Wellness

Wellness is a general term for keeping your body healthy on all levels, including spiritual and mental health. This is a collection of all articles discussing ways to optimize your health.

The Science of Fatherhood

The Science of Fatherhood

I recently experienced a wonderful thing — my first Father’s Day as a father. It was a glorious test of real fatherhood, from a 4 am feeding to a doctor’s visit to us all taking a long afternoon siesta, his […]

My Favorite Websites For Health Information

Which websites do you turn to for health information? There are literally thousands of sites offering advice, but a huge proportion of them are either trying to sell you something or simply don’t provide evidence-based recommendations. So here are my […]

Meatless Mondays?

Meatless Mondays?

I love meat. Looooove it. I would never consider going full vegan. At least, I’ve always said that, until… …until a couple weeks ago when I was in Carrefour’s meat section, doing my usual food shopping. For some strange reason, […]

What Is Potassium Iodide?

It’s been a hectic couple days, but at least for today there is no radioactive cloud approaching Beijing. But this certainly is bringing up a good debate about what to do in case this actually happens. Usually, if a community […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I wish you all a relaxing, restful Chinese new year! I will be taking a bit of a break as well. I personally had a great Year of the Tiger and look forward to next year’s adventures here in Beijing!

Escape From Dàhán At A Beijing Hot Spring

Today, January 20th, is dàhán (大寒), “big cold” on the Chinese solar calendar. This is traditionally considered the coldest day of the year, and I won’t argue with that — it’s darn cold. So, on these deep winter days, I […]

What Makes A Happy Marriage?

What Makes A Happy Marriage?

Let’s face it, living as an expat can put some severe stressors on relationships. I’ve seen far too many relationship problems in my family practice here, but here’s a positive article from the New York Times that I wanted to […]