Join a Carpool or Ride Share

I feel very lucky because I live close enough to my work that I can ride my bike almost every day. On days when I have to drive due to bad weather, or for an appointment after work, or when I’m just feeling lazy, I usually notice how many people drive solo in their cars and trucks and SUVs (this is usually because I’m stuck in a long line of cars trying to escape work). If you are a daily commuter, look around then next time you’re stuck in traffic… how many cars have only the driver inside? Staggering! Continue reading

Dont Diet, Save Money, Lose Weight (DDSMLW)

shakeRaise your hand if you’ve ever been on a diet…

Keep your hand up if one of your new year’s resolutions is to lose weight…

Ok, hands down. I’ve got a not-so-revolutionary concept that is not a diet, will not cost you a dime (you will actually save money), and will help you lose weight.

Side note… I am not a healthcare professional, nor a dietitian, but what I am about to tell you is not a secret, it’s not some crazy diet, and it’s not a get-rich-quick scheme. It’s simple, and anyone can do it (please read Step 0 below). Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions

Cigarettes

Take a smoke “break”

Ugh, where to begin?

Every January 1st I set out to start anew and change the world with one easy wave of my not-so-magic wand. Last year was no different… I made my list of numerous, nearly impossible things that I wanted to quit, change, or begin. Now 364 days later, I still have a half refinished piano sitting in my bedroom (year 5), I have unpainted trim in my house, sliding doors with no handles, a fence with missing pickets, a shed without shelves, running shoes that are not even broken in, no rainwater reclamation system, and a blog to write.   Continue reading