Healthism

1) (Healthism is) the belief system that sees health as the property and responsibility of the individual and ranks the personal pursuit of health above anything else. 2) It (healthism) ignores the impact of poverty, oppression, war, violence, luck, historical atrocities, abuse, and the environment (which includes traffic pollution, clean water, etc.). 3) It protects…

Is It Enough, Yet?

Sooo. my dog wakes me up this morning. Not with sweet wimperings at my door. Ooooh no. With loud, angry, boastful barks. Confused, I look at my phone to check for the time. What?!? It’s 9:08am?!?!? Holy shit, how did I sleep in that long? My foggy and slightly panicked eyeballs notice a text. It’s…

The Waiting Game

Have you ever gotten an action photo taken? You know the type…you decide you want a picture of yourself in mid-air? Or mid-run? Or mid…whatever? It’s oddly satisfying when you get it just right. There you are, captured in a photo that is paradoxically static… and always in movement. To look upon it conjures a…

Wait…

Meet Remi: I have the good fortune to be living with two exceptional roommates: Remi (my dog) and Sasha (my cat).  Remi is a rescue pup. I adopted her when she was just 2 months old. When I filled out the paperwork, the breed section read: chocolate lab and Aussie shepherd. What her paperwork SHOULD…

Transformation is a Contact Sport

“Self-improvement is masturbation. Now self destruction…” – Tyler Durden in Fight Club “Waking up is an endless losing what you think you know, like a wave of destruction that leaves nothing but what is true.”  – Unmani Transformation – Our New Buzzword: We love to talk about transformation. We put it in ads for weight loss…

The Times They Are A-Changin’

As I write this, it’s December 31st, 2019. This transition feels especially auspicious as it marks the dawn of a new year, a new decade, and an American election. It’s enough to make me want to cross my fingers and hope we individually and collectively leap in a positive direction (it being leap year and all) and…

The Top Three Myths About Meditation

Meditation is good for us. We all know it. Or….at least….most of us have some inkling that it is good for us. Meditation: Helps rewire the brain to be more capable of focusing productively Helps rewire the brain to facilitate less stress Strengthens the pre-frontal cortex so that we have more willpower Decreases our felt…