My Blog

14Jun 2016

Dr. David Ludwig wrote an opinion piece for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) last week where he discusses new information from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and it was eye-opening, and well worth considerable concern. According to the opinion piece, if you look at age-adjusted death rates for the […]

10Jun 2016

Mental / emotional toughness vs. spirituality are different, yet related. So let’s tease those out. What does mental toughness mean? My favorite definition is “a collection of attributes that allow a person to persevere through difficult circumstances and emerge without losing confidence”. In other words – grit! What about spirituality? To me, spirituality is searching for […]

09May 2016

Last week the New York Times wrote an article about the long term capability of “The Biggest Loser” participants to keep weight off (not a good track record) and how dieting doesn’t work. According to the Times, the diet industry ‘reacted defensively’ about the article. I considered the piece to be a bit shoddy on […]

17Mar 2016

First, I am going to tell you that I am not a doctor – and, if this become a major issue – see your physician.  What I am going to give you here are some ideas that may assist you in getting a good night’s sleep. Remove sources of ‘Blue Light’ in the bedroom.   Remember when […]

18Feb 2016

OK – honesty time.  I have a hard time staying asleep at night – and, I mean a really hard time.  I can fall asleep at the drop of a hat – but, when 1 – 2 AM rolls around, my eyes are open and it’s like ‘again?’. At least this problem has a name […]

11Feb 2016

Before we start making changes to our habits,  we first need to consider why we want to make these changes. Multiple reasons abound – to look good for a reunion, vacation, and so on. Perhaps it is to get a ‘passive -aggressive’ revenge for someone who jilted us. There are many more examples of this […]

22Jan 2016

I have often wondered how some people get phenomenal results in life, while others seem to float dismally down a river of mediocrity.  Is it education?  Is it being brilliant?  Is it luck? Is it hard work? What is it? Let’s look at education.  I wholeheartedly agree that education is critical to an interesting and […]

19Jan 2016

I am choosing to write today about something a bit different.  This is a Health and Wellness site and not everything in our world is what we eat and how we move. Sure, those things are important – but, how are we emotionally? This time of year we look forward to sunshine and warmer temperatures, […]