Combining Self-Defense and Exercise

There’s no doubt about the numerous benefits of regular exercise: healthier weight, greater strength, lower anxiety, resistance to disease. But, for most of us, finding the time to exercise is difficult. Trying to add some kind of regular self-defense training is even more of a Read More …

An Objective Look At Firearm Violence

The ongoing debate over mass shootings and gun control made me curious about the rate of actual firearm violence over the last few decades. I was surprised to see that virtually every chart available online contained cherry-picked data, either devoid of historical context, or a Read More …

Carbs & Insulin Explained In Plain English

Have you noticed that there’s a tremendous amount of confusion associated with nutrition in general, and carbohydrates in particular? Let’s clear things up. What Is A Carb? First of all a carb is not a TYPE of food, it is a PART of food. There Read More …

Positive Intelligence vs. Emotional Agility

Are unpleasant feelings a valuable doorway to personal insight, or are they the destructive byproduct of misdirected survival instincts? Two best selling books square off on opposite sides of this debate. In Emotional Agility, psychologist and TED Talk favorite Susan David encourages us to seek Read More …