Author Archives: Brett Bloemendaal

Betterman Goes Solar

By | December 3, 2016

For a long time I’ve wondered why solar power isn’t more widely used. While we continue to dig, transport, and burn coal and oil, there’s this massive ball of hydrogen fusion up in the sky throwing energy at us that we could very well be using instead. With CO2 levels rising ever higher and global warming… Read More »

Apple Steps Out of the (Blue) Light

By | November 2, 2016

Apple Computer has quite emphatically changed almost all of our lives. It did so in many ways, but probably the most impactful was the iPhone, that wondrous little thing that quickly became the most essential tool of humanity. Seriously, think about it…if you were leaving the house and could only bring one thing with you, what… Read More »

Extroverts Are From Mars, Introverts Are From Venus

By | October 7, 2016

An introvert and an extrovert walk into a bar…wait…no one’s going to buy that. Here we go…an introvert and an extrovert walk into a…WalMart. Nope, too many people, harsh lighting, probably also some unpleasant smells. Okay, an introvert and an extrovert walk into an empty library after an electrical storm knocks out the power…crap, the… Read More »

Random Better Thoughts 3 and a Top Ten List

By | September 23, 2016

It’s fall, everybody! And you know what that means! Thanksgiving? Not yet. Pumpkin everything? No, still not quite yet (though HyVee disagrees and is selling them anyway). Long-sleeved shirts and/or sweaters? No, because it’s still 88 degrees outside for some reason (#globalwarming). Leaves falling? Yes, but not my point. It means no-see-um bugs, those godforsaken, awful,… Read More »

Environment Matters – The Story of Genie

By | September 11, 2016

Perhaps you’ve heard of Genie before? I hadn’t until a few weeks ago, but the story fascinates me and resonates with a lot of beliefs I have about how life works on this planet. Though the name “Genie” is not her real name – it was merely used as a pseudonym to protect her identity… Read More »

Beyond Physical Therapy with Jon Schultz

By | September 5, 2016

Are you ready for the second edition of the Bert Betterman Bettercast?! I know I am! The first one went so well that I thought I’d try it again. I had the great honor of interviewing physical therapist Jon Schultz about his approach to physical therapy (and many other things). In my opinion, he goes… Read More »

Live Well and SHINE ON with Kim Garin

By | August 17, 2016

This whole Bert Betterman thing has been great for me…and hopefully at least semi-okay for readers too. It’s been good fun, good learning, and an opportunity for self-expression that’s really helped me remember who I am and develop the future of me along the way. Lately, though, I’ve discovered how much projects like this can… Read More »

An Interview with Holistic Health Coach Diana Steven

By | August 12, 2016

Times are exciting here at Bert Betterman as I’m proud to present to you a new endeavor, the first Bert Betterman Podcast! The Bettercast? Well, it’s a project anyway, but I’m finding my way one step at a time. If it goes well and there is a lot of positive feedback, it’s something I will… Read More »