WST 163: FIGHT or FIGHT

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

Bad things happen. But how do we respond when they do? Do we retreat or do we fight, and what happens when we realize we really don’t have a choice in the matter? Also, Taylor Swift and I BOTH broke the internet. BECOME a Patreoner My stress management and habit change courses (includes, nutrition, breath […]

WST 162: Shock Therapy

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

Having something fear-inducing floating in our future, the periodic thought of which shocks us into awareness, helps us stay engaged and never numb. Also, given the choice of solving world hunger or buying twitter, I say Twitter all the way. Throw me a few bucks on Patreon. Small Steppers 12-week program – my ground-breaking stress […]

WST 161: The Conflict of Potential

philosophy, health, wellness, politics

That we can do better than we’re doing creates a conflict. Fact is, we’re not bad, we’re not too old, we do have time. How to resolve this conflict? How to avoid living with the knowledge that we can and want to do better. Also, FODMAP diets? Seriously? Coffee Study Article Throw me a few […]

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 […]