On Service and Superhero Skills

I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of service lately. It’s come up in a lot of contexts: Public service. Servant leadership. The yogic tradition of seva, or “selfless service”. Military service. Service is about giving to others without needing to receive.  Service is the opposite of greed and self absorption (hmm, why might that be on... Continue Reading →

Active Commuting Update!

I now have two jobs in two different parts of the city. It’s also May, which is a different animal from February. And I’ve been at it a few months, increasing both my comfort and my fitness. Time for a check-in and an update! A little background: I moved from Tucson to Portland in January.... Continue Reading →

It’s January. Are you running?

It’s January, and I just moved from Tucson to Portland, OR. Winter is peak running weather in Tucson— sunny in the daytime, and cool in the mornings and evenings. In Portland, it’s. . . dark. From 4:30 PM until 7:30 AM. And wet. I’ll treadmill it if necessary, but it sucks the joy from my... Continue Reading →

It’s the iliopsoas, stupid!

What do low back pain, knee problems, poor pelvic alignment, hip popping, and weak glute muscles have in common? Besides the fact that all of these things suck and they are common complaints in my clinic. . . read on. The iliopsoas (the p is silent) muscles run from the lumbar vertebrae (lower back) and... Continue Reading →

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