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Happy MLK Day to the dedicated minority!

By Michelle May, M.D.

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better. -Martin Luther King, Jr.martin luther king

Dr. King’s words and actions have inspired the world. Indeed, he was the epitome of the “dedicated minority” just decades ago. Today, on Martin Luther King Day, just log in to twitter.com (speaking of a creative minority that changed the world!), and put #mlk in the search box. You’ll see a beautiful stream of quotes and ideas that inspired these individuals–ironically, shared in a medium that has given them a voice (well a 140 character sound bite anyway!). Indeed, Dr. King made the world better and his words echo still.

His words inspire me to remember that although my little voice of reason is often drowned out by the diet and weight-loss industry, creativity and dedication can change the world.

I have a dream.

Happy Birthday Dr. King!

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About the author

Michelle May, M.D. is a recovered yo-yo dieter and the founder of the Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Programs and Training. She is the award-winning author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: A Mindful Eating Program to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle , winner of seven publishing awards. She is also the author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating, and Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Bariatric Surgery. Michelle shares her compelling message and constructive keynotes with audiences around the country, offers workplace wellness programs, and has trained and licensed hundreds of health professionals to facilitate Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Programs worldwide. She has been featured on Dr. Oz, the Discovery Health Channel, and Oprah Radio, and quoted in Diabetic Living, Fitness, Health, Huffington Post, Parents, Self, USA Weekend, US News & World Report, WebMD and many others. Her personal success story was published in Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul. Michelle cherishes her relationships with her husband, Owen and grown children, Tyler and Elyse. She regularly enjoys practicing yoga and hiking near her home in Phoenix, Arizona. She and Owen, a professional chef, share a passion for gourmet and healthful cooking, wine tasting, photography, and traveling.

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