say, empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigatng, discussing and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be trued about health and wellness. I’m thrilled to see that people are doing just that. And I look forward to continuing to provide the resources and this forum for change.

At this time I’d like to echo bonesheal and ask, What did you learn this year? List and share your thoughts in the comment board.

I’ll be choosing one lucky commenter at random to win the Primal Holiday Package. This contest ends when the Primal Holiday offer ends – Dec. 31, midnight.

Check back tomorrow for an all new contest! Grok on!

You want comments? We got comments:

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  1. There are volumes that could be filled with what I learned this year.

    On Feb 7, I weighed over 240 pounds and ate whatever processed crap I felt like. I’ve had a sedentary desk job for over 15 years, I got virtually no regular exercise and my body showed it.

    On Feb 8, I had a minor heart attack which rang the wake-up alarm for me. I started eating only natural foods, eventually got on an exercise plan, and discovered MDA. While my wife thinks I’ve joined some kind of cult, she can’t argue with the results – 30 lbs lost so far, coupled with significant increase in muscle mass, energy and improved mood.

    In short, what I learned was that it’s never too late to change your body or your life!

    Brian wrote on January 4th, 2010

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