Changing Perception with the OAC Mission: One Mind at a Time

As I reflect on my time spent representing the OAC at various conferences, meetings and in other public forums, I feel many different emotions: The joy of seeing people’s eyes light up when they learn that we are truly here for them to help them find a better, healthier...



Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to our OAC Family! Today is a day for us to reflect on the love, compassion and care that we create as one unified voice. Without all of you, our members, showing us your love and support, we would not be the strong voice that we...



Sifting Through it All

As I began my workout routine this morning, I noticed something on television that I hadn’t noticed in the past. Today was a weight lifting day, so before I started to lift, I looked for something good to watch on TV. Throughout the years, I’ve built myself a decent...



Here’s Why OAC Matters – A Lot

I got an email from a close friend today that reminded me why OAC matters so much. He saw an article I wrote for a church newsletter that delivered some of OAC’s key messages about weight bias and here is what he said. “I really appreciated your article. Among...



Pets – Their Weight Matters Too

I had an interesting experience recently at the vet with my dog Rocky. I had to take him to the vet because his paw was bothering him. The good news was that after some x-rays and an exam, he just has an allergy. What I did find interesting though...



What’s Coming in 2013

In December, we took a look back at the activities and accomplishments of the OAC and our members during 2012.  Now as we start a new year, I thought I would share some of OAC’s plans moving forward into 2013 as well as some of the opportunities and challenges...



People First: Remove the Word “Obese” from Your Dictionary

Going straight to the conclusion, I want you to remove the word obese from your dictionary. Click here for the directions to do it in Microsoft Office. Have you ever noticed that when people talk about health conditions or disabilities, they usually talk about the people separate from the...



Coke and Anti-obesity Ads

As I am sure most of you have seen this week, the media has been highlighting Coca Cola’s new anti-obesity ads. These ads highlight a variety of things, such as Coke’s “140 Calorie” pitch, activity and more. To view one of Coke’s ads, click here. I don’t think there’s...



Stop Sharing and Start Caring

I’ll be the first to admit that I am a “techy” guy. I like technology and I even like it when it doesn’t work because I like figuring out why it isn’t working. There is one thing about technology that I do not like though – the lack of...



Walk in Our Shoes

I would like to take a moment today and respond to a recent New York Times article, titled “Our Absurd Fear of Fat,” written by Paul Campos. Earlier this week, a meta-analysis (combination of several studies) was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. The analysis reviewed...



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