Category Archives: SIDCHAs

Pre-dawn glory

on December 13, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

With the Rocky movie franchise overdone, it feels hard to imagine the original when it came out. Neither the movie nor Sylvester Stallone were institutions. I grew up in Philadelphia and I remember some of its popularity, certainly for Rocky II. It was nominated for 9 Oscars and won 3. If the Rocky movies are about anything, they’re about a man finding within himself the discipline and motivation to achieve[…] Keep reading →

Struggling through woozy adversity

on November 23, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, Nature, SIDCHAs

Sorry to write about something unpleasant during a holiday about food, but the past couple days, I don’t know what I ate, but something didn’t agree with me. Sorry if you consider it too much information, but I consider it a part of life. My gastrointestinal tract was unsettled, keeping me up at night, forcing me to go to the bathroom a lot, so I only slept a few hours[…] Keep reading →

I’m going to watch a lot more TV

on November 17, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

Fun with language Longtime readers may remember that most of my life I ate chips, pretzels, and ice cream almost daily. I felt helpless to stop. It was frustrating. A few years ago I switched to fruit, nuts, and vegetables for snacks. I’m never going back. I wrote about how I started calling a head of cabbage a bag of chips in my post How to eat a bag of[…] Keep reading →

At 46, I have the fitness of an under-20-year-old. You can too.

on November 7, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

I may sound like I’m bragging or humble-bragging, but I’m just sharing my results from answering the questions at a web page, Worldfitnesslevel.org, that an article in the New York Times, How to Age Well, linked to. It says that At 46 years old I have the fitness of an under-20-year-old. Old man still got it. So read it and weep, all of you who value fitness but don’t practice[…] Keep reading →

The Simple Life: My Favorite Daily Moments

on October 19, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, Inc.com, SIDCHAs

My Inc. post today, “The Simple Life: My Favorite Daily Moments,” begins The Simple Life: My Favorite Daily Moments Every day has a few golden moments that I create and savor, no matter how many times I live them. It’s morning, before 8am. I’ve eaten breakfast, which followed my morning exercise, which followed my one-minute waking-up practice. I’ve already experienced three glorious moments I create every day at no cost in money or time.[…] Keep reading →

I’m no longer “not flying”

on October 18, 2017 in Habits, Leadership, SIDCHAs, Visualization

A friend wrote Your perseverance in not flying around is beyond impressive. 🙂 Are you still not consuming normal packaging? The longer you live outside a system, the less its goals and values control you. As with fitness, my skills living by my pollution-related values becomes easier all the time. I responded I’m no longer “not flying” or avoiding food packaging. I’m living by my values, which means creating adventure,[…] Keep reading →

Among a Man’s Best Feelings

on October 11, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

My post today on LinkedIn, “Among a Man’s Best Feelings,” begins Among a Man’s Greatest Feelings I’ve lived a fairly academic life—earning a PhD in astrophysics and an MBA. I’ve kept myself in shape and lifted weights, but mostly to play sports, which kept me thin. I never consistently lifted weights. Not that I lift huge weights now, but I’m lifting consistently for years for the first time. Every man[…] Keep reading →

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