Exploring

Saying Goodbye to Summer

Hi everyone! I hope you enjoyed my 14 days of summer meditations. For those of you who followed along, thank you. Even though summer doesn’t officially end until the autumn equinox, Labor Day always feels like the “official” end, so I hope you have a great one today! In case you missed the series—enjoy! 14 […]

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I Found My Pill on Blueberry Hill

“A Nap after Blueberry Picking” by Joseph Csatari by guest blogger Jeff Csatari, executive editor of special projects for Men’s Health One sign of good health: blue poo. If you eat enough blueberries, that’s what you get. But have you seen the price of organic blueberries, even now during peak season? A quart costs $8 […]

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Why I Love New York City

People doing tai chi in Madison Square Park…only in New York! Some people have the mistaken perception that I don’t like New York City. Nothing could be further from the truth. I love it! Allow me to explain… First of all, I feel like a New Yorker and New York feels like “my city.” My […]

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Where Has All the Real News Gone?

I’ve always loved my local paper, the Allentown Morning Call. After all, where else am I going to see who has died that I might know, find a good Pennsylvania Dutch recipe I’ve been wondering about, read about the guy who was all drugged up and threw a can of baked beans at a car, […]

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Make Time to Make History

by guest blogger Jeff Csatari, executive editor of special projects for Men’s Health It’s way too easy to say, “I just don’t have the time.” With the kids’ swim meets and horseback-riding lessons, family obligations, and deadlines to meet at work—in other words, in the rush of real life—how to you find time to pause […]

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Sydney vs. Melbourne:
It’s Like Chalk and Cheese

My last day in Sydney was a day of utter perfection. When I finally got to the Icebergs ocean swimming pool on the beach at Bondi, I truly felt like I had reached the destination of my pilgrimage to Australia. Then I took an 11-hour train ride from Sydney to Melbourne. At first, after the gloriousness of Sydney, I was a bit bummed. But as I started walking and exploring, I started to see the deeper side of Melbourne, which is highly creative and artistic.

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Living Life Upside Down in Australia

From the States, Australia doesn’t just seem very far away, but, as my oldest daughter kept reminding me, it’s also upside down. Thanks to doing yoga, I’m quite comfortable hanging out upside down, but I thought it would be good to summarize the differences so far on this journey Down Under.

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Bruce Springsteen in Australia. Twice.

It was a coincidence that my long awaited and dreamed of trip to Australia coincided with Bruce’s first tour there in 10 years. But when I saw the dates, it was the first thing I actually put money down on. It was his last night in Melbourne, and my second to last night in Australia, and I thought it would be a good way to celebrate the end of my trip. It was!

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