Author Archives: Tim Van Orden

The Impossible Dream – How To Overcome Impossible Obstacles

Building my trail on Mt. Anthony is Bennington keeps yielding fruitful thoughts on trail blazing and finding meaning in life. On this glorious, rainy, Vermont Winter day, I found myself facing two very large obstacles, which inspired these thoughts on overcoming impossible obstacles on your path… Continue reading

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Never Get Sick Again on a Raw Vegan Diet!

Anyone who’s ever read a book on raw veganism or listened to a raw ‘guru’ give a lecture has heard this statement – “you will never get sick again as long as you eat a raw vegan diet.” There was a time early on my journey into raw foodism that I also believed and even shared this myth. That’s right, I said myth… Continue reading

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12/12/12 12:12:12 and the Meaning of Life

The clock strikes 12:12:12 on 12/12/12. What is the significance of this? Objectively – none. But if you want to have some fun with it, go ahead and give it some meaning. Human beings are meaning making machines. Our brains are designed to find meaning in everything… Continue reading

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Blazing Your Own Trail – How to Find Direction in Life

While out in the mountains creating a new trail, I realized that the process that I use to design and build trails is very similar to the method you can use to create your own path in life. So many people are lost and looking for direction… Continue reading

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How To Get Outside On Cold Rainy Winter Days

The weather outside is frightful, but I’m not going to sit here and feel spiteful. Instead, I’m going to follow a process that I’ve taught myself over the past few years, that helps to get me dressed, out the door and into action. It hasn’t failed yet. Perhaps you can apply these tools to the gray rainy days and challenges of your life. Continue reading

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Getting Started #56 – Perfectionism

It’s been a rough day at the end of a rough week. After slowly dying for the past two years, my trusty computer finally exhaled it’s final breath. Since a great deal of what I do takes place on the computer, this put me in a panic. I know this state well, as I’ve spent good portions of my adult life dealing with overwhelm, anxiety and panic. Continue reading

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An apple a day can keep heart disease away – Health News

Today, I want to discuss a new study that recently appeared in the Journal of Functional Foods. This study looked at the consumption of apples and it’s effect on heart disease factors such as the oxidation of LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream. Continue reading

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How to Eliminate ‘Runner’s Knee’ Pain

Today I want to share my success story in dealing with ‘runner’s knee’ pain. Many runners experience pain and swelling in the knee after long runs or high mileage increases. The most common cause of this pain is a condition known as patellofemoral syndrome, more commonly known as runner’s knee. This pain is caused by the knee cap rubbing on the sides of the femoral groove (at the base of the femur bone). This rubbing causes swelling and inflammation. Continue reading

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Zero Calorie Sweeteners & Weight Gain – Health News

I’ve also decided to start a new video series which covers the latest breaking news in the world of nutrition. I’m calling it ‘Nutrition News’ 🙂

In this segment, I discuss a new study out of the University of California in San Diego that appeared in the Journal of Physiology and Behavior which looked at zero calorie sweeteners and their effects on the brain and weight gain. Continue reading

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FAQ – Should you eat a Raw Vegan diet?

This is the first in my new FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) video series, where I’ll be answering many of the questions that fill up my various inboxes.

Today’s question – “Should I go raw?” Continue reading

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