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Pitching, helping to populate, and then participating in a Commonwealth Club of California forum on food addiction four years ago was a signal experience.
The return of the entire panel last week for "Food Addiction 2.0," an update, was better than anything I remembered from before.
My fellow panelists are personable, incredibly accomplished, and, to me, unnaturally well versed, citing not only studies by their provenance. The moderator, Patty James, was very well prepared. And the audience asked knowledgable questions. I was happy with my contributions as well.
Visiting family in Jerusalem, we were less than 2 miles from where a bomb destroyed two buses and a car yesterday, injuring almost two dozen people. The experience definitely put a different face on life in Israel for me.
To be clear, we were never personally in danger. Our personal experience of the incident was to see a cloud of smoke rise to the south of us, and to see and hear dozens of responders whiz and screech past us.
Pam Warren became known as Britain's "Lady in the Mask" after she survived a horrific train crash that killed 31 and wounded hundreds in 1999. She's now one of Britain's most sought-after professional speakers.
Especially for friends in the Bay Area, the panelists who presented on food addiction at the Commonwealth Club of California a few years ago have been invited back for Food Addiction 2.0, on May 9.
So here's some news: I've been invited (and I've accepted!) to speak at TEDx in Eilat, Israel, on April 14.
Of course I'm excited. I have family in Israel, and have hopes that my mother will be able to travel from Jerusalem — almost certainly, it will be the only chance for her to see me, live, in my new profession. It'll also be the first time my sister has been in my audience.Georgie and Joey will join me after the speech in Jerusalem, and we'll all have a week with the family there.
Alex Beam, columnist for the Boston Globe, is not only a friend and former colleague, but one of the only columnists I've followed over time because he's deft at carving out niches that others never conceive.
But in his nutrition niche, he's not nearly as counterintuitive as he strives to be. He is a clueless wanker, repeatedly and again, just like everyone else.
Welcome to another episode of “10 Words or Less,” in which I ask brief questions of interesting people and request brief answers in return. I’m Michael Prager, an author, professional speaker, and lifestyle and wellbeing coach. I began this interview series in 2002 while working at the Boston Globe, so today’s guest joins a long and distinguished list. He’s an outspoken leader on corporate wellness programs who holds undergrad and law degrees from Harvard, and in 2013, Forbes Magazine named him one of “13 To Watch” in health care.