How to Live “The Good Life” by Thinking Clearer (Book Summary)

How to Live “The Good Life” by Thinking Clearer (Book Summary)

The Art of the Good Life: 52 Surprising Shortcuts to Happiness, Wealth, and Success by Rolf Dobelli Summary of the Summary: The world is complicated beyond our comprehension. In order to lead a good life, we need a mental toolkit to protect against cognitive errors based on emotions, biases and misinterpretation. Takeaway:  These mental tools...

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Three Things You Could Use Less of in Your Life: Making Space for Peace

Three Things You Could Use Less of in Your Life: Making Space for Peace

If you’re part of the human race, there’s a high chance that stress is a regular fixture in your life. It's that feeling of pressured, pressed, and always short on time. We usually respond to this by adding something: a drink, a Netflix binge, or a night out. We try to unwind or forget by doing something that feels good. Sometimes our unwinding...

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3 Stoic Practices for Peace: How to filter the noise and slow the mind

3 Stoic Practices for Peace: How to filter the noise and slow the mind

If Stocism began today, it would be classified in the "no-BS" school of thought alongside the likes of Mark Manson and Rolf Dobelli who prefer to slap you in the face with the unblinking truth rather than coddle you until you see the light. That's what I love about Stoicism—it's straight-forward and applicable. Stoicism's central tenet is that...

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3 Things You Should Be Doing Before Bed

3 Things You Should Be Doing Before Bed

You know the drill: you should already be asleep, but you're still wide awake. It's starting to become a regular occurrence. Sound familiar? Well, here are 3 things you should be doing before bed. No, it’s not about avoiding your phone, drinking sleepytime tea or murmuring sleep-positive affirmations to yourself (although those can’t hurt!)....

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Top Five Beginners Yoga Videos on Youtube

Top Five Beginners Yoga Videos on Youtube

Global events have a way of bringing people together. In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, we see beautiful moments of community and positivity. However, we're also brought together by the general anxiety and apprehension we're feeling. (And quite a bit of boredom mixed in there as well). Cue: the exponential rise of "beginners yoga" searches...

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In the thick of it: Sharing struggles and deepening connections

In the thick of it: Sharing struggles and deepening connections

Courage doesn’t exist without vulnerability. Brené Brown described it best when she asked the audience in her Netflix special The Call to Courage to think of a single instance of heroism where the hero wasn’t placed in a situation of extreme vulnerability. It’s always someone risking their life, risking looking like a fool, risking their worldly...

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Commitment: The game, that person, this lifestyle

Commitment: The game, that person, this lifestyle

Commitment. It’s a word that either invokes warm feelings of security or a pang of dread to the very core. It’s a word I’ve consistently run from because it seemed scary and I thought I wasn’t good at it. I am definitely subpar in this area in certain parts of my life, but when I look at my professional life I see how deep commitment has produced...

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Kobe Bryant: Allowing Space for Growth

Kobe Bryant: Allowing Space for Growth

Kobe Bryant. Black Mamba. Is no longer with us. It was a news report that shocked the world—it's still shocking the world. He, alongside his daughter, Gianna, and seven other individuals were killed on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. That one struck close to home because Calabasas was my home for two of the four years...

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Equanimity in the Face of Uncertainty

Equanimity in the Face of Uncertainty

I’ve made a few decisions over the past couple of months that have thrown my life into a state of uncertainty. I made them willingly and thoughtfully, but thrown I am regardless. I guess that’s all life is, really: uncertain situation after uncertain situation. We never know what tomorrow brings, or even the next minute. There have been countless...

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I'm a 2x Olympian passionate about turning our flaws and failures into powerful opportunities for growth.

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