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The “What’s Our Fire” Exam

“Proper examination should ruin the life that you’re currently living. It should cause you to leave relationships. It should cause you to reestablish boundaries with family members and with colleagues. It should cause you to quit your job.” — @naval We march through our day-to-day life without serious thought about the big picture. What really…

Fitness | Food | Habits | Health

You Are What You Eat

“The longer your food lasts, the shorter you will.” — David Sinclair Simple tweet from Sinclair that elegantly sums up the mission: eat fresh, natural food without preservatives. Eliminate the sketchy processed foods from our diets. Stop piling on junk atop junk for our bodies to stress over. We all know it intuitively yet make…

Exercise | Fitness | Habits | Health | Productivity | Writing

Plans

What is an intention when compared to a plan? —Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow What you intend to do is meaningless. What you actually do is everything. What requires a why for fuel in its darkest hours. What flounders without a plan. Habits carry plans to their completion. Plan your habits wisely, then follow…

Music | Culture | Health

To Let It Go

If I could through myselfSet your spirit free, I’d lead your heart awaySee you break, break awayInto the lightAnd to the day— U2, Bad When you think about the trajectory of U2 prior to the ubiquitous madness of Joshua Tree, it was Bad that became the song the crowd took possession of. The band carries…

Family | Health | Music | Stoicism

Holding the Love I’ve Known

When my body won’t hold me anymoreAnd it finally lets me freeWhere will I go?Will the trade winds take me south through Georgia grain?Or tropical rain?Or snow from the heavens?Will I join with the ocean blue?Or run into a savior true?And shake hands laughingAnd walk through the night, straight to the lightHolding the love I’ve…

Health | Lifestyle | Personal Growth

To Be Alive

“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond them.” — Alan Watts “The sound of the rain needs no translation. In music one doesn’t make the…