Why I Can’t Wait to Get Older

Why I Can’t Wait to Get Older

Today is my birthday! I am thirty-eight years old. But I’m not “38.” Let me explain. We have collectively accepted this idea that as we age, we must experience the inevitable breakdown of the body.  We expect pain and chronic illness to creep into our...
Why Failure is Fantastic

Why Failure is Fantastic

Most of us avoid failure as much as we avoid wearing pants, possibly more. Failure sucks.  It’s painful and most of us avoid pain because duh, it doesn’t feel good. Or does it? Did we just make it up that failure doesn’t feel good? Because we attached a bunch of...
Reward & Punishment: Stop the Insanity Already

Reward & Punishment: Stop the Insanity Already

If I eat only raw kale and hit the gym for hours then I’ve earned beer and wings for dinner. If I reach my target weight then I’m allowed to buy new, fun clothing and start dating again. If I have the perfect body then I’ll stop calling myself a pig. NO. Buy the...