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Mark Nepo Made Me Do It

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I recently got the chance to learn from one of my favorite authors, Mark Nepo, at a retreat in Santa Barbara. This past year, I’ve made a regular ritual of reading excerpts from his book, The Book of Awakening. And when I saw his ridic raw two-part interview with Oprah, I was converted to super fan. […]

Food Allergies Are For Real

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I’m lying in bed late this morning, after being up all night racked with diarrhea, intestinal pain, cramping to the point that I can’t stand up straight, a painful levator spasm, along with bleeding and irritated anal fissures. Uh huh. I said it. Anal fissures are tiny paper cuts all around my rectum that, when […]

Cancer Camp at Commonweal

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If you lose fat at fat camp, maybe you lose cancer at cancer camp? Ok, so I’m not really that naïve, but I arrived at the Commonweal Cancer Help Program last week after having been on the waitlist for two years. So much life had happened since, that I carried only a vague memory of […]

Aloha Recovery

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Why do you need an addiction problem to steal away to paradise for healing? I so deeply do want to do better health-wise, but since better health isn’t trying to do me, I settled for a retreat – Kalani Oceanside Retreat in Hawaii. I basically just wanted to attune myself to nature and be left […]

Today … I Ran!

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When my former personal training colleagues, Billy and Mike, came over for lunch a couple weeks ago, I mentioned how much I miss being physically strong, and that I’d been thinking a lot about just putting on some running clothes and heading out. Billy suggested, “You should. Why not?” Fear. I’ve been afraid of the […]