Podcast Recommendations

I listen to podcasts pretty regularly – while driving, cleaning, walking, hiking, and even as a “bedtime story” a few nights per week. I tend to prefer visual learning, so it took me awhile to adapt to audio podcasts. I think I have finally found my stride by incorporating listening with everyday low-level tasks like those I described above. I am now able toContinue reading “Podcast Recommendations”

Lessons from the Dali Lama

I don’t know if this list is actually from the Dali Lama, but it’s still good. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. Follow the three R’s – Respect for self, Respect for others, and Responsibility for all your actions. Remember that notContinue reading “Lessons from the Dali Lama”

The Myth of Gluten

Perhaps the sugary, greasy Western diet — increasingly recognized as pro-inflammatory — is partly responsible. Maybe shifts in our intestinal microbial communities, driven by antibiotics and hygiene, have contributed. Whatever the eventual answer, just-so stories about what we evolved eating, and what that means, blind us to this bigger, and really much more worrisome, problem:Continue reading “The Myth of Gluten”

Christian Marclay: The Clock

A description of Christian Marclay: The Clock isn’t suitably sufficient. It can be explained, but to be understood, it must be experienced. I believe this element is at the core of all great art—the ability to create something that defies words—and this piece is one of my all-time favorites. Constructed from thousands of film clips indicating the passage of time, The Clock excerpts these moments fromContinue reading “Christian Marclay: The Clock”

Roasted Corn & Tomato Salsa

My dear friend Kisma is a culinary creative, regularly preparing and sharing her gourmet meals across social media. I literally salivate while scrolling through her photos, so when she invited me over for dinner a few weeks ago, I jumped at the chance. She made one of her signature dishes, an adaptation of Williams-Sonoma Honey-Glazed Salmon with Roasted Corn Salsa. I just brought a bagContinue reading “Roasted Corn & Tomato Salsa”

Rethinking Positive Thinking

In the midst of research and development for my current project, I stumbled across WOOP (Wish Outcome Obstacle Plan) – a scientific strategy that people can use to find and fulfill their wishes and change their habits. Created as a result of over 20 years of scientific research and has proven effective across ages and life domains. Research finds that dreaming aboutContinue reading “Rethinking Positive Thinking”