Last year I wrote a book on goal setting.  I am now in the process of editing that book.  As I edit, I will post excerpts here on my blog.  This is from chapter four:


Latin to the rescue

We tend to freak out when we hear the word, diet.  There is no reason to freak out.  A little Latin will help.

The English word diet is from the Latin word dies.  Dies means day.  Diet simply refers to how you live each day.

Look at your eating habits.  I recommend you write down what you are eating each day.  Track your intake for a week.

Are you eating too much junk food every day?  Consuming multiple sodas every day?  Are you parked out on the couch mindlessly munching bags of potato chips?  That is a bad diet.

Are you eating fruits and veggies most days?  Are you drinking water instead of sugary drinks?  Are you limiting your sugar and junk food intake?  That is a good diet.

It really is not what you eat now and then that hurts or helps you.  It is your daily diet that helps you or hurts you.  What counts is what you eat, and what you do daily.


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If you are interested in learning Latin, you can go through the classes on my site 24/7.  I recommend the book Lingua Latina by Hans Ørberg.  If you tackle the book and find yourself bogged down, you may find the classes on my site helpful.  To join, just click here:

If you want a more professionally filmed experience, check out the best-selling DVD series: Visual Latin.

Or, if you want to skip Latin, and just jump right into learning English words from Latin and Greek roots, you may enjoy the series Word Up!  Warning.   Word Up! is a bit wacky.  You will learn a lot… but, you may find yourself rolling your eyes, too.
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