Healthy, Happy … and Disappearing Fast

  It’s a freaky question with an equally freaky answer: Not many. As the chart indicates, if you are healthy and flourishing — physically, mentally and emotionally — you are, statistically speaking, very much in the minority (almost certainly less than 20 percent, and arguably less than 3 percent — see below). Eek! You can get more of the official facts and statistics in my feature “Being Healthy Is a Revolutionary Act: Renegade Perspectives for Thriving in a Mixed Up World.” But the main thing you gotta know is that if you are not one of the lucky few represented by… read more

Look, Ma! No Ads (in Prevention Magazine)!

Rodale’s Prevention magazine recently announced that it will soon stop taking print ads and increase its cover price by a dollar to make up for lost ad revenue. This is a bold, exciting (and some might say crazy) move from a pioneer in the healthy-living space. It comes at time where higher levels of media integrity and independence are desperately needed. Readers want more authenticity and transparency. They need credible, objective information that actually helps them improve their health and happiness  (vs. just selling them new-and-improved stuff and entertaining them with fluffy listicles), and they rightly suspect that the increasingly blurred relationship between editorial… read more

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My Revolutionary Acts Blog at HuffPo

Before I did my brief stint as Huffington Post’s executive editor of Healthy Living last summer, I’d blogged a little bit for them. But I never got around to posting the stuff I really wanted to … because, well, it didn’t exist yet. Now, I’m doing a cool new “Revolutionary Acts” column series for Experience Life magazine, and it has a sweet second life over at HuffPo. I’m really happy with how it’s rolling both places. Basically, I’m just riffing on my “101 Revolutionary Ways to Be Healthy” (you’ve got the free mobile app, right?) — taking each of the… read more

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What My Book Is About

In my “Yes, I’m Writing a Book” post, I described my motivations for doing that.  I got some lovely feedback and a few requests for more info.  So here’s a little clip from the book’s in-progress intro … *** GETTING HEALTHY IS A TRIP. And I mean that in more ways than one.  It’s a remarkable, mind-blowing “whoa, dude” sort of head trip, for sure. But it’s also a significant personal journey, and rarely a predictable or uneventful one. Remember the setup for the TV show Gilligan’s Island, where those ill-fated passengers head out on a nice little “three-hour tour”… read more

My forthcoming book (working title). :)

Yes, I’m Writing a Book

  I started noodling with the idea of writing a book back in 2001. It took 13 years for me to get around to actually embarking on the project. In the meantime, I put out more than one hundred issues of Experience Life magazine, wrote my Manifesto for Thriving in a Mixed Up World, launched RevolutionaryAct, worked up the “101 Revolutionary Ways to Be Healthy” mobile app, wrote a bunch of monthly columns, hosted a radio show, created a TV show pilot, gave talks, taught some online classes, took people through my Refine Your Life workshops, did a brief stint running the Healthy Living vertical at The Huffington… read more