Archive for 2013

When returning to the gym in January: Do This!, NOT That!

When returning to the gym in January: Do This!, NOT That!
I hear a lot of people who workout all year make fun of those that return to the gym as a New Year’s Resolution.  It is pretty arrogant.  I get their point, but the way they deliver this obvious point is layered with too much mockery.  I have been working full-time in the fitness industry... Read more »

Classic Sayings vs. Digital Native Expressions - Do you use these 15 expressions?

 Classic Sayings vs. Digital Native Expressions - Do you use these 15 expressions?
Expressions give insight into cultures and generations.  Linguistic anthropology does not need to be your topic of interest to take a gander at these expressions that span as far back as 77AD.   As we all approach 2014, we may want to reflect on some of the latest phrases and expressions that might seep into the... Read more »

My Crazy Version of the 12 Days of Christmas

The song 12 days of Christmas has morphed over the years into a headline for all sorts of self-serving marketing promos or spoofs.  Personally, I have no problem with it.   In fact, I shall borrow it myself to share a glimpse of my awesome (as in crazy) holiday season.  Let me know if any of... Read more »
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40 is the New 30!

40 is the New 30!
When I was 39, people used to say to me that 40 was the new 30. I took it for what is was; intending to be one of those positive, sunny side-up type comments.   The truth is the comment didn’t bother me and I actually believed it.  Now that I am a few years into... Read more »

Lesson Learned -Warning! Don’t leave these things until the last week of the year!

Lesson Learned -Warning! Don’t leave these things until the last week of the year!
The end of the year is bittersweet.  It is exciting that you might be able to leave behind some projects, aggravating people, stressful work, bad memories and over-whelming responsibilities. On the flip side, a new year brings, fresh projects, new people, innovative work, exciting memories and expanding responsibilities.  So as I write this, it explains... Read more »

Fitness Gifts: Buy this, NOT that!

Fitness Gifts: Buy this, NOT that!
Most likely someone on your Christmas list is a health conscious person who does workout or is ready to begin making changes.  Finding a great gift that suits their lifestyle is a considerate way to spend money.  So let’s try to give you a guide that will help you avoid wasting your money.  This list... Read more »
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Love Coffee? Low-Fat Coffee Options

Love Coffee? Low-Fat Coffee Options
None of this will come as a surprise.  It is way too easy to make coffee a desert.  I am guilty of it over and over again.  But when you are drinking coffee as a strategy for getting through the day, you need to be careful.  Drink less of it and keep it low-cal.  Add... Read more »

Healthiest Seafood -Best Grilling Tools

Bed Bath and Beyond, Cusinart Simply Grilling
Fish is really good for you.  Many people are starting to worry about eating fish all the time because of the contamination in the farms or waters.  If this is a deterrent, then change up the fish you eat.  It is fairly simple.  Instead of giving you the nutritional value of fish, I decided to... Read more »

10 Healthiest Fast Foods

10 Healthiest Fast Foods
Are you a fast food junkie?  I could go on and on and tell you all the reasons to simply STOP eating crap.  But I realize that budget, time and convenience out way the nutrition based and health reasons for many people.  So, if I can’t get you to stop putting fast food in your... Read more »
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Improve Workplace Happiness

Improve Workplace Happiness
American companies need to look at the Science of Happiness as a way to improve employee productivity.   So much of the social sciences have focused on the emotional and mental ailments of  humans.  But truthfully, it is not hard to figure out why many people in corporate America don’t smile at work.  Instead of talking... Read more »