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Taxes Schmaxes: Our wee lil problem with avoidance

This year I got one of those hold-your-breath pieces of mail from the IRS. I do my own taxes on Turbotax, so I’m always a little trepidatious of the mailbox in the weeks that follow tax day. I’d screwed up. I had not input my medical insurance correctly, and in bold print this letter stated: this may affect the amount... Read More

Less Absolutely IS More (Results included)

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At the tail-end of April I wrote about my new lifestyle/exercise approach in this post: Why Less is Adding Up to Be Awesome. I had just read Primal Endurance and was all amped up on “intuitive training,” an approach, despite all my mindfulness, that all these years I’d mostly ignored. The premise was simple: Listen to your body. I even downloaded... Read More

Mindfulness Go: Hunting happiness

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Yesterday I drove to our new favorite Brooklyn beach with Elisa and our dear friend, Becky. This song came on just as we crossed the Marine Parkway Bridge, temps fell dramatically nearing the water, and the smell of ocean flooded the car. I sang loudly and danced while driving, wind in my hair, smiling from ear to ear, excited to... Read More

Rethink Your Depression (For open minds only)

What if I told you depression is not a chemical condition, it’s a spiritual one? These sentiments, I’ve felt for some time, were shared by Marianne Williamson in last night’s talk, Tears to Triumph at the Marble Collegiate Church here in NYC. With a whole heck of a lot more street cred, I was thrilled to hear her say many... Read More

Why Less is More is Adding Up to Be Awesome

In perfect harmony with my 20-16 fitness goal of flexibility, I just finished reading Primal Endurance by Mark Sisson.  My favorite part about the book, although quite technical–packed with studies and endurance athlete jargon, was its intuitive approach. “Ditch the workout plan!” was a running (pun intended;) theme, and listen more to the body. Not enough sleep? Postpone your hard run.... Read More

The Delusion of Disease

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Let me begin this post by saying–shocker–I am not a doctor. That’s why I’ve included this Bulletproof podcast with Dr. Jeffrey Bland, only the Godfather of functional medicine, and author of The Disease Delusion. That said, I am constantly frustrated in conversation with clients/strangers/friends/family who have accepted their diagnosis/diagnoses as gospel. I have anxiety. I’m bipolar. I have a thyroid... Read More

Nourishment: What we need more of and how it will change us

kat hurley, wife, elisa haggarty, kitten, guatemala
This could be food, drink, noise, TV/news, energy at home/office, social media, literally EVERYTHING we take in is what I consider nourishment. All this stuff, is it nourishing you or depleting you? I look for healthy organic foods, for instance, to nourish me, thought provoking articles, books, podcasts to nourish me, breath work, sleep, meditation and movement (running, walking, biking,... Read More