It’s been eleven months since I became a non-drinker. Although I never had a problem with alcohol (I didn’t drink every night, or become nasty after downing one too many,) I worked in and around the beverage alcohol industry for years on the client and agency-side which led to nights of socializing with clients, colleagues, and friends in the best bars, restaurants, and clubs in Manhattan. Going out at night was part of the job, but over time … read more
So much has changed over the few weeks since I crafted Part One of my recent blog about the positive habits I discovered or dialed up during the Covid-19 lockdown. Thankfully, most of the world is on a steady path of reopening and at a quickened pace, since the second quarter of 2021 began. When we experience (personally and collectively) … read more
It’s been a minute, friends. Make that a year since my last blog and since the Covid-19 lockdown began. Year one is now in the books, and thankfully we’re slowly, but surely, emerging from a long, and at times lonely, lockdown. I won’t get into chapter and verse about what’s happened over the past twelve months. We all know the … read more
We are exactly where we should be right now.
I know that sounds crazy. Who wants to be stuck inside the house on a sunny day in late spring? No one. But, if there is anything your Guy’s Guy has learned it’s although life rarely serves up what we expect, it always reflects the world we create individually and collectively.
The silver lining of this lockdown is this … read more
Did you know there are over ten million people living in Seoul, Korea? Now imagine a city larger than New York functioning like a well-oiled machine— with no litter, garbage cans overflowing, and no potholes anywhere. The differences are dramatic between my home in NYC and my new favorite global capital. Let me share some of what I gleaned about a fascinating culture and people living halfway across the globe. In the course of a just over two weeks … read more
If you watch as many films as I do, you know that if a movie sucks during the first twenty minutes, it’s not going to improve. The same can be said for most important aspects and experiences of our lives life. You need to get things off on the right foot, and that means being prepared to nail the beginning…of anything. This also goes for fitness and wellness and diet. If you want to run a marathon, … read more
Want to lose weight, increase your energy, and end your cravings for crappy foods? Introducing: The Process of Elimination Diet.
If you’re like me, you love food, you love to eat, and you eat well. While we do our best to either lose or maintain our weight, we face temptations about our food choices every day. It all comes down to choices. When it’s time to eat, you pick this or that, and the ramifications can be game-changing. … read more
The first Sunday in November is a special day. Runners of all shapes and sizes come from around the globe to New York City to share a special human experience as they pack together while running 26.2 miles through the five boroughs. This could turn out to be one of the greatest achievements of their lives.
To me, the best thing about running a marathon is that anyone who puts in the training and completes the course can … read more
If you are a New Yorker, have you ever peered through the droplets of rain on your window and dreamed of moving to sunny Southern California?
If you’re like me, you have, many times. I grew up in northern New Jersey and went to college outside of Philly. I traveled the world for work and play and lived on the East Coast almost my entire life. Back in the eighties I picked up and moved to San Diego. … read more
East coast / west coast comparisons are nothing new. For years conversations have pitted the Big Apple against the City of Angels. But after decades of New Yorkers migrating to L.A. beyond cars versus taxis and subways, is life that different in these two cities?
Sure, L.A. is an industry town while New York is the capital of finance, media, many other businesses, and arguably the world. But over time, the world has gotten smaller and the cultural … read more