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  1. There is an old Buddhist proverb that says "When the student is ready the teacher will appear". This student is indeed ready. As I continue my Timeless You program with Dr. Deepak Chopra we explore the wisdom of Mindful Eating and again I find myself informed and inspired by Chopra's expertise on the subject. We have all heard the saying that "we are what we eat" and in this episode among other things we learn about the many benefits of drinking water for the body and the mind. One would think that by now I would know more about this topic. Let's just say, I didn't know what I didn't know. A few years ago my friend's mother was rushed by ambulance to the hospital after she collapsed at a family gathering. It seems that she had complained about feeling weak and light headed just moments before she fainted. The doctor on duty at the nearby E.R. examined my friend's mom and quickly diagnosed her as severely dehydrated. She was hooked up to intravenous fluids and spent the next few hours regaining her strength when she should have been celebrating with her family. Upon discharge the physician explained to my friend and her elderly mom the importance of staying well hydrated. He added that if people drank more water on a daily basis many emergency room visits could be avoided. He added too that other ailments such as memory problems and bladder infections can be related symptoms of dehydration. While I found this information interesting, at the time I didn't apply it to my own life. I've never been a big water drinker, I hate to admit it but when I am thirsty I usually reach for a sports drink or worse a diet soda. Deepak Chopra's Mindful Eating episode couldn't come at a better time for me. In my quest to make this 6th decade of life a healthy one. I have committed to nourishing my body, my mind and my spirit in a healthier manner. I am absolutely amazed at the evidence of drinking water and Deepak's formula for suggested consumption amounts is simple math: body weight divided by 2, so.... my weight is 140 lbs. divide that number by 2 and you get 70 . So for me the recommended amount is 70 ounces of fluid per day and the best part of all of this is that you start to feel the benefits immediately. Click on the link below for a complete list and drink up! Http://www.finallyfinishing.com