As summer winds down and everyone gets back into the regular pace of the school year, I'm thinking back to the start of summer when I went on one of the best vacations of my life. It was my first beach vacation in years. Why was this vacation so good? It was the nondoing and the nonthinking. We spent a lot of time on the beach, and it was nice to do nothing and go nowhere. No agendas or plans. … More
It’s great to be friendly with other people at the gym — to do your part to create a welcoming, encouraging atmosphere. I’ve written about this in the past, and it really is the people who make your gymgoing experience special. Just because you're friendly, however, doesn't mean you're confident at the gym. Even the tiniest insecurities can bubble up to the surface each time you walk through the … More
I’ve never tried a 5-hour Energy shot, Red Bull or Monster energy drink. I gave up soft drinks before high school, and I don’t have a Starbucks habit. I sometimes purchase herbal/decaf tea and decaf coffee.* Chocolate is the only caffeine-containing food or beverage I don’t avoid. Because, well, chocolate. And I typically don’t notice much of a buzz from chocolate. Anyways... I avoid caffeine … More
I’m exploring practical, sustainable approaches to daily living.
It’s easy to overcomplicate our lives when it comes to food, exercise and more, but simple habits and the right outlook can help us design our days with more meaningful priorities. Let’s figure out how to do more of what we love to do. More...