Greg Johnson – Personal Update 201502

Personal Update 201502 | 28 February 2015 | Saturday

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Greetings,

Thanks for taking a moment to read my latest update.

Health. Last fall, I began reducing my consumption of sugar and coffee. Then I began reducing my intake of breads, pastries, and other foods high in carbohydrates. During this time, my indulgence was to eat various kinds of cheese. Now, almost 7 months later, I find I’ve lost my appetite for sweets. By using cheese as a treat, it was much easier to stop eating sugar, coffee, and breads. What’s really interesting is that I thought I would have a hard time quitting cheese. Yet, now, I don’t even crave cheese any more. Soon, I hope to post the list of foods that I’m eating. It’s a list I developed that’s mostly low-carb low-glycemic-index superfoods.

Technology. I wrote 14 technology related articles in February. One article is about how you can save hundreds of dollars on a standing workstation. The most recent articles are listed in the right column on my technology website.

In the News. I enjoy working with the media. Sometimes this involves working behind the scenes helping with news, articles, and television shows — mostly about small houses. I’m sometimes called upon by local media to help meet story deadlines. This past month I was interviewed by Fox News for a story about Phishing Emails and another brief appearance was for a story about shopping mall security.

Reflection. I recently learned that someone I know has cancer. Out of respect for their privacy I won’t go into any details, but the experience has reminded me of how indiscriminately ravaging cancer can be.

Inspiration from Advertising. As you may know, I’ve always had an interest in various aspects of advertising, especially inspiring ads. There are several inspiring ads recently produced by WestJet. The video below is an example.

Many thanks to all of you who keep in touch and provide support for the work I do.

~ Greg

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Origins. For those of you who are new to these monthly personal updates, they began over a decade ago out of a desire to share from my personal life about topics of lifeways, health, career, finances, relationships, effective living, and activism. This is based on the life map presented on the Resources For Life website.

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