I'm notorious for chasing shiny objects. Mention a new idea and I'm listening. I'm getting another degree. I'm trying a new system. I'm into a new band. I'm running after that squirrel (ok, that one's my dog, but still). This is fun, and it makes for a lot of random knowledge, but it also means... Continue Reading →
accidental naps. 4 pm sugar raids. staring at the ceiling for hours even though you're so tired you could sleep for a day. yes, friend, you need help sorting your sleep. just five more minutes. . . you've tried everything? yes, i know. let's go back to basics and audit the basics-- you might surprise... Continue Reading →
This week, the American Heart Association posted a recipe for overnight oats on their twitter account. The recipe called for oats, skim milk, banana, nuts, and a little maple syrup. This sounds pretty innocuous, right? You could quibble with including fat-free dairy, or a little added sugar, if you're looking for a specific and fine-tuned... Continue Reading →
“I’m not really a runner.” “I’m just doing a 5k”. “I just do this to keep in shape.” "I'm not really an athlete, but . . ." YES. YOU. ARE. People give all kinds of stories to explain why they aren’t athletes. But we can all be everyday athletes-- folks who use our bodies to do... Continue Reading →
SAD. I haz it. Well, I have had it, anyway. After a few decades of dreadful winters in Philly, Ohio, and Boston, I lived in Arizona for 10 years, and not by accident. Longer days and plenty of sunshine are good for me. So my recent relocation to Portland, OR, was a little scary. I... Continue Reading →
Pay attention to energy vampires— sugar and alcohol. It would be easy to drink wine and eat dessert every single day between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. This will probably make your energy levels tank. Both will disrupt your sleep, in addition to taxing your system, dehydrating you, and giving you that fuzziness (you know). So just pay attention.