Health & Fitness

Spies, Friends, and Fitness (Part II)

Greetings Everyday Spy, Many of you know my exercise scientist friend, Alex. Alex is the founder of DefiningDadBod.com and the Defining Dad Bod Podcast. Alex is one of the close friends I regularly talk to, no matter where I am in the world.  He and I are opposites in many ways.     – I […]

Spies, Friends, and Fitness (Part I)

My friend Alex rocking his baby to sleep (photo credit: Alex VanHouten, founder of DefiningDadBod.com) Greetings Everyday Spy, In the history of awkward conversation starters, I’ve discovered a surprisingly terrible ice-breaker… “Hi. I’m Andy. I am a former CIA spy.” You would think a statement like this would trigger immediate interest, right!? It doesn’t. A […]

The Truth About Trance

Greetings Everyday Spy, My wife’s parents are genuine hippies. They are so different from my family that I refer to them as ‘my wife’s parents’ instead of ‘my in-laws.’ As if the different terminology will somehow protect me from their hippie love for stray animals, awkward dance/exercises, and belief in astrology. If you are married […]

Combating Negative Thoughts

Greetings Everyday Spy, In the Middle East, the desert sand blows all day long. There are different types of sand. Some sand is heavy and course. Other sand is as fine as powder. It takes a big wind-storm (aka: Sand Storm) to pick up the course sand. Sand storms are rare but can cause significant […]

The Spy Escape Workout

Greetings Everyday Spy, We all have a ‘Plan B’ – a backup plan just in case something goes wrong. That backup plan looks different for different people: Some back-up plans look like going to work for the family business. Others look like a part-time job while we go back to school. Others still take the […]