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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09/26 2013

Fear of Gluten: Justified or Hyperbole?

Artwork by John Warfel  The anti-gluten movement reminds me of the low-fat craze that took hold in the early eighties. Like fat was, gluten now seems to be the root of all evil. But is it? Science or Hoopla? Even when fads are based in science, there are many manufacturers waiting in the wings to Read More

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09/12 2013

Oh Happy Day: What’s Making You Unhappy and How to Fix It

Happiness is a hot topic these days. It was the headliner on a Dr. Oz show a few weeks ago. Time Magazine featured the “Pursuit of Happiness” in its summer double issue. “What Happy People Do Differently” was the July cover of Psychology Today. My friend Tim Jones just wrote about happiness in his humor Read More

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09/4 2013

The Myth of Million Dollar Figures

We are all brainwashed to believe that being skinny is the pinnacle of health and well-being. From books to magazines to movies to fashion runways, being skinny and looking beautiful are epitomized as the way to be. Why is the message always about slimming down, losing weight and having perfect abs? A million dollar figure Read More

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