…Turbines to Speed! (or ‘Starting the Day Off Right’)
Every Superhero has their charge-up–the unique way they get into hero mode and bring their best to meet the challenges and opportunities that await them.
I think back to the old-school Adam West Batman TV series (Kapow!), and how upon learning of a villain’s nefarious plan, they would race to their hidden batpoles, slid down to the batcave, and gather their batgadgets for the mission ahead. Most memorable though, was when …Read On
Much of the training I have undergone is built around the mastery of Shapeshifting. Essentially, shapeshifting is the ability to enter into different ‘states of being’ at will, to serve our highest aims.
A ‘state of being’ is the comprehensive experience and expression of oneself made up of various dimensions in a given moment: one’s mental and emotional states, one’s physical state, one’s focal point, one’s breath state, and at a subtle level, one’s energy state. In short, …Read On
I really get it. You don’t want to be a zombie at work.
It’s a bust for you, and it’s generally not the best way to score points with your boss. And I know, our modern lifestyle often looks insane–working extreme hours, crashing late every night, under-slept, under-hydrated, quick meal breaks that consist more of “proprietary processed ingredients” than actual whole foods.
I’m not gonna lie–in those moments of exhaustion, it’s f’ing tough to resist the urge to reach …Read On
Sometimes a Superhero is born from the depths of loss, grief, depression and even suicide. Sometimes, it takes going to rock bottom to find your deepest purpose for living. And so it is with the towering figure of Buckminster Fuller.
Bucky, as he liked to be called, is an amazing story of tragedy and triumph. Seriously, when I learned about the twists and turns of this man’s life, I felt humbled and awed by who this man decided to become, …Read On
Fellow Hero, I bring you a simple and short yoga sequence that is dear to my heart (and neck). As I spend solid amounts of time sitting in front of a computer, I have been forced to discover stretching and strengthening sequences that skillfully release upper back, shoulder and neck pain.
Though I am outdoors in this video, the sequence is structured such that you can do almost all of it in a chair in front of your desk. As …Read On
Sight is friggin amazing. The eye is amazing, the brain integrating visual data is amazing. Just the whole thing is friggin amazing. Take it away Bill Nye!
But, the eye, like any other part of our body, can become stressed, fatigued, overused and under-nourished. And this, leads to–dun dun daaaaa–eye strain and tension headaches (ominous echo).
In fact, stressed out eyes can lead to many unpleasant experiences, and these results, while not life threatening, can even become …Read On
As a personal trainer and stress/wellness expert, people often share with me their health situations. And, I almost always encourage some form of physical movement, embodiment or just simple warm-up exercises.
Yet I cannot tell you how many times the response I get when suggesting this is some version of ‘I just don’t have time to stop and stretch. I’ve got too much to do.’
Well, in the name of being an excuse-destroyer, I have created a simple, quick and …Read On