Just Jump: A sure way to trouble, success and, of course, Brian

North rim of the Grand Canyon

We’ve all got precipices in life – the steps we are afraid to take, the passions we are afraid to pursue, the things we are afraid to say. Looking off the edge of that cliff doesn’t help much either. From here, we can imagine all the things that could go wrong. It seems inviting down there, but it’s way too far to know. And what about the landing? You could break a leg, die, or […] Read more »

Beat the Learning Curve in Two Simple Steps

Gorgeous curve

There’s a reason that we don’t want to learn anything. That dreaded, inevitable learning curve. The steeper it is, the more bodies are littered by the side of the road. The last time I started up one of those educational hills, I could swear there was an old guy with a long scraggly beard and a wooden sign: “The End of the World is Nigh!”   I probably should have believed him. In the time […] Read more »

You CAN Do Anything! How to Be Healthy and Alive

Planting magic in the wind

  When I started Modern Hedonist, it was about a lifestyle transformation. I had grown fatter than I wanted to be, I felt less healthy and energetic, and I wanted to find a way to live more balanced while still loving life. At that moment, it had a lot to do with food. There are lots of “bad” things to eat out there – and sadly, my body let me know it was time to change. […] Read more »

Reflect and Revive – Rev Up Your Daily Mojo

It begins today. The launch of the holiday season – the mad rush to the beginning of 2012, where we fill ourselves with new life, vigor, plans for fulfilling our dreams. I like the idea of starting all of that with a day of gratitude – thankful for a year filled with life and accomplishments. I plan to enjoy the food, the relaxation, the company of today. To let myself be filled with the experience […] Read more »

Just Do It! How a Little Bit of Action Changes Everything

I sometimes fall victim to Toxic Option Syndrome. I think it is most commonly associated with shopping – so many brands and stores and colors and sizes. So many that I stand in a stupor and buy nothing. For more minutes than I care to admit. That in-store thing is really a minor event. In the end, who really cares which one? But when it comes to life decisions, it’s a different story. What’s the […] Read more »