Continuation Into Mindfulness – Part 2

This simple, 3 minute, guided breathing meditation is a quick way to clear your mind and take in your current experience.  Stop reading now Dragons, and play this video to become present in this moment. This is an example of a mindfulness training exercise.  I also utilize body scanning, sitting, …

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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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