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This Is How We Thrive in the Age of Anxiety

Is This the Age of Anxiety? The term was coined in 1947 by W.H. Auden in his long poem of the same name. He won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1948. His poem highlighted human isolation, which is certainly not foreign to us during this time of pandemic, or “plandemic,” based on your perspective of the current world order. I suggest that basking in anxiety—worry, unease, nervousness—can be relentless regardless of world events. We

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Outa Sight; ‘Outa Body’: Do Sober Alcoholics Hang Out in Bars?

This article is about sobriety, environment, and physiology in relation to compulsive eating and sugar addiction. One of the first recommendations I make to clients who long to end the madness with sugar addiction and compulsive eating is to set-up their environments for successful recovery. I call this “sculpting your space.” This includes home, work, and other frequented places. We talk about removing processed, refined carbohydrate-laden snacks (cookies, crackers, pretzels, cereals…), trashing the rancid, inflammatory

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Power of the Doughnut

Doughnuts are my favorite food. Bread and butter are a close second. I’m carbohydrate intolerant by way of high blood sugar, high triglycerides, total crash out, and my inability to digest such creatures as those fluffy puffy creamy fried dough sugar balls are. That said… enjoying doughnuts without remorse, guilt, or total dread is difficult. Last week I was at an AA 12-step meeting at the beach—on the actual sand in Santa Monica, CA. I’m

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From Cocoa Puffs to Fat Camps to Type 2 Diabetes [Part Three: Middle Age]

Middle age is a funny concept because we don’t truly know how long we’ll live. It’s an estimate at best, but also a clear indication of moving through childhood and young adult years. Perhaps the coolest thing about this time is noticing our growth, and how our perspectives shift and evolve. From Weight to Health As a child, teenager, and young adult, my focus was on body image and weight. Growing up in a Hollywoodesque

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From Cocoa Puffs to Fat Camps to Type 2 Diabetes [Part Two: Young Adult]

By the time I was a teenager, I’m pretty sure I was wise beyond my years. Wisdom, however, doesn’t equate to joy or confidence, two qualities I could have used more of. In part one of this three-part blog series, I wrote a snapshot of my childhood in relation to sugar addiction, secrecy, and early camp life. If you missed that blog and want a segway into part two, you can read that here. Isolation