The Crunchies … & Personal Update


Om At The Crunchies Photo By Duncan RileyThis past Friday, I made my first public appearance since my health problems, at the Crunchies.

I spent nearly two hours at the event (with doctor’s blessings) and it was well worth it. Sure I was tired by the end of it, but it was great to feel the good karma from all the people who were in attendance. Your blessings and prayers have worked their magic. While it is unlikely that I am going to be back working at full steam for near foreseeable future, it is time to start thinking about some lite-work, such as replying to emails, and perhaps an occasional blog post.

On another note, I am grateful that the Crunchies team decided to donate a portion of ticket sales to American Heart Association. If you would like to support the AHA, you can do so by contributing here. You can also support by contributing to the UCSF, the hospital whose doctors worked tirelessly to get me back on my feet.

More importantly, I hope you don’t make the mistakes I made — unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise and vices such as smoking. With few lifestyle changes, heart related problems can be prevented. Do yourself a favor — go to the doctor and get yourself checked.

Photo by Duncan Riley via Flickr.



dude you already look like you’ve lost some wieght and healthier. :)

Xavier Casanova

Om, thanks for sharing some news and advice with us all. We miss you. Get better and take real good care of yourself.

Don Jones


Take it slow – life is a marathon, not a sprint. 2008 is your year to fix your health – your blog will do just fine. It will help you learn to delegate and manage just that much better!

Matt Hendry

Looks like you will have to drink more Red wine if you need a new vice that has cardiologists blessings .

Good to see ya back mate .


Omie – welcome back!! DT, RR and I are glad to see this post :) And next time you are sitting here next to me, I’m glad I won’t have to buzz you up after a smoke!

Ericson Smith

What’s important is that you look tons healthier already! Seriously.

Keep up the good work, whatever it is that you’re doing.

Matthieu Fauveau

Glad to see you back on your feet !
Can’t wait to see you blogging more regulary again.

Take care Om.

Brian Wynne Williams

Good to hear you’re doing well, Om. Thanks for sharing your encouragement to have others live more healthy lives. I lost my dad — who shared the vices you mention — very suddenly a few years ago. We all need to take better care of ourselves!


Keep it up, Om.
Take care of your health, we’ll be waiting to read more from you after you get better.
Cheers from Argentina!!

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