Just Talking with Parris Lilly

Parris Lilly returns to discuss Heartbleed, Game of Thrones, the summer movie season, and most importantly to help me build an exercise routine for the Spring and Summer months. Parris has gone through a number of significant lifestyle changes and I’m hoping I, and you, can come away with some useful tips by the time our hour is up. Enjoy!

You can follow Parris on Twitter @vicious696 and learn more about his spring fitness exploits on Facebook.


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Farmers’ Markets are Cool

As suggested, if you have access to them, farmers’ markets are pretty cool.

This past Sunday morning I came away with apples, strawberries, broccoli, green beans and sugar snap peas for $20. Sure, I could go into some soapbox-y speach about supporting local businesses and eating organic blah blah blah, but the truth is I feel better during the week when I actually come close to adhering to that “apple a day” nonsense you heard as a child.

I feel better during the week when I regularly incorporate fresh vegetables into my dinners.

I feel better knowing that I’m making incremental process to finding a better version of me, through the food choices I make. Every little bit helps, and I’ll take whatever I can get.

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Just Talking with Cherise Shockley

I spend the next hour catching up with Cherise Shockley, founder of the Diabetes Community Advocacy Foundation. We discuss how her life has changed after getting a dog, the unexpected value in having a second grader take a personal finance class, the calculated growth of the Diabetes Community Advocacy Foundation (DCAF), and knowing when to establish healthy boundaries. Enjoy!

You can learn more about DCAF diabetescaf.org and be sure to follow Cherise on Twitter @SweeterCherise.


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Camping Preparations

Later this year, for my birthday, Dayle and I are going camping. I said I wanted a new lens for my camera and I wanted to go somewhere where I could really use it. Now we’re going camping somewhere (she hasn’t told me yet), and I get to prepare for things like no cell phone service for 4 days, and keeping food secure so wild animals don’t get to it (or us). If you read snark in that previous sentence, you are mistaken. I’m really excited.

But this also means we have a lot of preparations to make before we become one with nature. First and foremost, we need gear.

After a trip to REI and some best-price shopping on Amazon, I’m happy to report we are on our way.

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Just Talking about mySugr

Kyle Rose, mySugr’s Managing Director for North America is my guest this week. We cover Kyle’s work with mySugr, the complexities of an international business with respect to localization and government approval. As well as covering the basic of the mySugr suite of applications, I also ask about the future of mySugr and do my best to learn about future product updates without getting Kyle in trouble. There’s also, for reasons I cannot explain, some mention of Cornell’s A Capella scene. Enjoy!

You can learn more about mySugr at mysugr.com and by following them on Twitter @mySugr.


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