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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...

On Guns

I was raised in the ghetto. Today we call it the “inner-city,” “the urban core,” “neighborhoods of concentrated disadvantage,” “post...

On Love & Sex

I evolved from a passionate young man into a renunciate. I grew into celibacy. I chose this path because it leads to freedom. To...

The Beautiful Breath

The breath is a chord that connects us to this life. Meditators use the breath as a guide to awakening and approach it with reverence....

What's in Your Cart?

Each month, I fast for three or more days. Fasting triggers ketosis. When this happens, the body converts fats in the liver into ketones...

Juku

In 2017, I started a program at the Boys and Girls Club that integrates neuroscience, technology, engineering, the arts, math, and music....