We’ve all said it, “just one (cookie, slice of pizza, pint of ice cream…) won’t hurt.”. In some cases that is absolutely true. If it really is just one, once in a while, it won’t hurt. If your nutrition is already mostly on point, and you exercise regularly, then yes, enjoying life on occasion, Read More
When people comment to me about how I eat or look or exercise or spend my time, I often want to reply with stellar sarcasm. For example, one day walking back into my office with a Whole Foods bag in hand, a random gentleman said, “Ah, eating healthy! That’s the way to go, that’s, Read More
Focusing on instantaneous results heightens self-imposed pressure. We can’t mess up because we need to exude flawless strength so we can lead and win, now. Caught in the short game, we become more easily frustrated with our losses, mistakes, relationships (or lack thereof), our jobs, our pay, our…whatever it is we don’t have that we think we want.
Focusing on the short-game, may seem more pleasurable. But what it’s really doing is setting us up for long-term pain. It’s like an addiction. We need and more and more instant gratification to sustain our sense of enough-ness and purpose. Or rather fill a void that only these two things can fill. The long game is your purpose which brings you your sense of enough-ness. The long-game is the meaning and magic in life. The long-game is living.
If you haven’t already noticed, your skin takes a hit when you’re stressed. Anecdotally we’ve known this for centuries, but western science is just starting to discover the reasons behind the mind-body connection. From what we know now, a lot of it has to do with hormones. Yes, those sensitive, sometimes pesky, not-so-little, Read More
In business, in fitness, in health, in life, in anything requiring effort, we want there to be, well, no effort. It’s natural to want rewards without the sacrifices. Sacrifice sucks. Effort is work. Rewards are pleasurable. Who wouldn’t want more of the latter and less of the former? The trouble is, there is no, Read More
Children and adolescents in low-income and poverty-stricken homes and environments are at a greater risk for poor well-being throughout the course of their lives. TODAY you can join me in doing something to help: Consider this a special edition of this wellness blog. The negative effects of poverty and near-poverty on well-being extend to, Read More
Tomorrow, June 1, we’ll be halfway through 2017. Reality check time. How are you doing with that New Year’s resolution of yours? Is it a bit dusty? Did you toss it in the recycling bin back in February to save it for next year?
I wasted many years feeling crappy about myself. I know what it’s like to look in the mirror and hate what you see; take inventory of your life and not like the path you’re on. The antidote, everyone said, was self-esteem. I needed some. Well, let’s get real, not just some, a lot. People, Read More
No matter how much you want the results of regular exercise, motivation yourself to start can be hard. Keeping yourself motivated can, at times, seem equally challenging. So how do you do it? How do you motivate yourself to start and stick with the actions that get you the desired results? Here are five tips.
Let’s start by getting real: Shit happens. Big or small, personal or professional, spiritual, or physical or financial…Any area of your life can be hit with adversity. And that’s a good thing, if you’re brave enough to look at it this way. Adversity, however big or small, is a chance for you to strengthen, Read More