Mindfulness Part 1: Brief Introduction

The first time I heard about mindfulness I was a bit skeptical but after the first day of practicing I was completely sold!  Like most everyone, I have my faults and have areas of improvement that I would love to advance.  This is a holistic incorporation of everything from interpersonal …

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One Nation, United Under Dog

One of the remarkable things I’ve noticed while visiting dog parks, dog beaches, dog-friendly bars and other pooch-related social events is the breadth of diversity of dog owners. San Diego is a mishmash of sun-bleached surf bums, military straight arrows, backcountry good ol’ boys and girls, techies and old hippies. …

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Sugar is Sweet, and so is Aspartame, but they’re both bad for you

I wasn’t planning on writing another piece on nutrition science for a while, but then along came an artificially-sweet spider: New York Times published an op-ed called “The Evidence Supports Artificial Sweeteners Over Sugar” and it blew up social media. Full disclosure, I shared it without reading it carefully, intending …

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Let’s panic about GMOs!

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), specifically in our food supply, are a pretty significant source of controversy. In light of Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s recently publicized comments (see below), arguments over GMOs exploded on everyone’s Facebook feed. What I noticed reading these comments is that, while everyone has an opinion about GMOs, …

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