Daniel Dessinger

Writer. Observer. Homesteading Blogger.

Obesity Isn’t What We Thought, And That Changes Everything

obesity in America over 20 years

I’m so excited about a book coming out by Dr. Alan Christianson. He has performed studies on obesity and concluded that unlike EVERYTHING we’ve been told, obsetiy is not an issue of character or laziness. It’s an issue of adrenal health and what your adrenals tell the rest of your body.


Success Is More About Doing Than Discovering

I’m not one of those “how to be a successful entrepreneur” bloggers, but I respect good advice in whatever form it comes across my path. I want and need to become a better person on many levels. So hat tip to Amy Porterfield for pointing out this quote from ProBlogger.com:

Success is more about DOING the ‘ordinary’ things you know you should do… than discovering the secrets you don’t yet…

- Darren Rowse


Ignorance Is Bliss

They say that ignorance is bliss, but it’s really just disease, confusion, and disappointment.

You can avoid dental exams becuase you’re happier now not knowing about problems and possible future procedures needed. But you’re deceiving yourself if you believe that you are truly happier for not knowing.


Toys Aren’t Real

I am convinced that small children want to interact with real-world objects, not toys. This has proven true with all three of our babies. Toys are these things other than everyday life that are devoted to the singular task of entertainment.


The WHY Behind Blogging

I may have met my book writing soulmate. In his book, Start with Why, Simon Sinek tells us that the businesses and people who make the greatest impact are those who begin by answering the question WHY.

We have three primary questions to answer, and both how we answer them and in which order we answer them determines who we will be and how fulfilled we’ll be with our decision-making.