01/30 2015

Don’t be SAD!

Are you SAD this winter? If so, you’re not alone. Twenty percent of Americans suffer from SAD or Seasonal Affect Disorder. What triggers the winter blues As winter arrives, the reduced level of sunlight may disrupt your body’s internal clock and lead to feelings of depression. According to the Mayo Clinic, sunlight enters the brain Read More

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01/21 2015

A Touchdown Lesson For Life

Sunday’s NFC championship was a game for the ages. Though I was happy with the outcome, it was particularly interesting to note how the Hawks came back to defeat the Packers. After three quarters of what seemed to be terrible playing and bad luck, things turned around. Specifically, after four interceptions and likely one of Read More

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01/16 2015

A New Marathon

In the fall of 2013, I ran the New York City Marathon, the seventeenth I’ve completed to date. At the start line atop the Verrazano Bridge, I made a pact with myself. I wasn’t going to watch my Garmin religiously to ensure I qualified for Boston. Instead, I would run fast when I felt good, Read More

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03/5 2014

20-minutes to start the day (might just keep the doctor away!)

A few weekends ago, I was skiing with friends in Sun Valley, Idaho. During the course of our glorious day on Bald Mountain, I met a family who had invented a fun and healthy way to get the day started. He told me, “We start off the day with 20 minutes of exercise. The kids Read More

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01/10 2014

6 (Easy) Steps to a Healthier New Year

Re-think your infrastructure. Many bad habits develop because we have created an infrastructure to support them. You eat chips before dinner because there’s a package of Tostitos in the cupboard. You avoid a walk when it’s 20 degrees outside because you don’t have the proper gear to keep you warm. You hit the snooze in Read More

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12/31 2013

Find Health and Happiness in 2014

  I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions – the very name implies they’ll be short-lived. I much prefer focusing on on good health and happiness, and developing longer-term habits to get there. That’s why I like to look at the prior year in retrospect, examine the lessons learned and try to carry forward life Read More

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11/6 2013

NYC Marathon ’13: Enjoying the Simple Pleasures

A few days before the New York City Marathon, I had the pleasure of seeing a Broadway revival called Pippin. Despite the fact I didn’t know all the lyrics like my friend who graciously got us tickets, I truly loved the show. For those who have not heard of it, Pippin is a prince who Read More

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10/23 2013

The Magic of Protein Smoothies and Kids

As much as I love preparing dinner, trying new recipes and introducing my family to different flavors, I struggle with two other meal-times, specifically breakfast and snacks. Breakfast is notorious for its high-calorie, high-carb and sugary assortment of options, ranging from cereals to toast to scones to cinnamon rolls. Though eggs are a great alternative, Read More

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10/9 2013

My New (and Old) Passion

For most of my career, I have been a die-hard marketer. Spanning the country from Richmond to New Jersey to Boston to Seattle to Boise, I worked for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. After a long stint corporate America, I fell in love with entrepreneurial life and running my own business. Along the way, I Read More

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10/2 2013

NYC Marathon: Falling Apart at 50

My New York City Marathon training regime has not featured a lot of running. Sadly, I seem to swap one injury for another while attempting to keep my skin in the game. When a friend recently asked me how I was recovering from one ailment, I couldn’t bear the thought of complaining about another. When Read More

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