Put You in Your Place

If you know me, you know I don’t go in for the woo woo. It’s not that I don’t think there’s the possibility of magic, the supernatural and what not. It’s that I simply don’t care. As in, it makes no difference to me one way or the other. So, with that said, this post […]

The 100th Came and Went

This post is about laurels. Specifically, whether it’s worth resting on them or not. Incidentally, for this post I (very) briefly checked into the etymology of the phrase “resting on your laurels.” Something about a crown made from laurels given to victorious athletes. Per usual, the Greeks started it and the Romans stole it from […]

The Challenge of Challenging

My most recent YouTube video documents a self-inflicted challenge I completed a few days ago. (More on the ‘self-inflicted’ part in a bit.) The challenge, conceived by David Goggins, is called “4X4X48” and it goes like this: Run 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours. So…I started on Thursday (May 7), running 4 miles […]

That Time I Turned Off YouTube Comments.

You know when you do something that feels so right on the money that you say to yourself “I should’ve done this years ago!”? That happened to me a month ago when I returned to YouTube. But, being back on YouTube wasn’t what was ‘so right.’ It was my decision to turn off the comment […]

The Thriving Mind.

Perhaps it’s good to briefly write about the mechanics of stress. Short story: Stress is a good thing when delivered to us in a measured way. I call it the Goldilocks of Stress. Just the right amount, just the right quality. And yes, that goes for chairs, beds and porridge too. Too much stress and […]

THIS is what we train for.

THIS is why I hammer home my small steps approach. THIS is why I talk about self-care. THIS is why I talk about keeping your stress down and your strength up. Ultimately, it’s never really about a scale weight or a per-minute mile pace. It’s about living long, full lives. It’s about things like the […]

Lose the Wait

Spoiler alert. This is one mundane post. It’s about stuff. But it’s also about getting going. I’m assuming you caught the pun on weight/wait, right? If not, take a moment. In any case, you’ll quickly realize that this post is about wait and weight. Our culture is all about weight loss. People think the keto […]

Are you a Sideliner or a Backburner?

Because of what I do, I’m hyper aware of trends, behaviors, and habits in the happy living arena. I pay close attention to what works and doesn’t work for people, and especially what stops people from living life on their terms. (My approach removes these obstacles, but I gotta know what we’re up against, dig?) […]

New Year. NOT New You.

I have a love/hate relationship with each new year. I love our yearly New Year’s Eve party. I hate cleaning up after it. I love the sense of starting over. I hate that it’s all made up and that we wait for each new year to kick our own asses into gear (let’s face it, […]

Times Like These

Holidays. Crazy-busy work week. Birth of a child. Death of a loved one. Marriage. Divorce. What do all of these have in common? What are times like these? They are all times that disrupt routine, regular life, what we do most days. They are times that kick us out of what we’re used to. Some […]