What R.A. Taught Me About Self Discipline

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. One of the powerful effects of this disease is exhaustion. In fact, the most common way that people discover they have RA is that they wake up one day and they’re so tired that they can’t get out of bed. This gets worse and worse until it takes more than an […]

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis for Fifteen Years – Notes for Beginners

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis. This Fall is the 15th anniversary of my diagnosis for RA. I wrote the following notes to help my friend with this disease, which she will have for the rest of her life. If you are newly-diagnosed with RA, or you are close to someone […]

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My Excuses for Not Exercising

Yesterday I had a particularly painful Bikram Yoga* workout. I always have some pain due to my Rheumatoid Arthritis. But this was a bad day. Other than Yoga, I never go barefoot. You see, walking barefoot for me is a bit like walking on a floor where some kid has scattered Legos. You know those […]

How I Became One of the Healthiest People I Know

When I was very young my knees were pretty messed up. So I was either excused from physical education or given alternative (stupid) activities to do. I gradually improved and even took up running a bit in college. Then in graduate school I started playing racquetball and lifting some weights. When I was 39 I […]

Sex is Good – Who Knew?

This is not a blog about sex. It’s a blog about life. About balance. About all the things that make you a happier, healthier, more productive, more successful person. Well one of the best things you can do for yourself is to develop a happy sex life. At some level, pretty much everybody “likes” sex. […]

I Moved My Cane Today

Prop the mental cane against the corner and leave the pain where it belongs – in the past.

Meditation~ A Start

This meditation is a little different.  I am proposing a structure to get you started, but you should do what makes the most sense for you.  Take 15 minutes and practice praying. A timer may be useful.  Some kitchen timers have a single beep every five minutes.  That would be great for this exercise.  Each […]

Focusing On The Moment

We have discussed several aspects of “focusing” on your success.  Lots of books have been written on the concept of focusing on the moment, but I want to relay an incident that brought this point into focus for me recently. Brought clarity to focusing on the moment. I take Bikram-style yoga classes several times a […]

Tips for a Healthy Mind

There’s a good book called Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey. The book deals with a wide variety of subjects and not just ADD. Among other things, the authors make some recommendations for basic principles of what you might call “Brain […]