Move and play with the barefoot brothers

In 2009, at an Exuberant Animal seminar, I met what I call my “barefoot heroes”: Frank Forencich, Barefoot Ted and Mick Dodge. Here you can see three videos from them. This magical weekend changed me. read more…

Life is a journey, so slow down

This story from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry reminds us that we do not need to rush through life. read more…

Stilettos and cowboy boots both bad for feet

My credential to speak on this subject is not my medical degree, but my experience. I’m neither a cowboy nor a stripper, but I know what I’m talking about. Here’s the key point: For most of us, our feet are trained by our shoes. Instead, our shoes should be trained by our feet. Michael Jordan makes his shoes. His shoes don’t make him. read more…

Change behavior and results will follow

A client who lost 20 pounds in 2012 proposes to lose 10 more in 2013. Instead, I suggest setting a behavioral goal: Don’t snack. Not even “healthy snacks.” read more…

Perfect Health Diet by The Jaminets

I just finished the excellent book Perfect Health Diet by Paul Jaminet and Shou-Ching Shih Jaminet. This couple of Ph.D. scientists also has a great blog. read more…

How the 7 dwarves make you fat and sick

The book “Wheat Belly,” by cardiologist William Davis M.D., connects high wheat consumption with obesity and chronic illnesses. read more…

Women beware: Food producers manipulate our consumer choices

Women need to be aware of how clever marketers exploit our desire to reinvent ourselves through our consumer choices. Then we can make smarter decisions. read more…

No such thing as a healthy snack

The most important predictor of weight gain isn’t how MUCH you eat, but how OFTEN. Therefore, the most important eating skill to master is WHEN to eat. read more…

Florence Nightingale is one of my heroes

Florence Nightingale saw a need and would not stop until she found a way to address it. Known as a nurse, she also restructured nursing education. read more…

Scheherazade, storytelling and me

I admire Scheherazade, the legendary Persian queen and the storyteller of One Thousand and One Nights. She studied history, poetry and philosophy. Her poetic, compelling stories inspired the king to save both her life and the peace of the kingdom. read more…

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