Back on the Wagon

Tom CashBlog Posts, Healthy Eating, Mental Health, Self-Improvement Comments

Losing weight is difficult. Let me rephrase that.  Losing weight itself is easy, but maintaining the discipline required to lose the weight and keep it off permanently is quite challenging.  Cheat meals are okay, but they can snowball.  Gradually, over the last month or so, my cheat days evolved into cheat weekends, and then I found myself eating crap food in the middle of the week. That wasn’t the worst part, though.  Where I really failed was in giving in to sugar cravings.  It started with a cookie at the grocery store, or going out for ice cream on the weekend.  That rather quickly spiraled out of control, and within two weeks, I was buying a box of cookies, and … Read More

The Foundation of Being

Tom CashBlog Posts, Fitness, Healthy Eating, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Self-Improvement Comments

While I have never read Rumer Godden’s book, A House with Four Rooms, and am indeed not familiar with her body of work, I have nevertheless always been a fan of this passage from that book: “There is an Indian proverb or axiom that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional, and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but, unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.” There’s a simple – possibly universal – truth to that, even though it sounds like yet another groan-inducing pseudospiritual platitude on par with … Read More

Comedy, Mostly?

Tom CashBlog Posts, Fitness, Forgiveness, Healthy Eating, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Personal, Self-Improvement Comments

The last comedy article posted here is around six months old, and it feels a bit phoned in (by the time you read this, it will probably have been deleted). In all honesty, I feel like most of the content on this page is phoned in. It was rushed, never went through any revisions, never crossed paths with an editor. I was impatient to get content up, because I was of the opinion that regular content was better than quality content posted sparingly. Keep people interested by providing consistent content.