I Bought A Sandwich Today

I’ve been staring at the inside of my refrigerator for about five months now. And today, I bought a sandwich. It’s a turkey panini. Fully opposite of what I’ve come to know as my normal dietary intake of plants. I felt like a criminal. Or an alcoholic. Not to say I was afraid of being […]

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick

Stop the epidemic of inactivity! 80% of Americans don’t get even 20 minutes of moderate activity every day! 50% of people who start an exercise program quit within a few months. I need a math scholar to tell me what that means statistically. But it looks like a lot of people want to exercise, they […]

Me and David Sedaris on the Trails

I have this iteration of my life where I write and speak like David Sedaris — but only in my voice. I think this is not such an outrageous fantasy because David shares the same penchant for imagining fame and notoriety as I do. Until I started listening to him, I didn’t know this was […]

Right Up There

I had a therapist tell me she would not answer my call until I rang her 5 minutes late. She was challenging my perfectionist nature to sleep at night knowing I did not make an appointment on time. This was about 20 years ago, and I have not given myself such a robust dare since. […]

Vote For Your Brain

Vote For Your Brain I miss those days when a bagel and cream cheese was a healthy food option — Man, I miss a bagel and cream cheese!–  I miss Teddy Grahams and Cheezits.  I miss not having to read the food label for every item outside the produce aisle. I miss the freedom of […]

Knowledge is Power

Knowledge is power I’ve been journaling since I was 13-years old. That’s about 32  years’ worth of journal-writing that says almost nothing. I’m not judging really. I’m just saying. They really say nothing. I’m listening to a book by Jim Kwik, the memory guru, called Limitless. It’s about memory and being smarter, with personal growth […]

Anchors Away!

Since coming out, I’ve had some great thyroid, and state-of-the-medical-system, and healthy-living conversations. I love hearing other people’s health success stories. Some friends loaned me a book, called Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans, I think should be required reading for every high school and college student (or every 55-year-old looking to […]