An Unusual Tool for Managing Plenty

When the supply of food, entertainment, and experiences is infinite, how do we manage our impulses and our experience of “satisfaction?”

One of the most profound and useful concepts I learned in business school has been very helpful to me in creating joy from experiencing everyday life, and I think it will help you, too, so I am sharing it here. Continue reading “An Unusual Tool for Managing Plenty”

Triple Frugal Paleo Food Hack

I have recently discovered an incredibly pleasing food hack that addresses the negative hit that working from home has had on my health, and I know many people have found the same thing: since we work from home, we move less, and it’s no fun trying to restrict food long-term. So I recently discovered a simple hack that rebalances my food and activity.

I love this hack because it’s healthy, frugal, and it saves time, too! I’ve tested it for a couple weeks now, and it works great for me. Here’s how it works… Continue reading “Triple Frugal Paleo Food Hack”

Hard Times

New choices about how we experience hard times

Tonight I am thinking of a friend who is beset by a cocktail of challenging planetary energies that are manifesting in life-defining pressures. His struggle reminds me of some of mine and how I have learned how to dance with these energies more gracefully over the years. Here I will share some of my learnings that I am still learning. Read on for how you can transform your experience with “bad times,” “the blues,” “deep shit”; they have many aliases. Continue reading “Hard Times”

The Powerful Medicine You Have Hidden Between Your Legs

The only price of admission is curiosity with a twist of courage…

In this age of corona viruses, be they novel or just plain boring, modern healthcare piles on the drugs and immunizations, using science to thwart the bugs. Due to strong Uranian and Neptunian energies in my chart, I have been drawn to the unorthodox, and one of my biggest health hacks is the subject of our post today. This hack is free, always available, applicable to a wide range of maladies, and hidden in plain view. I invite you to join me back stage to delve into it, but to do so, you have to face a cultural taboo. I also touch on related lifestyle practices that seem to help my body to thrive despite its advancing age. Continue reading “The Powerful Medicine You Have Hidden Between Your Legs”

On Physicality and Aging

Goals are about destinations, not journeys.

Today I am reflecting on my motivation for “working out” and being active, and I suspect that these reflections may help you rethink how you relate to your body as they have me, so here we go.

Here’s some context: since entering “middle age” several years ago, I have had many conversations and other interactions having to do with people’s motivations and attitudes toward their bodies, and many of these emerged during ethnographic research engagements in which I studied people online. Most of the stereotypes and ideas I encountered are not useful to me because they miss the whole point of what the body is, what its significance is. So let’s follow this and see where it leads. Continue reading “On Physicality and Aging”

Breakfast Frugal Food Hacking on the Road

Corona virus has tilted the game in travel in general, and to make matters even more interesting, every business/institution has its own approach, which makes travel more unpredictable, and creative when you are willing to approach it that way. Yes, there is consistency with federal and state laws, but there are myriad little variations that may affect you quite poignantly, depending on what’s important to you. Here is a glimpse of my current experience, along with some hacks to fill in gaps. Continue reading “Breakfast Frugal Food Hacking on the Road”

“I Don’t Want to Know the Astrological Energies That Control My Life” [opinion]

Astrology is ancient, and it has a lot of baggage, much of which is due to the ancient practice of using astrology for “fortune telling,” “predicting” the future. Many people who prize the idea of free choice reject astrology and other esoteric practices because they don’t like the idea of some mysterious force controlling their lives. As I love free choice and responsibility, I can appreciate this point of view. At the same time, within it lurks some misconceptions, so here I offer a brief reflection about astrological energies and what they really mean, so we can get to how astrology can empower people. Continue reading ““I Don’t Want to Know the Astrological Energies That Control My Life” [opinion]”

Chiron’s Wound and Healing Process

glyph-ChironChiron was officially discovered in 1977, so its use in astrology is relatively new—and breakthrough. I have experienced its transformational power in my own life and observed it in clients’. To work with Chiron’s energy, to touch its magic, we need to suspend several cultural norms, so I will touch on these here after briefly describing “the Chironic Process,” which begins with an “innocent bystander” wound that one can transform into healing and gratitude. Continue reading “Chiron’s Wound and Healing Process”

When Is a Relationship Worthwhile?

Recently I have been reflecting on relationships I have had, and I realize that I have developed an unusual way to think about relationship when compared to my friends and clients, so I’ll share it here in case it helps you with your relationships, too.

What Is Relationship?

Have you asked yourself this question recently? Anyone can look up the word for its dictionary meaning, but have you thought about its meaning in terms of your self? Of course, your answer will be different from mine or anyone else’s.

To me, relationship refers to the act of relating, consistently and relatively intensely. And relating refers to one person interacting with three other people: who he perceives the other to be, who the other perceives herself to be, and the other as a more objective “god” would perceive it. The same is true of the other person relating to three of me. Continue reading “When Is a Relationship Worthwhile?”

My Favorite Work From Home Hacks

The 2020 coronavirus scare has millions of people working from (and living at) home who have not done it before, so it’s a big adjustment. As I have been contracting off and on for decades, I’ll share some of my biggest hacks for increasing joy, productivity, and health. I’d love to hear your hacks, too!

I’m not listing these in any particular order, so, popcorn. Enjoy! Continue reading “My Favorite Work From Home Hacks”