Category Archives: Lifestyle

Prescription for a Bad Mood

The Problem As a hominid (if you are reading this, you probably are one), you – like the rest of us – are subject to bad moods. Our moods are in a constant state of flux, and can be affected … Continue reading

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My Wish For You

The following is my wish for you, wherever and whenever you happen to be reading this: May you be filled with loving kindness, toward yourself and toward others. May you be healthy, in body and mind. May you live with … Continue reading

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It’s Not Too Late

When I was eighteen, I did (arguably) a very silly thing. I went to college. All I really knew of life at that point was school. How could I possibly even come close to taking full advantage of what a … Continue reading

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The Bite Takes Hold…

Four months ago I wrote a post about feeling like a kid again, entitled Bitten by a Radioactive Spider. It was about how I stumbled onto the “Traveling Rings” at Santa Monica Beach, and how the many athletic feats performed … Continue reading

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Bitten by a Radioactive Spider

My current job – a “temporary” job (as if there were any other kind) – is situated blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, and I often take advantage of this with a lunchtime stroll to enjoy the sun, sand, … Continue reading

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Begin Again

Last year I began meditating in earnest. I’d go for a stretch of weeks of consistent practice, and then completely drop the ball and go for weeks – or months – meditating sporadically, if at all. Then, eventually, I’d recommit … Continue reading

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A Year(!) Without Sweets

Back in August of 2013, I received a call from a transfusion medicine doctor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where I donate blood. “You have really lipemic plasma,” she told me. She explained that after they receive a whole blood donation, … Continue reading

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