Don’t Grow Up!

We all get older. That’s inevitable. The majority of us will also become wiser with experience. More responsible, too. We may also think about the future. What will it be like? What kind of legacy will we leave? All these are good things. But you don’t have to “grow up.” You never have to lose… Continue reading Don’t Grow Up!

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Poverty and an Unhealthy Gut

Social justice, in particular the “war on poverty,” may have a brand new front: the human gut. More specifically, human gut microbiome. Suzanne Ishaq and her colleagues at the University of Oregon have just published an essay arguing this in the journal PLOS Biology. In their essay, they point out that poverty creates increased risk… Continue reading Poverty and an Unhealthy Gut

Ducks, Rows And Drunk Squirrels

Have you ever felt like this? Of course you have! Every one of us has had moments, days, even lifetimes that feel this way. Life in our modern, high-speed, hyper-connected, 24/7 world can shake your foundations, bust your rows and scatter your proverbial ducks. It can leave you feeling like your nice, organized ducks have… Continue reading Ducks, Rows And Drunk Squirrels

The First Step In Learning From Failure

All the things you hear about learning from failure are true. It can make you better and lead to success later on! Maybe. IF, and only if you own your failures. Completely. Without reservation. Own them, analyze them and see where YOU can get better, do better, lead batter. Blaming a lack of resources, random… Continue reading The First Step In Learning From Failure

Take Diet Pills Now For An Eating Disorder Later

If you’re a young woman who doesn’t have an eating disorder now, but really wants one, there might be a simple way to get it! Diet pills and laxatives! There’s no guarantee, but according to the good folks over at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and at Boston Children’s Hospital, it’s probably a… Continue reading Take Diet Pills Now For An Eating Disorder Later

Adolescent Boredom Rising, Girls Hit Hardest

Adolescent boredom is surely not a new phenomenon. It’s not hard to imagine children expressing boredom to exasperated parents in just about every era. Of course, with the myriad of distractions and entertainment options available in the modern era, you might think today’s teens would have plenty to keep them from being bored. Apparently not,… Continue reading Adolescent Boredom Rising, Girls Hit Hardest

Healthy Temple, Healthy Spirit

We hear a lot of talk about “self care” from fitness and health professionals. But what does that really mean? In truth, we’re spiritual beings having a physical experience. Our bodies are the temples in which our spirits reside. Neither is truly our own. Each is a gift from God, from our Creator. Keep your… Continue reading Healthy Temple, Healthy Spirit

Helicopter Parents, Hothouse Kids, Anxiety and Failure

We all know at least one set of helicopter parents. This species is closely related to the lawn-mower parent. The key difference may be in the level of obnoxiousness and omnipresent “fixing.” While both species are annoying, neither is really helping their kids. Up until now, pretty much anyone with a working brain knew that… Continue reading Helicopter Parents, Hothouse Kids, Anxiety and Failure

Can The Ketogenic Diet Beat The Flu?

Mention that you’re on the ketogenic diet and you are just as likely to get scoffed at as you are to hear support. However, according to new research published in the November 15 edition of the journal Science Immunology, those who want better resistance to the influenza virus may want to consider the “keto” diet… Continue reading Can The Ketogenic Diet Beat The Flu?

Build Rotational Power for Softball and Baseball!

Improving rotational power for softball with the girls from Ruthless Softball New Jersey this morning at All-Star Sports Academy! This drill is fun, incredibly effective and provides intuitive reinforcement of an essential movement skill for hitting and even for throwing. Simple cuing improves the likelihood that the execution of the movement will translate to the… Continue reading Build Rotational Power for Softball and Baseball!