Healthy hedonism: A personal journey

A couple months ago, I knew that things had to change. You see, over years of delicious feasting and no exercise countermeasures, I’ve put on a few pounds. Enough that my BMI (body mass index) rates me as obese – and that was years ago. And I just kept going higher. Now I had reached my highest ever – about 232 pounds. It’s not as much as some – and for many, it really can’t be controlled […] Read more »

A little bit at a time

“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step” Sometimes – much of the time – we think we have to get it all done right now. Organize everything. Lose a billion pounds, eat only greens, cut out sugar forever. Meditate for an hour, 3 times a day, forever. Find enlightentment by midnight (and thus enjoy the meditating). Heal all wounded relationships, past and present. And future.  Earn a million dollars a day. Become […] Read more »

Resurrection: revive your life today

Spring is here! The first crocuses and daffodils are raising their plumes above the snow, tiny buds gather themselves to burst into life-gathering leaves, and people are beginning to go out without their coats – at least during the day. Today, Christians celebrate Jesus’ rise from the dead – an event that allows them to someday return to life from death. Most world mythologies have similar stories of death, rebirth and renewal. Persephone’s annual return […] Read more »

Go easy on yourself

Some days, nothing goes right. Nothing gets done. You feel angry or lethargic or sad. The very thought of happiness is foreign – an impostor. Everyone hates you. You can barely stand yourself. Life sucks. You can’t make decisions, do your job, or even be nice. Days like this just happen. Consider them part of the cycle of living. A bit of bad beef perhaps. A day of raging hormones. Some unacknowledged anger or disappointment. New […] Read more »

You can’t make up lost time, but you can start again today

Remember the first time you decided to lose those extra pounds? Or resolved to read more books? Or learn a language? Imagine where you would be, today, if you had started 10 years ago when you first thought of it? Here’s the thing. You can’t make up for lost time. Move past any regrets. Don’t let them prevent you from starting again, right now. Think of where you might be, in 10 years, if you […] Read more »