We should think not sweating is disgusting.” That’s one of my favorite lines from the new book Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World by Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith. We have deodorant, perfume, wipes for your face, body and nether regions. There are shame inducing commercials of people afraid to raise their […]
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I just finished Paul Jarvis’ Everything I Know, and am inspired to write. If you are familiar with his work, you’ll know that authenticity is his jam. Inspired by this idea, I thought I’d do something different than my typical book review. Something – you know – cool. I was going to write an open letter to […]
Disclosure: Please know that if you make a purchase using a link on this page, I may earn a commission (at no extra cost to you), which in turn helps support this site. Thank you in advance. I graduated from college and convinced my older sister to quit her job and spend six weeks abroad […]
Jhumpa Lahiri is one of my favorite authors. My best friend introduced me to her collection of short stories called Interpreter of Maladies nearly a decade ago. It was over those pages that I gained an appreciation for Lahiri’s ability to describe life’s details (with clean simplicity) in just the right proportions. It is in those moments […]
Over eating, checking our cell phones, chewing one’s finger nails—all bad habits. But what happens when we understand the nature of a habit and use it to transform ourselves, relationships, public health and communities in which we live? As we entered into a New Year, I have been reading a lot of articles on resolutions, […]
Disclaimer: If you make a purchase from some of the links below, I may earn a small commission (at no extra cost to you). Like most Gen Y’ers I grew up eating fast food. Lots of it. Every Wednesday my family used to go to McDonald’s, I’d get a Happy Meal. Then I entered into […]
Jonathan Franzen hits a home run in his collection of essays, How to Be Alone.