When quarantine started, I imagined my day would remain more or less the same before 5pm, because I already worked from home. To the logical part of my brain, this was a simple algebra equation. My nine-to-five life stays constant, […]
Where I live, “How are you?” has traditionally been more of a greeting than a question. You’re supposed to say something like, “Good! You?” and then talk about whatever you were going to talk about. In the last three months, […]
Solving a problem is very difficult when its cause is hard to trace. You can’t isolate the trouble the same way you would dunk a leaky inner tube into a bathtub to see where the bubbles come out, for example.
What you can do is try to focus on better inputs: i.e, if you're struggling because of the pandemic and its social and health consequences, try pouring more vegetables, books, and exercise into the front end of the system, while reducing the intake of sugar, Netflix, and news.
Binge eating episodes can be terrifying. They're like an out-of-body experience where you watch yourself in a feeding frenzy, searching for every morsel of tastiness you can find. Here's how to stop them. When a binge eater comes to me for help, I'm willing to bet one or more of the following things: They do copious amounts of cardio.