Health

That Set Killed: Addiction and Depression in the Comedy Industry

August 13, 2014

It was with great sadness, nostalgia, and horror Monday that the world discovered Robin Williams was dead from apparent suicide.  Williams touched so many lives, and was such an overwhelming presence that nearly everybody had a story to tell.  Underneath the sadness, nostalgia, and horror, though, was a pervasive sentiment of shock and confusion.  How […]

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Breaking Down in Fred Meyer

May 29, 2013

On our way back into Seattle from a nice, relaxing visit with the in-laws (no, really), my wife and I decided to stop at Fred Meyer for some much-needed household supplies. As Lindy was busy filling the basket with useful sundries, I foolishly thought, “Hey, we’re going to a film festival in a few days. […]

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What the Fork?

April 29, 2013

Occasionally, I like to take a break from regular blogging and do some product reviews.  And by product reviews, I mean eviscerate the inventors of anything in the Skymall Magazine and mock those who buy their products mercilessly. There is simply so much shit out there that we just don’t need, and we keep coming up […]

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Redefining Fit: Why You Should Stop Dieting Right Now

March 20, 2013

There are a lot of diets out there. Like—a lot. So how do you know which one works best for you? Here’s a secret about all those pills and point systems and food restrictions: they work—if you stick to them. But after you get tired of no-carb, no-fun cauliflower pizza or detoxing once a week […]

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Redefining Fit, Secrets Of The Gym: The Stuff They Might Not Tell You

March 7, 2013

There are probably all sorts of guidelines and rules for the gym in the paperwork you get when you sign up. But…who reads those? And, even if you did read those, are they really telling you the secrets of the gym, the things you really need to know? Today I’m going to tell you some […]

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Redefining Fit: Toning Arms And Legs

February 19, 2013

I recently had a friend ask how she could tone her arms and legs without losing her curves. And I swear, I heard angels singing. Because yay(!) she loves her curves, which is music to my ears (and most men’s, too). Curves are beautiful, womanly…sexy. She loves her hourglass figure, and that is sexy. Even still she would […]

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Redefining Fit: It’s What’s Inside Your Body That Counts

February 5, 2013

I once had a friend tell me that she gained weight while training for a marathon. At the time, I didn’t believe her. How can you run that much and gain weight? How can you be that in shape and not look it? Well, now I know. Because I myself have experienced it. Over the course of […]

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Redefining Fit

January 23, 2013

Fit.  Take a moment and think about what that word means to you. What comes to mind? A certain look? A certain number? A certain body type? Yourself? Sadly, that last one, for a lot of us, is definitely not what comes to mind. It certainly hasn’t been for me, even though I am an exercise […]

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Be Heard By Your Doctor

January 22, 2013

Be Heard is a collection of reader-submitted articles, published anonymously or with the author’s name associated. We encourage you to read what fellow readers have to say and support them with words of encouragement or advice. It is not easy to expose your thoughts and feelings to the world as our Be Heard authors are […]

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Why I Gym

December 20, 2012

It started in my 20s.  It started when losing weight was just a treadmill away, when happy hours and parties weren’t detrimental to having pants that fit, when all the calories from the night before could be forgiven by a 30-minute elliptical session. But it has turned into so much more. A way of life, […]

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