Pro-tip: Exercise and food intake aren’t the most important part of losing weight.
Not if you want to keep it off.
Lasting weight loss requires a renovation of the mind.
Changing the body without changing the mind is pointless, because the outside of you will always come back to…
I’ve identified as a writer for just about as long as I can remember.
But I’ve often had a conflicting relationship with writing. Almost like it was an obligation that I was stuck with.
In my childhood and teenage years, my sense of identity and self-esteem were unstable and broken…
Do you ever feel voiceless?
It’s all too easy for some of us to eventually lose our voices in this world. This is a noisy planet, often bursting at the seams with animosity, judgment, and despair.
Sometimes we’re punished and abandoned for speaking our minds.
Sometimes we’re silenced by institutions…
If you feel overwhelmed and inept in the face of a change you need to make, I get it 100%.
I was obese with my muscles imprisoned by atrophy; Meanwhile I had all these bittersweet memories of when I used to be able to move and run and, you…
Some have kindly mistaken me for possessing great strength.
Because I’m drug-free after years of excess.
Because I lost weight.
Because just about everything about me changed dramatically for the better, after what seemed like forever of being stuck and hopeless.
Let’s be clear.
Once upon a time, I had a dear friend named John.
A pair of dumb kids back then, we did lots of crazy stuff together.
Gradually, I realized that hanging out with John was getting me into too much trouble, so I withdrew. Stopped returning his calls for a while.
Your device and account passwords are a reflection of who you are when (hopefully) no one is looking.
The words and phrases you choose for your online passwords, in one way or another, can tell you a lot about yourself.
My passwords used to mostly consist of phrases from my…
The first time I got engaged to be married, I was 19.
(I’ve been engaged 2 1/2 times, but never been married. Is there a trophy for that?)
We were situated across from one another at a crowded Italian restaurant. On Valentine’s Day.
She looked stunning. Her infinite blue eyes…
“It is better to sacrifice during the age of youthfulness, than it is to be compelled to do so during the age of maturity, as all who have not developed the habit of saving generally have to do.”
As of writing this I am 39.
Out of the…