How To Remove Dented Hardware And Plastics From A House With An Iron

You know you are renovating a house when you find the right tool for the job. With my new steel deck hammer, I’m ready for every type of work. With an iron, I no longer need to buy new tools. I can remove damaged appliances and remove the plastic coating found on my iron to […]

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How To Prevent The Tooth Decay Linked To Cigarettes

Tooth decay linked to cigarettes, in fact. But you don’t have to go out and smoke cigarettes in hopes of preventing dental health issues, you know. Go to your dentist when you have a problem. Tobacco causes cavities in teeth, but we’re talking general decay here. If you’re worried about cavities in your tooth fillings, […]

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Why Eating Right Helps You Get More Happiness

As a lifelong practicing meditator and spiritual practitioner, I’ve been doing a lot to understand the mechanisms underlying positive emotional states and how that relates to the relationship of the body to the mind and the energy of the universe. It turns out that the way we think about how to eat and how much […]

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How To Lose A Few Pounds Without Eating A Single Carrot

I’ve lost about 100 pounds and I’m about to celebrate with an all-you-can-eat birthday cake. I’m in a big house in San Francisco with lots of windows that look out on the streets. There is a large, open kitchen, a small living room, the bedroom, and a living room/bedroom/kitchen area that wraps around three walls. […]

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How To Be Happy In Retirement, With Or Without A Car

How can you be happy in retirement, with or without a car? I’d like you to look at the big picture.  Do you want to focus on the present moment or on how to find enjoyment in the future? I suggest an old fashioned approach that is both rewarding and life enhancing. You are not […]

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How To Set And Keep Your Goals

The simple act of setting a goal can be more motivating than the thought of achieving it. The key to keeping your goal is persistence and a little bit of motivation. And to keep ourselves motivated, we need to take risks. Setting and keeping a goal takes effort, and it can be very tough to […]

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When It’s Time To Reinvent Ourselves: The Keys To Health And Vitality For The 21st Century

How can we improve health & vitality for the 21st century while living to the best of our abilities? In this short blog post , I share some of my own insights for making sure we’re living to our best — as opposed to our biological end goal. I was recently asked for advice by […]

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What Would Jesus Do?

You can’t help, but you want to. This simple sentence offers a profound and true reflection of the character of Jesus, and his mission to the world. You can draw a meaningful comparison to your own life at any point in time, and make it real. So, what would Jesus do in the world? To […]

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Why I Still Don’t Practice Yoga

I love the practice of yoga — but I don’t necessarily “need to” do yoga. I just liked the idea that my body is an instrument and that being able to use it flexibly, dynamically, and with grace is a lot more fun than being at the mercy of my body’s contortions, as though I’m […]

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How I Learned To Love Money Without Losing My Humanity

Being in public as an artist means that you have to deal with an array of pressures and temptations that can range from very good to very bad. In some ways, you’re just competing for attention and acceptance, just like in any business. As an artist, though, you have much less to lose. You don’t […]