Who am I?
Hi there, I’m Lana. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, spent five years in San Francisco, then decided to pick up everything and move my life to Austin, Texas, two years ago. I worked in video games, most recently as Creative Director at the largest social gaming company in the U.S.
I had a life changing moment where I decided I was done with the highly competitive, stress-filled and generally female hostile environment of the game industry and decided to completely change my career path.
For the past decade, health and nutrition has been a passion for me. After leaving games behind, I chose to focus on my true passion and bring it to others: leading those around me to become healthier and happier individuals. I’m now going back to school to get my B.S. in Nutritional Science and writing this blog in my free time.
Some would say I’m rude, crude and socially unacceptable, which I take as a compliment.
I am inquisitive, I adore efficiency and I love to read. Because of this, I’m constantly searching for “the next best thing,” including health tips, new products, books, movies, latest exercises, food, drinks, etc. I don’t take anything at face value, which results in me questioning everything (and challenging my friends’ and family’s patience). People call me their “cliff notes” to life. They turn to me with problems or questions, typically after hearing about a new health craze and wanting to learn the facts.
I finally got off my lazy butt and created a place to capture what I’ve learned. I’d like to reach those who are too busy, too tired, or too stressed to investigate themselves. My goals for this blog are:
- To share all the weird lessons I’ve learned in life, from beauty tips to health and exercise lessons to general life hacks
- To provide useful information in an easily digestible format.
- To write in a way that’s straight-to-the point and somewhat entertaining, targeting those who may or may not have ADD (like me)
- To help people look at life differently and assist them in making life easier, happier, healthier and better
- And I hope to make people giggle once and awhile.
Am I some sort of doctor or what?
Nope, not even close. Everything you read and decide to do is at your own risk. Any health information I share is completely my own opinion, based on what I’ve read, or have tested on myself or others..
Why can’t I post a comment?
I would love to hear how people feel about what I’ve shared and if I’ve helped them, because helping people is why I’m writing this blog. It brings me joy! However, I’m someone who cannot “let things go” without explaining every detail, discussing every argument, and justifying everything I say. I’d much rather spend time getting more blogs written so more info can be shared than spend days writing back to every comment.
So it’s not that I don’t love you and don’t want to hear what you have to say, it’s just that I have A.D.D. with a touch of O.C.D., which I’ve yet to control behaviorally. I’m also working hard to write without considering people’s opinions, and reading people’s opinions directly on my blog will surely influence that.
Why are you so stupid?
Well that’s not very nice ya jerk! Look, information is always evolving and science is always changing. I can only report what I’ve learned as of the day I wrote it. If tomorrow I find something contradicting to what I’ve said previously, I will do my best to update my blog to share those changes. And if you don’t agree with what I have to say, feel free to read The Huffington Post instead.
You seem obsessed with Gender…what’s up with that?
From the first day I was told, “You can’t do that because you’re a girl” I became obsessed with gender issues. I strongly believe that no matter what race, gender, ethnic background you are, no one should teach you that you can’t do something because of how you were born. Nor should they teach that you’re supposed to be a certain way or do certain things simply because of your genetic makeup.
Because I’ve endured terrible experiences specifically due to my gender, I’ve become very passionate about helping other men and women to hopefully never feel how I’ve been made to feel. I think this world would be a much better place if we all got over our “man vs. woman” bullcrap. And if we ate a little better… 😉
Why do you love poop so much?
I find poop simultaneously hysterically funny and freeing. My friend once said, “If you poop yourself in public, it’s the single most freeing thing you can do. There is nothing left for you to fear after that. Except maybe death.” I agree wholeheartedly with that sentiment. Poop unifies us as people, because at the end of the day, no matter your ethnic background, religion, political beliefs, or gender, we all have to deal with pooping. Poop is also one of the best ways to learn about your health and digestion! Frankly, you should all love poop as much as I do!