Truth Cravings

As Anthony Bourdain’s passing took over the internet, I wondered why this particular celebrity death affected everyone so much?  I enjoyed Bourdain’s story telling, either in print form or on TV. He inspire me to eat differently and have a more fluid culinary point of view.  His suicide caught me by surprise and saddened me…

How You Move Is…

I absolutely love this commercial.  It’s a catchy, high-energy advertisement for Hospital of Special Surgery (HSS). The song takes residence in my head as I enjoy the fun, fresh moves of the actors as well as the expressions on their faces as they move.  Motion allows them to show joy, excitement, confidence, curiosity, and even aggression…

Failing to Surrender

Although there are many approaches to healing chronic, non-healable conditions, I’m fairly certain they all have one thing in common. Surrender. You have to surrender your need to heal yourself if you want to heal yourself. If you’re determined to fix your health problem you must be 100% okay with not fixing your health problem….

Day 24: Failing to Blog (Again)

I was away this weekend which made blogging tough. Although I failed to write a post, I thought I’d officially use my blogging failures as opportunities to showcase blogs, sites and other artists, writers and scientists that I follow. One of my favorite blogs of all time is The Blog That Ate Manhattan (TBTAM), written…

Day 18: Failing at Enthusiam

I’ve never been an overly enthusiastic person. I can be positive, optimistic, thrilled, happy, inspired, cooperative, fun-loving and even excited on a regular basis. But enthusiastic? Not me. I tend to keep the more animated and exuberant parts of my personality at bay. My lack of effervescence has never been an issue until now. The…

Day 13: Failing at Vulnerability

To be vulnerable is to be “susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm”. If you suffer from health problems or are disabled in any way you’re especially vulnerable for a variety of reasons. Since I can’t walk well I’m literally vulnerable as my personal safety is at risk. Because I’ve been trying and failing…

Day 12: Failing at Prayer

Mention prayer pose and there’s a good chance I will think of yoga before contemplating being on my knees at the foot of my bed or sitting in a church pew.  I don’t pray all that often because I’ve never fully understood the concept. I think if people mentioned the failure of prayer around the…