should I stay or should I go?

Life is all about choices. We face countless decisions every day. Some of them are trivial. At a wedding reception: will it be chicken or fish; red or white? At the gym: will you take a group class or do your own thing? Others may have a bit more consequence. In a rush hour traffic jam: do you stay…

the great and powerful oz

Dr. Mehmet Oz, charming star of the daytime TV show bearing his name, appeared before a U.S. Senate committee on consumer protection last week. Why was the beloved doctor hauled out to Capitol Hill for a grilling? Well, in short, it’s because he has been a very bad boy. You see, Dr. McHeartthrob has taken to using terms like “miracle in a bottle”, “magic weight loss cure” and “lightning…

run or don’t. your choice.

Last Thursday I published a piece on my relationship with running. Specifically, I was trying to explore why running plays any role in my life, given that it’s an activity I generally don’t enjoy. Rather than write about my main concern: i.e. that my ego might be the driving force in my decision to run or not, I chose to focus on…

speaking of letting go, it may be time for a break-up

Running has been on my mind a lot lately. Mostly I’ve been pondering my love/hate [okay, mostly hate] relationship with this activity. I’m also trying to better understand why it is that I even care to keep running as part of my regime, considering I [mostly] hate it. My hope is that once I sort all of that out I…

a journey of a thousand miles…

I haven’t hosted many guest bloggers here; in fact this is only my third time. I reached out to Helen because I really wanted to learn more about her story. We first met late last year, at the tail end of my 365-day journey. We clicked right away, supporting and cheering each other on, but then she disappeared at the end of…

throwing it down in May

Okay, okay…so we’re 5 days into May and I’m only just publishing my May goals. What with the April wrap-up and then the exciting news about my big contest win, I ran out of time. Also factoring into the delay this month were my BIG PLANS(!) to introduce a cool way to offer link ups to my monthly…

evil: thy name is monsanto

In between hours of watching embarrassingly bad TV – you know, the show where someone’s torch gets snuffed out and the one where some douchebag hands out roses to a bevy of fame-seeking whores lovely ladies – I also manage to squeeze in some quality programing [including pretty much everything HBO] and, on occasion, an insightful…

why do I do this to myself?

I’m sick of being sick. My cold symptoms made their first appearance two weeks ago Monday. I dismissed the scratchy throat and stuffy nose as mild annoyances, and believed wholeheartedly that they would be short-lived. I was, after all, practicing oil-pulling and garlic feet. By Wednesday morning I didn’t feel any better. So I did what any sensible person…

pssst…let me tell you a little secret

Diets don’t work. I didn’t charge you a dime for that hugely valuable piece of information. You’re welcome. Long time readers know that I first ranted about the total bullshit of the diet industry here.  Then I continued to vent here. I know I have bitched about this topic in a handful of other posts but, as Sweet Brown would…

clarity, peace and joy

Last week was a challenge. I found myself being pulled in many directions, by competing priorities, and a desire to do it all. In a previous life I would not only have succumbed to feelings of helplessness and anxiety, but I would have embraced them. I wore my stress as a badge of honour. People would either…