Our shared experiences and knowledge that are both personal and valuable. Peruse and enjoy.

Emilee Pini

Break a panic attack by slapping your loved one with vegetables

Panic attacks can be scary both for the person who is experiencing it and also for anyone who may be witnessing it. During a particularly challenging and stressful time in our lives, we talked with our therapist about a panic attack episode that happened. She made a few suggestions for what to do if a

Colt Pini

A Bedtime for Your Phone – Overcoming Addictive Behaviors

A few years ago I realized I was trading my family for my phone. I was deep in understanding user behavior and user centered design as part of my work and was digging into apps and how they worked. I was drawn to them, addicted, but didn’t realize it. It was Emilee, my wife, that

Colt Pini

Feeling Your Toes Again – Warm Shoe Covers

I tried several different options to keep my feet warm. Two pairs of wool socks were the best way to keep them warm, but the problem was that the extra socks cut off my circulation and my feet got cold and numb because of that. I had a brilliant idea. Why not put the second

Colt Pini

280 to 70.3 – Quarantine, or inflating the spare tire.

We moved. Moved our stuff from Italy and the stuff we had left behind in a storage unit. We are now living in Logan Utah. Well, really nearby Providence. We were in a AirBnB for a few weeks while we were looking for a place to live. We found a great rental for the next

Emilee Pini

Yogurt and Oats

One of my favorite breakfasts. Combining fruits, grains, and healthy fats to fuel your day.

Colt Pini

Purposeful Eating Instead of Grazing – Eating Less More Often.

The door opens and I get attacked. My kiddos climb on me and I play with them for a little bit, I give Emilee a kiss, and then open the fridge. I finish some coding, come out of the office, and open the fridge. I finish with some yard work, get a cool drink, and

Colt Pini

280 to 70.3 – From Italy to Utah

I can’t believe all that has happened this week. With the increasing regulations on the corona virus here in Italy I was getting pretty anxious. I needed to get out and ride. I filled out my paper and hit the road. I had planned a long ride. I wanted to go about the 56 miles

Emilee Pini

Strawberry Spinach Salad

One of my favorite breakfasts. Combining fruits, grains, and healthy fats to fuel your day. 1 handful Spinach 1 handful Green Leaf Lettuce 1/2 c. Cooked Quinoa 3/4 c. Sliced Strawberries 1/4 c. Grilled Onion 2 tbsp Fresh Mozzarella 1 tbsp Roasted Almonds Start with washed and chopped greens. Add the cooked quinoa, then the

Emilee Pini

Pear and Almond Salad

A fresh spring salad. The strawberry onion contrast is wonderful. Enjoy! 1 handful of red leaf lettuce 1 handful of red leaf lettuce 1 pear (or apple) sliced 1 tbsp crumbled feta 1 tbsp chopped & roasted almonds Mix lettuce in a bowl. Evenly distribute pear, feta, and almonds on the top of the salad.

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