I spoke to a local beer brewer once and asked him what he prefers to make, and his answer was something like a Triple, Dopplebock or something else that usually doesn’t appeal to the masses. That’s where his passion was, but my next question to him was why he had 6 different IPAs on tap, and yet none of the style he wanted to brew: “Because that is what my customers want.” He also told me that, in his estimates, he makes 3 IPAs to every other style of beer he brews, because that is what sells best.

What the hell is this story doing on my blog, besides making some of you long for the days of sampling a flight at a microbrewery? For whatever reason, after writing my post about Memento Mori, I got to thinking about how that is my Dopplebock option, but I need to balance having those offerings with at least “3 IPAs”. For every philosophical or existential dive, anyone reading this also might like a few other palate-pleasers to sample first.

So, in 2021, I am promising more juicy, hoppy IPAs for my readers. I will pack this website with consistently crisp, high-ABV (alcohol by volume) flavor bombs that appeal to the masses, so that you are never without taking away a pearl or pragmatic tip with the possibility of immediate implementation. After all, many love IPAs so much because you get a lot of bang for your proverbial buck, from flavor to ABV. Hell, I love a good IPA myself, but also appreciate the craft behind a more obscure, but more complex offering as well.

For 2021, the complex offerings will continue to be lovingly crafted, but I will be ramping up production of “IPAs” as well. I’m looking forward to this new strategy, and I already have 50+ ideas in the queue, so stay tuned! Cheers to 2021! 🍻

DISCLAIMERS: 1) The views expressed here are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of my employer. 2) There are no conflicts of interest to report. 3) I don’t know what I don’t know, so feel free to message me if you don’t agree with something that you read.

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Published by Shayne Foley

I have dedicated myself to a lifelong pursuit of health and wellness, both personally and professionally, over the last 25 years. My passions, interests and experiences have led me to a multitude of health and wellness disciplines, resulting in an accumulation of over 40,000 hours of experience. My educational degrees include: Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Exercise Science, Master’s Degree in Biomechanics and a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. In addition to my educational accomplishments, the culmination of my career experiences outside of the classroom have developed my passion for coaching and teaching. Some of these experiences include: Performance coaching for elite athletes and business professionals (10+ years), teaching at multiple universities (6+ years) and working as a Physician Assistant (10 years). These academic, pedagogical and practical experiences have shaped, and continue to shape, my philosophies, theories and solutions related to health and wellness. I am thrilled and humbled to now be bringing all of my acquired knowledge, holistic approach and pragmatic methods into what I see as my most important and impassioned work to date: Coaching healthcare professionals to reach their personal and professional goals. I grew up in Western Massachusetts, and have spent the majority of my life living throughout New England. I currently reside in Vermont, where the environment and culture organically foster an optimal work-life balance. I live joyfully with my lovely wife and rescue dog. My other interests include outdoor recreation, lifestyle design, financial independence, travel and supporting my local community. I’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to contact me, you can do so via the following ways: efficientclinician@gmail.com

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