Quick ‘n’ Dirty Wellness

Health does not have to be complex or difficult to manage. It can be simple, doable, effective—it can even be fun. And if we pop the right health tools into our daily lives, they can move us closer to where we want to go instead of bogging us down or overwhelming us into doing nothing. Health can be quick ‘n’ dirty. I’ve defined wellness before as a feeling of...

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The Pace of Life

Is it just me or has life gotten really fast? It’s so evident around this time of year. Right when we land on Black Friday, it seems like the lightspeedbutton gets pushed, and we instantly go into hyper-mode, even though we were probably moving pretty quickly in the first place. What’s with all of this speed? I frequently ask this question to guests staying at...

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Home Sweet Home

I just got back from vacation with my family. We spent Fall Break in Phoenix playing at the Zoo and Arizona Science Center, exploring downtown Tempe and the ASU campus. I had major fun living vicariously through my children’s adventures. However, after dwelling in the cramped quarters of a hotel suite for a few days, I was most grateful to cut our stay a bit short and...

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Train Like a Spartan

I have a friend, let’s call him Sean McMannus. He’s an imposing guy, standing 6’3” and every ounce a Scot from the Highlands. You’d almost expect him to have blue paint on his face, lift his kilt, smile and then take your head off with a giant claymore. In all honesty, he’s really just a large teddy bear who’s always laughing and joking. He’s much happier...

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May I Suggest Rock Climbing?

During summer break, I had the good fortune of taking my family rock-wall climbing. Actually, it’s better to say that my wife Sara planned the logistics (including discounted Groupons—love her) for all of us to go. I happened to be along for the ride, and it was an absolute blast! Not only did our entire family have fun together with very little bickering (not an...

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Miracle Mushrooms for Athletic Performance

I remember the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles. I was 16 at the time. Carl Lewis and Edwin Moses made history by winning gold medals in track and field. Mary Lou Retton received perfect scores in her final events, culminating in the first American woman winning an individual gold medal for gymnastics. Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin were on the...

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