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 […]

WST 080: Daily Podcasting or Possibly

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

Daily podcasting for a while, or at least mostly. For reasons explained in the podcast. I’m not going to list them here. Geesh, are you lazy or something? Support me on Patreon Find me: (resort) Health Made Simple Podcast Music:iTunes | Limited Edition, hand-letterpressed CD! See me live:Oakland Veg Fest (Oakland, CA, […]

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 […]

WST 071: Anti-Eliticism and a Three Day Water Fast

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

Substantial nutritional advice In the world is actually geared toward elite athleticism–often not applicable toward regular folks. Good to recognize this, and listen up to know why. Also…a play by play of my 3 day water fast. Support me on Patreon My videos now on VIMEO! Health Made Simple (8 week Healthy Eating Training) […]

I’ve Got This Funny Feeling

[Pre-blog note: The documentary on my band, The Sid Hillman Quartet (called “Round About Way”) is now public on Vimeo. Check it out if for no other reason than to watch me smoke a cigarette. Fret not…the cigarette was 100% plant-based.] On to the blog post…. I talk and write a ton about how knowing […]

Staying Alive vs. Feeling Alive.

There are two camps in the healthy/happy living arena: those who incorporate healthy habits in order to stay alive, and those who incorporate healthy habits to feel alive. I’m guessing you know which camp I really love and which I really don’t. From the outside the two camps do some of the same stuff, but […]

The Questions We’re Not Asking…

I’ve been doing this a while–nutrition, health coaching, teaching my small steps approach. With each passing year, I realize how crucial my philosophy background is in my approach. At the time I graduated from college with a BA in philosophy, I had no plans whatsoever to pursue a career in nutrition and health. I had […]

WST 049: Rip Off the Band-Aid

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

We live in a band-aid culture. We love covering the symptoms in order to avoid looking at the real problems. This goes for health, politics, education, you name it. In this episode, I frickin’ name it. BRAND NEW SID HILLMAN QUARTET ALBUM, “ROUND ABOUT WAY”:iTunes | Limited Edition, hand-letterpressed CD! Support me on Patreon – […]

WST 031: Human vs. Lizard

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

We are a species of two brains. Human vs. Lizard. The answer to which brain wins out most days is an answer worth finding out. And…wtf with Dungeons and Dragons. Support me on Patreon Health Made Simple (8 week Healthy Eating Training) (my life-changing, 12 week program) (Sign up for my mailing list!) […]

WST 025: All or nothing. And nothing.

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

I’ve heard it time and time again. “I’m an all or nothing person.” Turns out, you’re not. And for more than one reason. Please O’ please support me on Patreon My Small Steppers Coaching System Buy My Stuff: Merch Books Upcoming Speaking Gigs: Fort Lauderdale VegFest (Ft. Lauderdale, FL, December 1) Santa Cruz VegFest […]