Book review: The Blue Zones Solution

Monday, April 13, 2015

Dan Buettner opens his latest book, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People, with the story of Bob Fagen. Fagen is the 54-year-old…

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Love lives here

Monday, April 6, 2015

There are times we gather when magic is all about us. When the laughter is loud and the children squeal with delight. The dogs romp and everywhere you…

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Two dietary rules for a healthier, happier you

Monday, March 30, 2015

When examining the lives of those who’ve lived the longest in the world’s Blue Zones, three factors stand out. The first is the physical environment, which I touched…

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When it comes to exercise, slow is the new fast

Monday, March 23, 2015

Today we are jumping out of bed to talk about exercise. March is a good time to do this. Not because the north is slowly coming out of…

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Gratitude is a place in your heart where the songbird sings

Monday, March 16, 2015

There’s a place in your heart where gratitude lives. Hopefully it doesn’t live in a tent. A place of soft walls that shake in the night as the…

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The Sultan of Slow is getting some continuing education

Monday, March 9, 2015

The basic elements needed to live a long, healthy, and vital life are relatively straightforward. Eat simply and well. That means a diet consisting of lots of garden…

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The numbing sameness of suburban commercial districts

Monday, March 2, 2015

This past weekend Pam and I traveled to Jacksonville, the northernmost city on Florida’s east coast, so that Pam could work on a project. She has agreed to…

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The upside of transitions

Monday, February 23, 2015

Transitions can be difficult, and messy. Whether between jobs, relationships, anything, really, where patterns are established and roles and actions taken for granted, the change throws us off…

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Go on a phone detox and embrace boredom

Monday, February 16, 2015

What are you doing? Right now. This very second. Try your best to stifle the snarky response: “Why, Duncan, I’m reading your post. But if you keep this…

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The happiness quotient

Monday, February 9, 2015

Happiness has been a recurring thought lately. Perhaps triggered by Groundhog’s Day, it’s a theme I return to often. There’s a ying and a yang quality to happiness….

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