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Furniture Free Freak?
Joe Rogan called me a freak for reducing my home furniture (e.g. getting rid of my couch and dining room chairs), but hey, I'll accept that label. Especially as freak doesn't mean much more than "unusual or unexpected," and I didn't feel any hostility or condescension. I agree: eschewing the couch i READ MORE
How to transition out of a mattress
I've been getting a lot of questions about transitioning out of a mattress, so here are some potentially helpful steps. Step 1: Start transitioning out of your mattress by staying on it. BUT, change something. Sleep on the other side. Flip the mattress over. Flip it over and sleep on the other si READ MORE
Hand skin is the foundation
What if I said that the foundational element of most whole-body motions was not your core muscles, but your skin--specifically the skin on your hands and feet? This is my third post in a row focused on "is your environment limiting your idea of cross training;" and I'm breaking this post into a t READ MORE
Upper body “terrain”
Setting aside what you do most frequently with your hands--probably type on the computer or teeny tiny screen--consider your most frequent upper body work. Do you always reach for the same handles, bars, or dumbbell shape? Repetitive hand-surface-shape is limiting because it sets you up to READ MORE
Vitamin “Flat and Level” OVERDOSE
When I was little it was hard to comprehend just how big SPACE was. I knew about planets, moons, stars, and even galaxies, but it wasn't until I was in college that I truly started (I'm still working on it) to grasp not only the number of celestial bodies, but the distance between them. While get READ MORE
Body cast rhymes with podcasts, of which I've done about 50 in the last 8 months. On most podcasts I have been discussing this idea of how immobile we are--how it's not only that we exercise or don't. The very habitat in which we dwell is preventing full use of our body. When I talk about "bo READ MORE
The 2014 Health Recap
I do some version of a year recap every December. I used these "Health Recap" questions back in 2011 (I haven't looked at my answers back then but I just *know* that there will be habits I want to cultivate next year that I wanted to cultivate three years ago that I didn't.) If you're interested, cu READ MORE

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