Starting from Scratch

It felt good. Today was the first time in eight weeks I did some exercise. It wasn't much, just 15 minutes on my recumbent stationary bike, and at quite a slow pace. Even though it felt like I was starting all over, it felt good. It will take a while to get back to my … Continue reading Starting from Scratch

This Probably Has Some Meaning, But I’m Not Sure What That Would Be

My wife and I were out driving the other day, and I made the observation to her that whenever I saw two people out walking together, it was always either a man and a woman, or two women. It was never two guys. And most of the time, by far, it was two women. We … Continue reading This Probably Has Some Meaning, But I’m Not Sure What That Would Be

Dan Missed the Most Obvious Solution Here…

It's been two weeks, so that must mean it's time for another "Ask Dan Ariely" post, and fortunately, Dan and the Wall Street Journal came through. Here is this week's email that caught my attention: Dear Dan, I know it’s not good for my health to sit at my desk all day without breaks, so … Continue reading Dan Missed the Most Obvious Solution Here…

Another Hat Tip to Seth Godin

It's been a while since I wrote about one of Seth Godin's blog posts, even though I read it every day. It seems like many of his posts are a variation on a common set of themes. Since I have read so many of his posts over the years, I often recognize what the thrust … Continue reading Another Hat Tip to Seth Godin

Frustrated? Here’s How to Put an End to Such a Feeling in Five Seconds…

We've all experienced frustrations, particularly over this past year. And many times, we don't respond in the healthiest of ways to such frustrations. Here are some examples of frustrations I've experienced this past year: I'm in the middle of a workout, and the next thing I know I'm laying in my driveway with two broken … Continue reading Frustrated? Here’s How to Put an End to Such a Feeling in Five Seconds…

When Worlds Collide

My wife and I were watching the sixties TV show Hazel the other day, and it was quite a throwback to a world I don't think exists anymore. For those who may not be familiar with the show, Hazel is an American sitcom about a spunky live-in maid named Hazel Burke (played by Shirley Booth) and her employer, the … Continue reading When Worlds Collide

First, It Was Cutting Out Soap. Now, It’s Cutting Back On Showering?

Back in September, I wrote a post about a small but seemingly growing number of people who have stopped using soap and other such detergents, believing that such products have harmed our skin microbiome. Such harm could lead to an increase in inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema and acne. Sandy Skotnicki, a Toronto-based dermatologist … Continue reading First, It Was Cutting Out Soap. Now, It’s Cutting Back On Showering?

Christmas Ad Features Functional Fitness at Its Finest

I'm not sure I would have ever come across this ad if it hadn't been for my middle son sending me the link. “Take Care of Yourself” is a new holiday advertisement from Doc Morris, one of Germany’s biggest online pharmaceutical services. The ad starts off with an elderly man apparently living alone, looking at photographs … Continue reading Christmas Ad Features Functional Fitness at Its Finest

I’m a Big Boy Now

Four weeks ago, I broke both my wrists. A week later, I had surgery on both of them. Last week, I started physical therapy. And today, for the first time in four weeks, I was able to get completely dressed all by myself. My wife, a pre-k teacher, quickly put an end to my bragging … Continue reading I’m a Big Boy Now

Should I blame my vegan diet for my broken wrists?

A new research study was just published that suggests that vegans are more prone to bone fractures as compared to people who eat fish or meat. The study was based on data from nearly 55,000 people – of which nearly 2,000 were vegans – and found those not eating meat or fish were 43% more … Continue reading Should I blame my vegan diet for my broken wrists?