If you are a Type A person, you may have struggled with perfectionism. Over the years I've come to realize it is a trap. One that saps unnecessary energy and time. Instead I am trying to let go of perfection. And embrace a "Good Enough" mindset. 80% is good enough. Satisfactory is good enough. It … Continue reading Perfection is a Trap
"Remember: the one who sows meagerly will reap meagerly, and there shall be generous harvests for the one who sows generously. Each of you should give as you decided personally and not reluctantly, as if obliged. God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to full you with very good thing so that you … Continue reading The Value of Hard Work
A recent friend’s passing left my heart in shock at its total unexpectedness and untimely timing. Reflecting and learning, I can only say that we have to keep death in perspective, every hour of every day. To live our lives more lovingly, spread joy and positivity, pursue passions and dreams and leave this world a … Continue reading On Death
I once thought this was a miracle cure for my autoimmune problems. One jab and the pain in my joints would go away so fast that I'd forget about them in a few days! Sadly it's not. With each dose I'm starting to feel some unintended side effects like redness, swelling and itching that spreads … Continue reading HUMIRA: The Miracle That Wasn’t
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity." Albert Einstein 2 nights ago, while walking back from a dinner, I noticed a man on a wheelchair. It was laden with all sorts of plastic bags of recycled trash hanging from every 'hangable' part of the wheelchair. He was struggling just trying … Continue reading Lending a Helping Hand
"No one in our society needs to be told that exercise is good for us. Whether you are overweight or have a chronic illness or are a slim couch potato, you’ve probably heard or read this dictum countless times throughout your life. But has anyone told you--indeed, guaranteed you--that regular physical activity will make you … Continue reading Training log: Week 22
Last week's module was on the changing view of Bodyweight, dieting and disordered eating. We delved deep into the Hippocratic methods for weight loss, the origins of BMI (Quetelet Index), President Taft's diet, the history of seemingly 'miraculous' Fasting Girls who went for months and years on end without food or water and finally about … Continue reading What diet are humans designed for?
Date: Oct 3, 2015 Distance: 14+ Miles / ~23 km Obstacles: 30+ Terrain: Sierra Nevada Mountains Avg. temperature: High 87°F (30°C), Low 56°F (13°C) Elevation: 6,200. A vertical gain of 2,850 ft. makes the total elevation 9,050 feet Results Time - 04:48:47 Male - 235th of 252 Overall - 340th of 420 Summary Although it's only my 3rd Spartan Race, … Continue reading Race Report: Spartan World Championships 2015
I had an interesting experience today. Went out to water some plants and closed the door behind me. Lo and behold, it locked itself! The handle just wouldn't turn. Cursing and swearing, I tried every window and opening I could find but to no avail. I looked around and considered my options. The best one … Continue reading When sh** happens, sometimes it’s a blessing in disguise!