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A Heaven of Hell; a Hell of Heaven

“The mind is its own place and, in itself can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven.” – John Milton I find my mind returning to these...

Preconditions: Exercise

This post is a compilation of past essays on exercise, fitness, and movement. I started the day with an hour of meditation and breath...

Aging Mindfully

October 18, 2022 Two weeks ago, my son, 12, challenged me to try and pass the Navy SEALs physical fitness test. Minimum requirements: a...

The 50/50 Project

To celebrate the gift of 50 years of life, I started the 50/50 Project on my birthday in December. The aim was to inspire and coax out...

Pain

I was benching 225 and feeling strong. I added a dime on each side and pressed a set of 8. I added another 10 and pumped 7. I asked my...

Interoception 2: Contraction

Interoception is the sense that answers the question: "How am I feeling?" in any given moment. It is one of our lesser known senses....

Listening

Mindfulness is a kind of non-judgmental awareness we bring into every moment. We can pin our attention on just about anything. I enjoy...

Less Stupid

Last night, my son snuck into my room, grabbed my laptop from the desk by the door and slipped out. I checked my watch. It was 2:47 a.m....

Sleep

Meditators attend to conditions that affect their practice, and sleep is one of the most impactful. You can skip to the tips listed...

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