How to do Abhyanga

Becca ReddyHappiness, Health33 Comments

Do you want to: Look and feel younger? Sleep better? Have better circulation? Calm your mind and energize your body? Rejuvenate your mind-body system? Have glowing, youthful skin? Then read on. This is part 2 of Abhyanga, which is a procedure for daily oil self-massage. Doing Abhyanga is so simple, it ought to be illegal. It’s simple yet powerful. Stuff … Read More

Disciplining Teenagers

Sage ReddyHappiness, Health15 Comments

Disciplining Teenagers image

Smack! Smack! Smack! That’s the sound of my wife slapping herself silly in the middle of the night. Is she crazy? No! My sweet wife, Becca is trying to rid herself of mosquitos. Even though I can sleep under the covers and am quite immune to the darn mosquitoes, I can hear the pesky things buzzing around. And it’s hard … Read More

Problem Solving Steps

Sage ReddyHappiness, Health, Wealth31 Comments

Chances are you have a life. Which means you have problems. Question is, what are your problem solving steps? It’s 1pm on a weekday afternoon in Portland, Oregon. Time to throw something together for lunch. I must eat before my stomach eats me alive. I pull away from my computer, head on over to the kitchen, only to find that … Read More

What The Heck Is Law Of Attraction?

Sage ReddyHappiness, Health, Love, Wealth37 Comments

“I’m poor, black and old… and no one wants me.” That, in a nutshell, is her take on life as we know it. Yes, she’s all that: poor, black and older than she was last year. She’s jobless, practically homeless and without many friends in life. She is Marla, a friend I met only last year at an open mic. … Read More

Trust But Verify

Sage ReddyHappiness, Health, Wealth22 Comments

“I want to buy your snow tires. They are perfect for me. I just don’t have the money to pay you right now. Can I pay you at the end of the month?” the buyer informs us on the phone. What do you say to that? Most normal people would say, “Sorry, call me when you have the money.” I, … Read More

Abhyanga: Self Massage

Becca ReddyHealth26 Comments

Do you want to: Look and feel younger? Sleep better? Calm your mind and energize your body? Rejuvenate your mind-body system? Have glowing, youthful skin? Then I have one word for you: Abhyanga. Translated into English, it would be three words: self oil massage. Just as cars need oil to run at their best, our bodies too need oil to … Read More

Food Combining Rules: silly or wise?

Sage ReddyHealth49 Comments

food combining image

What’s wrong with this picture? Nothing! Unless, of course, you’re talking food combining. What if she represents potatoes and he, meat. Hmm, do they still go together? Let’s give this lovely couple a break and turn to food. This past thanksgiving, my wife, Becca, did something most Americans never do at a thanksgiving meal. Like most everyone, she had her meat ‘n … Read More

Is Fast Food Bad For You?

Sage ReddyHealth45 Comments

is fast food bad for you image

Is fast food bad for you? I could say “yes,” but that would be too simplistic. I could say, “look at the picture above. Doesn’t it say it all?” But I won’t do that either. Instead I’ll give you this answer: it depends. On what?! On you! More specifically, your attitude towards fast food. Eating fast food is much like … Read More

Talking Turkey

Sage ReddyHealth23 Comments

Thanksgiving Grace image

Do you say grace at your meals? Neither do I. Hmm, are we just ungrateful critters or what?! Not to fast batman! Saying grace doesn’t mean you actually FEEL grateful. Conversely, you don’t have to say grace to feel grateful. Which brings us to gratitude. Like love, gratitude is a word we throw around freely. But, like love, gratitude is … Read More

Child Or Baby Not Eating

Sage ReddyHealth32 Comments

Why You Should Never Reward Your Child With Desert image

You are a parent and you have a secret up your sleeve. You know how to get your child to eat food: you bribe him with dessert. Except that (1) it’s not a secret (as most parents engage in this practice) and (2) it’s a horrible idea. What’s worse, thanks to your “brilliant” idea, your child doesn’t seem to care … Read More