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Perfectionism in its Death Throes

The illusion of perfectibility is hard to escape. The message “be better,” “do more,” “you’re not good enough,” is littered across the advertising landscape, and in our fast-paced modern world, the competition to be busy and never content with who you are and what you have is ubiquitous. The idea that one must keep pursuing … Read More

When Good Things Become Ultimate Things

Life is full of good gifts: things to be enjoyed, experiences to be had, pleasures to be tasted, sense to be stimulated. But, our desire for and experience of good things can be twisted, distorted, perverted by a combination of genetic predispositions and external triggers. Enjoyment can become obsession, indulgence can become addiction, stimulation can … Read More

Say No to Keto

Beginning in the 70s, long before the Mediterranean diet was even a vague glimmer on the radar, the world became swept up by high protein/low-carbohydrate diets — the most prominent being the Scarsdale diet, followed by Atkins. Bad ideas rarely go away, they simply return repackaged and with a clever new name to entice a … Read More

Have a Little Faith

We all have faith in something. Don’t believe me? How do you know when you get out of bed in the morning that your feet will hit the ground… and stay there? Because you have faith in gravity, even though some of the most brilliant scientific minds still lack a definite explanation for what gravity … Read More