Two men in suits are standing on my front porch. They introduce themselves as policemen, confirm my identity, and ask if they can come in.
Oh shit. What did I do to deserve a visit from the cops? The last couple of years of life flashed through my mind like lightning. I can’t think of a damn thing. Nervously, I invite them to come in. We all remained standing.
Them: “We regret to inform you that your sister Mary Jo passed away today.”
Me: “WHAAAT? No, you must have the wrong person.”
They confirm her name and address.
There’s a back story to the impeachment drama playing out in Congress. Its implications are food for thought for every thinking person.
Logic and reason will not play into most Republican senators’ votes on impeachment. Nor will their sense of duty, justice, or fairness.
Recent reports say several lawmakers are suffering PTSD-like symptoms in the wake of the January 6 riot. It’s hard to imagine the horror of hiding under desks and barricading office doors to protect yourself from attackers — unless you‘ve lived in a war zone.
But even the presence of these symptoms won’t affect most Republican Senators’…
The basics of how I reversed a Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis within 60 days — without drugs:
There’s no magic here. I’d judge my willpower at no more than 5 out of 10.
If I can do it, so can you. As Hippocrates — the father of medicine said:
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
If you’d like…
“In the hours after an angry outburst the chance of having a heart attack doubles… Repressed anger — where you express it indirectly or go to great lengths to control it, is associated with heart disease”
- Dr. Chris Aiken, MD, an instructor in clinical psychiatry at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and director of the Mood Treatment Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Get that? Both raging, and pushing anger down are about equally as high-risk to your heart.
But the health risk doesn’t end there. Being easily triggered to anger increases your stress and anxiety, and can…
Personally, I think Law of Attraction is a flimflam term to sell stuff. On the other hand, were it not for that 2004 film I may never have gotten so interested in mastering my mind. I have created a life of grace, ease, and fun that often amazes me by using this principle.
If you are human, you too have this fundamental ability, though it’s been hyped as some sort of superpower. There’s no magic to it. I’ll try in this article to remove the woo-woo and explain it in common-sense terms. …
I want to credit May Pang for the inspiration to write this article. She wrote a brilliant piece published in P.S. I Love You about the five traits that lay the groundwork for a loving relationship. It was an eye-opener for me because it gave new words to why I feel as I do about my partner — Joy.
Thanks, May. I’ll link to it at the end of this article.
My partner Joy hits all the right notes for me. What does that mean?
vvhy suggest that you take responsibility for your own health care rather than rely completely on medical providers to always have your best interests in mind?
Because there are multiple nefarious, systemic dynamics at play in the medical industry bent on relieving you of lots of your money without necessarily curing your health problems.
Or worse yet, compounding them.
This article is written for readers who have been disappointed or frustrated by health care providers. For those who have been prescribed lifetime maintenance medications. …
Would you believe me if I said that reflecting on just two questions can positively affect the quality of your life?
Note that I said reflecting on two questions, rather than just thinking about them.
Before I share the questions let’s dwell for a moment on that term reflecting on.
Thinking about a question yields a quick answer that allows you to move on with your busy life as if you had never even considered it in the first place. Five minutes or a day later you will have forgotten about both the question and whatever answer arose in response.
I was inspired to write this after reading a story published on Refinery29, entitled “I’m A CEO, 50 & A Former Sugar Daddy — Here’s What I Want You To Know”
It’s a wonderfully vulnerable and authentic piece that I thoroughly enjoyed. So I was amused to see a huge volume of condescending comments in response.
Which I interpreted as saying a whole lot about the commenters and very little about the author. Envy? Projections? Self-righteous indignation? Yes, these and more.
I can relate to much of what the author owned about his dating experience in that article.
The title sounds like a bold claim, right? It’d be hard to believe it if I hadn’t done it myself. Here’s the story of how I did it — and how you can too.
On August 17, my doctor said one sentence that rocked my world: “You are a Type 2 diabetic.” Naturally, she prescribed diabetes-management drugs.
I was like, “No, thanks. Diabetes is a lifestyle condition. I’ll make lifestyle changes to reverse it.”
With the experience of someone who’s probably had this discussion more than a few times previously, she said, “That’s not likely.”
Hold my beer.