E.N.E.R.G.Y., 7 ways

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.

Basic Human Maintenance 101

I got an email about classes at my local REI the other day (desert hiking with your dog? yes please!), and among the offerings was bike maintenance. This got me thinking about something I read not long ago: Kelly Starrett says all human beings should be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves. He’s right!... Continue Reading →

take care of your basic needs.

I know a lot of folks who are feeling stressed right now. World events, personal issues, work (always work). What's going on here? Stress. stress stres/ noun 1. pressure or tension exerted on a material object. "the distribution of stress is uniform across the bar" synonyms: pressure, tension, strain "the stress is uniform across the bar" 2.... Continue Reading →

who’s the expert?

It sucks to be sick. Full stop. A UTI sucks. Pneumonia sucks. Cancer sucks. People who have chronic illnesses, though, have an additional set of challenges to face. Some of these challenges are summed up in the idea of self-management, which is complex in and of itself. The definition of self-management that I like comes... Continue Reading →

when did self-help become a dirty word?

I get it— there’s a lot of really terrible stuff that falls into the self-help category. There’s totally a danger of death by positive thinking. I am 100% with you if you can’t get behind all this manifesting and magnets and laws of attraction. But  getting in the driver’s seat and working to improve your... Continue Reading →

Overcoming the fear of The Group

Hi, I’m Zabby, and I’m a Capital-I Introvert. Often when I tell people this about myself, they laugh and say something like “but you’re so friendly!” There’s been a lot of discussion in the general zeitgeist* these days of what real introversion means (Exhibit A , Exhibit B). Really, it comes down to the fact... Continue Reading →

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