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February 16, 2018
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Simple Resolution Solution

If you set a resolution this year, there are only 2 possibilities… You have maintained a path and pattern of behaviors that are congruent with your goal You have not maintained a path and pattern of behaviors that are congruent with your goal And of course, some of us never set resolutions, or at least didn’t […]
October 13, 2017
Best Life Hack

The BEST Life “Hack” I’ve Learned in 30 Years

Sunday I turned 30 and, like many of you probably do, I used it as an opportunity to do some self-reflection and analysis. Objectively I’ve made a TON of mistakes… But in spite of the MANY mistakes, I’ve also made massive strides forward in pretty much every category this year: physically, professionally, and personally. And I […]
September 15, 2017
Man doing Creative Movement in Snow

The Magic Of Creative Movement

Daily life has a lot of straight edges, boxes, and lines designed for us to abide by. This can stifle creativity and movement in a profound way. It’s no wonder many people are becoming chair-shaped.It’s no wonder that the average human eye moves about 25% as fast as it should.It’s no wonder that our feet have […]
August 9, 2017

Science Says: Go Play

The human body is quite a lovely piece of equipment. I feel extremely fortunate to have one. However, I feel like this privilege is frequently abused—and for no good reason. Given the fact that you only get one body, it would stand to reason that you should take really great care of it. The best way […]
July 21, 2017

10 Year Body Challenge (Note: Longer than 4 weeks)

“Fitness” has become very fucking twisted. Somehow being healthy is synonymous with breaking your soul in the gym and eating only celery sticks for 4 weeks. Current Fitness Trends Just look at the most popular styles of training right now, they put all of their focus into three things: Calorie Burn This is fairly short-sighted, and […]
June 15, 2017

De-Stress at your Desk (With These Simple Strength and Mobility Exercises)

Sitting for long periods of time can take a toll on your body and mind. Stress can build up if you don’t actively do something to eliminate it. Fortunately, its entirely possible with a little focus and follow-through. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get stronger and more flexible while you’re at work, instead of making […]
March 23, 2017
3 Simple Keys to Superior Progress

3 Simple Keys to Superior Progress

Do you find yourself making progress in your strength, mobility, speed, and health? If so, what do you feel has helped you the most? If not, why is it that you think you are struggling? Perhaps I can shed some light on the situation. I believe progress comes down to 3 simple keys. You could argue […]
March 2, 2017
Chair Cons

F#@& YOU CHAIR

Dear Chair, Fuck you. Sincerely, -All of us. The Chair is a Slow and Silent Killer Is it fair to say that “sitting is the new smoking?” That’s probably an over-generalization, and a bit of a stretch. Is sitting making the # of years we live and the quality of those years decrease? Yes, definitely. Many […]
January 13, 2017
A Brief History of Humankind

Better Every Day Book Club: Sapiens

Reading (or listening to) a book is not enough to make a significant impact in your life. Two things have to happen concurrently. 1) It needs to speak to you using language that resonates with you 2) You need to be at a point in your life where you are ready to receive that message. The […]