WST 160: The Puberty Predicament

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

What is normal for our species is often abnormal for society. This can be stress inducing – eating, moving, maturing in “species normal” ways presents as very different from “society normal” ways. Oh, and chess is NEVER horrifying. Throw me a few bucks on Patreon. Small Steppers 12-week program – my ground-breaking stress management and […]

WST 159: Fat Suit

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

Art, acting, writing, Brendan Fraser’s comeback drama, the state of our current education system, and…Slimming World–the UK’s answer to weight watchers. Listen in, it’s gonna be ‘SYNful.’ Oh, and I have a new rap name. Throw me a few bucks on Patreon. Small Steppers 12-week program – my ground-breaking stress management and habit change course: […]

WST 158: Brutal

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

Letting go. Doing what’s best for someone else that is simultaneously the best for you? It can be brutal and right at the same time. Plus, the great scissor power grab, and an absolute mind-blowing discovery about coffee drinkers. Buckle in. Article referenced in this episode Throw me a few bucks on Patreon. USE CODE […]

WST 157: LESS

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

Over consumption of physical and mental nutrition, too much of almost everything is taking us down. Less may be the name of the happiness game. A little stoicism shows up, plus a small steppers way of simplifying. And, Einstein’s theory on HIIT training. Throw me a few bucks on Patreon. USE CODE “summer30” for 30% […]

WST 156: ABD (Always Be Doing)

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

Always Be Doing. Embodying a mindset of action, of being an active participant in your life. Most of the time in control of what you want to do and not do. THIS liberates us from the rut, from the “should cloud” (read my book, Six Truths for more on this). Also, Michael Jordan…Not so great. […]

WST 155: At All Other Times

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

We tend to focus on our mistakes. Give them too much weight and beat ourselves up over them. But…what if we use them, learn from them, and ALSO give ourselves credit for how we’re doing at all other times? And, learn about AMERICA’S WAFFLE. Throw me a few bucks on Patreon. USE CODE “summer30” for […]

WST 154: The Fear of Fear

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

The final installment of my unplanned three-part series on fear. Oh, how much stress we pile on ourselves to avoid stress, but ALSO, how often we live in fear of what we are afraid of, and how far we go and can go to avoid everything that scares us. If you want to throw me […]

WST 153: The Fear of Change

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

Change can be scary. But rigidity, monotony, and militancy are worse. The modern world makes it way too easy to fall into an unchanging, unexciting life. Often, a little intentional ‘change-up’ is what we need to break out and break free. If you want to throw me a few bucks on Patreon. Join my Small […]

WST 152: The Fear of Politics

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

Don’t discuss politics or religion? Apples and oranges – one is absolutely worth discussing, the other, no need. Also, an update on my cholesterol, peanut butter and jelly, and making amends for my cargo pants insult. If you want to throw me a few bucks on Patreon. Join my Small Steppers 12-week program (learn Awareness […]

WST 151: The Throughlines

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

Everything we DON’T have in common is brought to and kept at the surface of our lives. It’s what we focus on, read about, hear about, are subsumed with. But, oh, the profound throughlines that would connect us if we could just take time to notice them. If you want to throw me a few […]