the only relevant long-term goal

There is only one long-term goal that is relevant: sustained health. Everything else is secondary. Travel. Money. Cars. Career. Art. Even relationships, family and friends. These are all amazing things experienced in the context of one thing: L-I-F-E. We have long-term financial goals. Long term career goals. Retirement goals. Goals with our hobbies. Some of … Continue reading

when what is normal kills

Hot dogs. Hamburgers. Pizza. French Fries. Soda. You know… normal food. If I ate this food everyday most people would never blink an eye. Then when I have my first heart attack they will feel bad for me. Like it happened to me. As if I was betrayed by my own arteries. Now, if I choose blood pressure medicine as … Continue reading

Terminally Ill

Pathology is the study of the origin of disease. Understanding the origin of a thing helps us understand how to heal and unlock the healthy version of ourselves. In order for us to treat or cure cancer we must look to its origin so that we can understand what it even is and how we … Continue reading

the most difficult organization to lead

It is interesting to interface with so many different industries and companies of every scale–manufacturing, scientific, education, churches, non-profit, healthcare, service, technology, aerospace, and so on. I have a lot of fun working with most organizations. My experience is that technology companies are really challenging with the kind of work I do, but not the … Continue reading

suffering

somewhere along the line suffering became a bad thing. yet here we are in these bodies that require suffering in order to be healthy. You can call it exercise if you want, but we are really talking about pain and suffering. many of us struggle with our health, not because we lack the desire to be healthy. … Continue reading

The Competitive Leader

Chris “Macca” McCormack has won more Ironman races than any other male in history–12 in all (Ironman = a triathlon race comprised of 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride, finished off with a full 26.2 mile run). He is the only man to complete the Ironman in under 8 hours twice. … Continue reading

vegetables and pain

There is this guy who works at Google who has a TEDtalk about doing random things for 30 days. Here are some of the things he did for 30 day time periods: took pictures everyday bike to work hiked a mountain wrote a novel gave up sugar no social media or news He says, “If … Continue reading