You’ve heard of putting your money where your mouth is, right? Well, for most people that means writing a check and forgetting about it. But, what if you could align all – or at least, most — of your dollars with your values? Sharon Schneider says you can do it, starting with baby steps, and she’s got a handbook to show you how.
After a tragic accident at age 11, Michelle Kuei could have let her lifelong injuries define her. Instead, she decided to climb Machu Picchu and her goal was modest. She just wanted to walk fast enough so that her view wasn’t the back of the supply donkey! To do that, she got up before dawn so she could head out two hours earlier than the other hikers and make it to the next camp when they did. The lessons of grit and resilience are ones she’s brought to the rest of her life.
Jones Loflin may spend his career helping clients make the best of their time, but don’t call it time management. You can’t really manage time, he says, you can just choose how you spend the time you have. And that doesn’t mean spending your life checking off a to-do list.
When I first heard about author Stacy Gold, I have to be honest…I thought, “Boring, another person who THINKS she can write who wants to talk about her METHOD.” Well, I read an advance copy of the book and, guess what…it was GOOD! Finally, a heroine who didn’t count on the man to rescue her, and who had a sex drive! And, what sealed the deal? The author, if possible, has a life even MORE full of adventure than the heroine in the book!
Rob Dubin sailed the world studying happiness. Before that, though, he had to deal with a prognosis for his wife that said she’d lose both feet to frostbite. And before that, he and his wife were lost for days in a Colorado blizzard that had rescuers giving them up for dead. Rob Dubin learned a lot from all of that, and he found out that, whether you’re a billionaire sailing in America’s Cup or whether you’re a barefoot villager, there are certain things you can do to learn happiness.
Steve Favis is in the process of inventing a robot that could make our lives easier and even keep seniors in their homes. He started loving AI — artificial intelligence, or robots to the rest of us — at an early age when he had to read computer manuals to his visually impaired father. A few years later, he was winning the Innovator Award from Intel. He’s thinking about robot coding, robot ethics, and even robot sex.
Dietitian Dion Turner says your gut is like a garden. Probiotics are the seeds and processed foods are like the weeds.
She uses metaphors a lot because she is passionate about teaching people how to eat for their gut health and their overall health. It includes eating colorful, natural foods and being mindful, both of the food that goes into our bodies and of the microbes that live in our gut and can affect health all over your body.
Greg Mongeon is all about functional medicine. It’s a different approach to medicine – for one thing, it’s focused on keeping you well as opposed to treating you once you get sick. Have a headache? A headache, he says, is not a lack of aspirin but a response to something else, and it’s his job to find out what that is. If you’re not already hearing about functional medicine from your doctor’s regular medical practice, you might be soon.
Defne Nayman was an ER doctor, when she noticed that many of her patients wouldn’t be there if someone had taught them better life habits. These days she’s talking more about wellness than illness. She wants you to know how to age marvelously. She says you can make small changes and, the good news is it’s never too late to start.
But Anna Lyons and Louise Winter tackle the taboo head on with their book, We All Know How This Ends. The “this” of their book title is life, and the end of life and death – two very separate things, as it turns out – are what Anna and Louise talk about.
When it comes to the end of life, and to grief for the survivors, there’s no right way to deal with it all. And you don’t have to get through it, you really have to learn to live with it. About the only “wrong” thing you can do is to avoid the whole topic because it makes you uncomfortable.