I was having one of those days. Tired from my day job but looking forward to crushing it in my evening kickbox class, a favorite of mine. It involves cardio-rhythmic shadow boxing choreographed to music, and if you have a really good instructor like I do, can be mixed with interval training. It really is … More Standing Out From The Crowd
“Mom!! You??!”, my daughters exclaim in disbelief as they catch me indulging in my usual Sunday evening pastime – watching TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé”. I shrug my shoulders in an attempt to downplay the apparent irony of the situation. In the past, I have always disparaged any type of so-called “reality/trash tv” which to me … More Guilty Pleasures – Why We Shouldn’t Feel Bad about Feeling Good
While I was making dinner last weekend, it occurred to me that I have become somewhat of a “snob” in all things food prep and ingredients. There was a time when getting the lowest-priced olive oil or an average cut of meat on sale made my day. Gradually, I have realized that good quality is … More The Case Against Mediocrity
Last week, I received the best reply ever to the question: “How are you?” “Miraculous!” – as was expressed to me by the clerk behind the deli counter – of all places and from all people?! I am a regular there, a once-a-week, drop-by to pick up lunch, but the informality of the response was … More An Inconvenient Truth
Conventional wisdom holds that as long as we do our best, this is all that counts, and that “winning is not everything.” In theory, this seems reasonable and honorable but in practice, does it actually reflect real life and is it what we want to pass on to the next generation? Also, how much effort … More Flipping the script. Changing the Game.
From the outside it’s easy to think that he has got it all figured out. Because his hair is gelled and his cheeks are intentionally flushed, he must not have a care in the world. As if it were expected his demons would be worn like a scarlet letter pinned to his chest. They assume … More Anxiety – His Story