Merton on Capitalism

It is true that the materialistic society, the so-called culture that has evolved under the tender mercies of capitalism, has produced what seems to be the ultimate limit of this worldliness. And nowhere, except perhaps in the analogous society of pagan Rome, has there ever been such a flowering of cheap and petty and disgustingContinue reading “Merton on Capitalism”

Consuming to our doom

Yesterday, I listened to a pretty terrifying but informative podcast on Joe Rogan with Tristan Harris. Say what you will about Joe Rogan, at least he has created the space for people to speak about issues who are not being given any airtime on mass media platforms. I don’t know if you remember butContinue reading “Consuming to our doom”

Health Starts With Rest

Excerpt from Let Food Be Thy Gift Health Starts With Rest Health does not start with food, calories or workouts. Blueberries, burpees, miles, calories, points, strength, six-packs, bikini bodies, diets, programs and/or formulas cannot deliver us, save us, satisfy our deep needs or answer our real fears. This is the reason why health does not andContinue reading “Health Starts With Rest”

Profits over people

Yesterday, I listened to an important conversation about the need for social media to be held accountable for continuing to use technology to not only produce and promote the absolute worst feeds and content for users, but also for its inability to stop. The reason why it cannot stops because “the business model does notContinue reading “Profits over people”

I am angry…

“Passing one of our big churches today I ran across this significant slogan, calculated to impress the passing wayfarer: ‘We Will Go Out of Business. When? When Every Man in Detroit Has Been Won to Christ.’ Of course it is just a slogan and not to be taken too seriously, but the whole weakness ofContinue reading “I am angry…”

The Birth of Vive Alchemy

Written 2018 I have been in a very weird place the last 3 years. It has seemed as if I have been growing and birthing a baby. However, I am not actually having a human baby for the fourth time but I have been watching my whole life come together to create VIVE Alchemy. See,Continue reading “The Birth of Vive Alchemy”


In 2015, I started writing about health and I haven’t stopped. Without a doubt, 2015 was an amazing time of digging and discovery, questioning everything and searching for truth. The only reason why 2015 became such an epic year for me is because of the loving and honest relationships that I was graciously given createdContinue reading “2015”

Give up being a result

What brings you to the point to make a decision to quit the very place that offered, supported and displayed past achievements, a present job, the hope of a future career and a place where you could practice and teach “the right formula” that had given you some measure of personal success, security, comfort andContinue reading “Give up being a result”

Weight loss and the 5 Ds

As I was thinking back over my 22 years in the diet and fitness industrial complex aka “the health and wellness industry”, I have put together what I believe to be the fastest (and most unnatural ways) that I have lost weight and I have seen others lose weight. I call them the 5 DsContinue reading “Weight loss and the 5 Ds”

Let Your Light Shine

Can we stop using labels to describe ourselves and others? Why you ask? Because they are not only disconnecting us, inciting fear, roadblocking relationships and sabotaging communities, but they are stunting our own personal growth and development. I am so tired of labels. They are beyond ridiculous and they do not communicate who we reallyContinue reading “Let Your Light Shine”