Living Above the Drama – Podcast

Thank you Georgianna Donadio and iHeartRadio for having me on your show Living Above The Drama to discuss my new book Immaculate Consumption. It was an honor to share my story with your audience.

Let’s Party

The six-week period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day include more consecutive days of partying than other times of the year. Often, alcohol is factored into the mix. Besides getting “buzzed” from the drink, liquor has a profound effect when it comes to food. A pre-dinner cocktail stimulates one’s appetite in general, but it particularly stimulates appetite for sugary, salty, and oily foods – three […]

BLACK BOX: The Sequel


          You just sit there staring at the Box. Intuitively you know this box can provide the answer you’re looking for, so you now prepare yourself to give it one more chance… You must convince the Box of your undying loyalty and faith in its power. Days turn into weeks turning into months of giving it your ‘all’ to no avail. Skepticism regarding the possibility of ever […]

The Black Box – Effective Decision Making

Looking up at the nighttime sky, choosing a star, while chanting the “star light, star bright” is not what will make a wish come true. You need to do something more. You’re about to learn what that something more is. The following story sets the stage for learning what’s required to make virtually every wish made come to fruition. 

“Any significantly advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”

(Arthur C Clarke)

By |2017-11-24T03:45:42-08:00September 19th, 2017|Categories: Changing Behavior|Tags: , , , , , |

Star Light Star Bright…

“Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight,

I wish I may, I wish I might, have this wish I wish tonight”

It was an August evening in 1953. I was sitting on mom’s lap in our back yard in East Meadow, Long Island, New York. This is when she informed me how “wishing upon a star can make your wishes come true.” I wasn’t […]

By |2017-11-24T03:45:54-08:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: Changing Behavior|Tags: , , , , , |

So Sick

This is me at 220 pounds. The incident about to be described happened 2-3 weeks before this picture was taken.

It is 1976 and I’m 27 years old, lying on a big red beanbag chair in my living room in an apartment in Santa Monica, California. I was wrapped up in a red-and-white blanket, and I had the flu. I mean the 104-degree temperature, ready-to-vomit kind of flu, […]

By |2017-11-24T03:46:12-08:00August 16th, 2017|Categories: The Dieting Industry|