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 to […]

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: […]

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 from […]

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 bag […]

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 about […]