Alcohol And Society
I am currently on a break from drinking alcohol. I am now at the 2-year mark of staying completely free of booze.
I reached this milestone without any specific intention being set at the onset of the break. I have just kept it rolling onward, day after day and month after month.
This break from drinking has given me some space and time to reevaluate the role that alcohol has played in my life and to more clearly observe the role it plays in society as a whole.
Alcohol is everywhere and it is woven deeply into the social fabric of our lives. From college rites of passages to weddings to casual catch ups with friends, alcohol is given a prominent position in a majority of our social activities.Read More
I love coffee. I savor the ritual of brewing a cup.
The sound and smells of the freshly grounded beans center me. The sight of the water beginning to roil close to a boil brings me present.
I relish the taste of a cup of black coffee and enjoy the many positive benefits that coffee brings into my life, beyond the pleasure of sipping a cup.Read More
Special Guest Author
I am proud and honored to introduce a special guest author today, Treye Eyler. Treye is my brother-in-law, but he is my brother in every truest sense of the word.
Treye is in recovery from heroin addiction and is approaching 5 years being clean. He bravely shared his story of addiction earlier this year.
At times in the past, I have intimately lived with his addiction. I know in certain moments of despair or frustration in the past, I have misunderstood his addiction as well.Read More
This article was originally published in November of 2016. Through more life experience and information gathering, I continue to evolve my approach to diet and this updated article reflects and addresses that evolution, especially regarding consumption of fat.
I still eat lots of fat, now to a point, though. When this article was originally written I was at the tail end of transitioning away from eating a higher amount of carbohydrates and instead focusing on fats.
That switch to a high-fat and low-carb lifestyle brought a significant amount of positive changes into my life. Inspired by those changes, I may have subsequently doubled down too emphatically on consuming large quantities of fat within certain meals.Read More
Minimize Your Approach
Have you ever undertaken a major dietary change only to completely bail on it weeks into the program? Maybe you have had difficulties even taking that very first step.
If you feel you need to make some changes with your eating but are too overwhelmed by just the thought of it or do not know what changes to make, I would suggest minimizing the approach. Instead of attempting wholesale changes to your diet I would consider taking a more actionable step, which is focusing first on just your breakfast.Read More
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The Undeniable Impact Of Sugar
When my son eats a major sugar bomb, like a piece of cake at a birthday party, I can see his mood change. His generally sweet and cooperative disposition shifts to one of a fired up wild child, which is soon followed by a crash of energy and crankiness. His ability to follow directions, typically a positive trait for my son, wanes as a result as well.
Watching this outwardly behavioral roller coaster is like tracing the steps of sugar’s overt and undeniable physiological impact on my son. The sugar is sending signals and triggering reactions in his young and developing mind and body.Read More
I Was Dead Wrong
I thought becoming a full-time runner would make me slender and as fit as I have ever been. I was dead wrong. I lost muscle mass, became slightly bloated, and gained some weight.
This all happened through a poor decision I made to make jogging my primary means of exercise, which previously had only been done sporadically. I even allowed my gym membership to lapse, so I could take to jogging outdoors full-time.Read More