Balancing Act: A Guide to Practicing Dynamic Balance describes my awakening as a 21-year-old, 360-pound, depressed college student. At my worst I was morbidly obese, drinking a half-gallon of coffee a day, smoking a pack and a half a day, abusing drugs and alcohol, and generally headed toward self-destruction.
This blog reveals the insights and details the systems that I discovered as I transformed myself into a successful psychiatrist, and most importantly a better person. Through the application of these practices, I’ve managed to lose over 180 pounds, quit smoking, and am completely sober for the first time in my adult life. I am healthier now at 48 years old than I have ever been and continue to achieve personal bests. I could not be any happier with who I am or more excited about where I am heading.
This project addresses all aspects of wellness and focuses on the dynamic process of balancing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. My objective is to share key principles and solutions to help others attain self-fulfillment. I am confident I can help people with their struggles because I have encountered and overcome many of those same challenges myself. I believe that the power and unique nature of our message stems from combining personal experience with clinical training, empirical evidence, and proven results.
I can truly say that I am living a dream. Many of the personal and professional goals I had set for myself have been surpassed long ago, and now I find myself on the verge of fulfilling yet another: putting this project together with my brother and co-author Bradley. Many people have guided me along the way and contributed to my evolution. My desire is to pay it forward: to share what I have learned to help others become who they most want to be.
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Dr. Jeffrey Uy grew up in Honolulu, HI and graduated from Punahou School. He received his BA in Biology from Johns Hopkins University and his MD from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center and served as Chief Resident in his final year. He went on to join the faculty at USC Keck School of Medicine as an Assistant Clinical Professor and received multiple teaching awards during his time there. He is currently employed as a Medical Director with Optum Behavioral Health and is a volunteer member of the Community Faculty program for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. He is a novice tennis player, avid snowboarder, loyal son, grateful brother, obedient husband, proud father, and aspiring author.