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In Nutrition and Life, Aim for 80/20

In Nutrition and Life, Aim for 80/20

One of my favorite books about nutrition and exercise is “The Primal Blueprint” by Mark Sisson. One of the key principles he talks about in the book is that he believes you should aim to follow your nutrition plan 80% of the time. There are 2 key reasons for this...
Be the Flame, But Care for the Wick

Be the Flame, But Care for the Wick

I was listening to a speaker the other day, and he used an interesting analogy that I found helpful. He compared people to candles. Each of us is going through our lives trying to shine as much light as possible. Light was a metaphor for what was considered “good.”...
Living Whole

Living Whole

This post is Part 3 in a 3-part blog series on good and bad. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) In the previous two posts, I looked at how we often categorize things into two neat and separate categories of good and bad, but if we poke around under...
The Good in the Bad

The Good in the Bad

This post is Part 2 in a 3-part blog series on good and bad. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Last time I talked about how there can be some pretty big problems with the things we consider ‘good,’ especially if we put too much importance on those...
The Bad in the Good

The Bad in the Good

This post is Part 1 in a 3-part blog series on good and bad. Often we have a clear division in our mind about what is good vs. what is bad, usually rooted in our family or cultural upbringing. For example, making more money is good; making less money is bad. Being...
More is Better… But Only to a Point

More is Better… But Only to a Point

More is usually better… but only to a point. Take an example from the book David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell. It is generally assumed that the relationship between class size and academic achievement is linear. In other words, smaller classes lead to better...
Balancing Work, Love, and Play

Balancing Work, Love, and Play

Sigmund Freud once suggested that as humans we have three main parts of our lives—work, love, and play. Ideally, our lives should be balanced, with enough work, enough love, and enough play (but not too much of any one area). For most of us, work involves our job or...
Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing

When I was growing up, I was taught to ‘do the right thing.’ Perhaps you were taught this as well. I got this message from my parents, from my teachers, and from my church. I think this process is necessary in a society. We all are part of a culture, and we need to...
Riding Out the Highs and Lows

Riding Out the Highs and Lows

Life is full of highs and lows. Sometimes it’s helpful to know that for most of us, both the highs and the lows don’t last too long. I remember one day not too long ago that I was in a grumpy mood. My day was really busy, and on top of that, I was having car problems....
Notice the Wind, But Direct the Boat

Notice the Wind, But Direct the Boat

As a writer, I receive a lot of feedback. Some of the feedback is positive, but much of it is negative. For example, I recently received the following feedback on a paper I wrote: “I have to confess that it was a little difficult to stay objective because I was...
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