Deeper Living

You know you have more in you…

…more to uncover, more to give, more to become.

You’re focused, ambitious and driven, but you’re drawn towards something more meaningful and impactful—something that feeds longterm success and satisfaction.

Perhaps you’re looking for tools and insights that simultaneously enrich your life and help you reach your potential—those elements that feed into “excellence and enlightenment, greatness and happiness, performance as well as presence.”

Or maybe you just want to be a better partner, parent, boss, athlete, or friend.

This website is all about weaving ageless wisdom, mental tools and mindfulness together to establish a practical philosophy for Deeper Living. It’s where our goals align with our values and where we operate from a place of calm and clarity.

Drawing from sources across centuries, cultures, disciplines and religions, we notice strong consensus around habits and traits that lead to a life of peace, meaning and impact. 

There are core themes that come up again and again. I’ve organized them into three distinct states:

Stillness — Clarity — Growth

These three states all interconnected. There’s no growth without clarity, no clarity without stillness, and none of anything without a desire to for something better, long-lasting—something deeper.

A deep dive like this creates habits for a life that’s meaningful, focused and evolving—a life with greater satisfaction, peace, and understanding.

This process isn’t guaranteed, quick or easy. But it is worth it.

And when so many intelligent, compassionate, contemplative people spanning millennia agree on something, it seems foolish to ignore their advice.

Learn about my Deeper Living journey here.

The starting point is Cultivating Stillness

“Do you have the patience to wait
till your mud settles and the water is clear?
– Lao Tzu

We begin this whole process by recognizing the noise in our life, both external (news, media, information) and internal (thoughts, emotions, biases).

Instead of adding checklists, activities and apps to our life, we aggressively eliminate. Instead of searching to add something to solve the “problem,” we subtract obstacles and distractions.

By actively reducing the noise and filtering the BS through essentialism and digital minimalism, we foster a habit of conscious simplicity.

We can allow space for stillness in so many ways, but I personally enjoy the “Lazy Person’s Meditation,” mindfulness, and spending time in nature.

A vital part of cultivating stillness is practicing equanimity; a radical acceptance of the good, the bad, and everything in between.

If that all seems like a bit much, start with this 3-step Quickstart Guide to Stillness, Clarity & Growth.

Which makes room for Clarity

“Wisdom is not something we have to strive to acquire.
Rather, it arises naturally as we slow down
and notice what is already there.”
– Haemin Sunim

As we remove unnecessary noise, inessential activities and irrelevant stuff, we start to develop an awareness around valuable and non-valuable elements in our life.

We can feed the valuable and essential with mental tools that protect valuable resources like our time, energy, and attention.

We take this habit of reflection even further by making the unconscious conscioussteadily building towards deeper living by putting our newfound insights to the test.

For further insights, I explore a mix of modern and ancient philosophies, practices and tools in 90 Second Wisdom (coming soon!).

Which leads to Conscious Cultivation of your Best Self

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
– Albert Einstein

So, we’ve gone deep. Now what?

This is where we move from reflection to action, from awareness to application.

With newfound clarity around our essentials, our personal definition of success and our purpose, decision-making and goal-setting is simplified. Our priorities are front and centre. Our actions align with our core values.

With an attitude towards growth and betterment, we learn how to set worthy goals and develop intentional habits that lead to both performance and peace.

Ready to dive in?

“We learn who we are in practice not in theory.”
— David Epstein

Now, we’ve established that this process won’t happen overnight, but if you’re down for the ride, let’s dive in!

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Want to know more about me? Take a look here.

Looking for some thought-provoking reading material? Check out my 2020 reading list.


Disconnect, grab a notebook and find a quiet place. Do your own inventory and start your journey into stillness, clarity and growth.

I wish you all the best as you move through the process, embrace the struggle, and breakthrough into something real.

Go Deep,