MIND, WORKOUT 29th August 2016

Yosemite captured on my iPhone


Hello folks,

This week I’m taking a little break from the norm and sharing with you moments from my vacation last week, where I took to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California and spent three days in the wilderness of Yosemite National Park (meditation was a must…..).READ MORE

FOOD, MIND, NUTRITION, Uncategorized, WORKOUT 22nd August 2016

Say NO to weight loss

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Sounds like an odd thing to say right? After all, hundreds of millions of people across the world struggle with their weight, obesity levels are rising and the call to lose weight is louder than it has ever been. The most frequently used model to assess an individual’s weight is the Body Mass Index (BMI)*. BMI calculates your weight in proportion to your height and labels you underweight, normal, overweight or obese. That’s all well and good except for one thing: BMI neglects the most important variable in its equation: Fat. READ MORE

FOOD, NUTRITION 15th August 2016

Nutrition: Is it just bad science?


The field of nutrition is made up of industry science not good science

For years we have been told to limit our intake of saturated fat

We always need a villain to blame

Over a hundred years ago the likelihood of dying from an infectious disease was far greater than it is today. Living conditions in rapidly growing cities were unsanitary and cramped. Vaccinations did not exist and life expectancy in the U.S. in the year 1900 was 47 years. Today, the likelihood of dying from an infectious disease is significantly lower thanks to modern medicine, technological advances and infrastructure developments. But before we claim victory for mankind, the sad fact is, we now face a new set of illnesses: heart disease, cancer and diabetes to name a few. So where did it all go wrong? And what role, if any, does nutrition play in all of this? What you are about to discover may surprise you.READ MORE

FOOD, NUTRITION 8th August 2016



True Story: As a kid growing up, I hated pizza… There was something about the tomato sauce I just couldn’t get with… my mom would save me the crust while everyone else devoured their slice. I didn’t mind the crust. However, things changed in the summer of 2006. I was a camp counsellor in Maine where my choice in the matter was no longer relevant. Meals were based on whatever Jim the cook conjured up that day. Fast forward ten years and as a New Yorker, pizza is easily one of my favorite foods (ham & pineapple incase you were wondering).READ MORE

WORKOUT 25th July 2016

When is the best time of day to workout?


Did you know that a one hour workout equates to just 4% of your day (1/24 x 100 = 4% for the fact checkers).  Whether you’re a night owl or an early bird, this fractional unit of time should make it seamless to get that sweat session in, right? Hmmm, maybe not.  Family, work, commuting and Netflix get in the way and before you can even check when the next Tabata class starts, it’s time to hit the hay. This begs the question: when IS the best time to workout? READ MORE

FOOD, NUTRITION 18th July 2016

Six of the most misleading food labels


Shopping for healthy foods can be a minefield of confusion nowadays with claims like ‘All Natural’ and ‘Low Fat’ boldly slapped across labels. To the untrained eye opting for the Non Fat or No-Sugar version may sound like a good idea, except it’s not. Here are the most commonly used phrases that are not in fact healthy and what you should be looking out for instead.READ MORE

FOOD, MIND, NUTRITION 11th July 2016

Five reasons why you’re always hungry

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Do you think about food a lot? As in, you just finished lunch but you’re already thinking about the fro-yo machine for a 3 o clock fix? How about when you go to bed but just can’t turn the lights out unless you’ve made a dent in the peanut butter jar? Good, I’m not the only one. If you’re eating three to five times a day and a good amount, why are you always so hungry? Allow me…READ MORE

FOOD, NUTRITION 4th July 2016

Chocolate – What you NEED to know


If you’re partial to chocolate like me, an excuse to eat it isn’t all that hard to find. With all the buzz surrounding the health benefits of chocolate and the endless choices at your local grocery store (atleast in NYC) it’s easy to chow down bar after bar, but before you do that, there is a small catch to all this good-for-you business. Chocolate, no matter the type, is still a source of calories and because it tastes oh-so-good to so many of us, it’s easy to over do it. READ MORE

MIND, WORKOUT 27th June 2016

Peak Performance


I’ve always thought that climbing a peak is somehow more palatable when I can see the summit from the trailhead and throughout the hike. The visual inspiration to hold my attention as I slog my way uphill is a perfect life metaphor for perseverance. So when asked if I wanted to hike Mission Peak in Silicon Valley, why would I refuse?