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Morning Routine: Run ,Yoga, and Journal

My morning routine involves running!

I’m always curious about how successful people get their edge. What habits and routines make them successful? I’m especially interested in morning routines, as these seem to be some of the most consistent across high-performers. After reading about many people’s habits in Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors (both by author Tim Ferriss) I […]

2017: 80/20 Review

2017 review

It’s almost 2018! All hail the new year’s lads and lasses. Or something like that. The mass purchasing of new calendars always seems to put people into hopeful and ambitious moods. Gym memberships balloon past actual service limits and lofty new resolutions are cheerily volleyed over beers as people anticipate the good fortunes of a […]

Experiments in Ketosis

Eggs, fried in coconut oil, make for an excellent ketosis friendly breakfast!

“Would you like a fat-bomb?” I ask my housemate and long-time friend Hannah. “Sure! What is it?” “Cream cheese, wrapped in bacon” “Aren’t you on a diet or something?” “Yup, this is it!” I wasn’t lying. The ketogenic diet, which I’ve been experimenting with for the past two weeks, has had fascinating effects. I’d like […]

Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

I cringe a little in my seat as my top line wavers yet again on the laptop screen. Keep working on frame, goes at the bottom of my ever-growing to-do list of dance. I queue up the foxtrot and prepare to write on a new line. I’m never advancing as quickly as I’d like, and every […]

A California Decision

A california sunset

I want to talk about starting new adventures. As many of you may well know, I’m moving to Los Angeles, California in July! We’ll actually be in a suburb just northeast of it but that’s basically same thing, really. I say ‘we’ because I’ll be moving there with my Autumn, my girlfriend and adventure buddy. […]

Elephant Dances

Depression can be the elephant in the room.

When I dance, I’m usually not alone. You may not find that surprising, given that ballroom generally involves two people, but I’m talking about something else: a sometimes comforting, sometimes obnoxious little presence that I’ve become acquainted with. Let us, for sake of narrative, call it an elephant. Have you ever tried dancing with an […]

Life as a Bad Loser

life as a bad loser

I just lost. Like they tell you to do all through middle school, I’m going to try to get something positive out of the experience. I’m going to write about it, and if you read it, fine. I’m going to think away all the negative emotions, right? I’m going to come out the other side […]