"When you live to the fullness of your life, you lift the collective human experience." - Elle Luna

Health, Education, and Adventure

I write because I don't know what I think until I write it. Writing is my research. Writing is my therapy. I write to become a better human being and hope to give permission to others to do the same...in fact... You have my permission. Now go do it.

Dear Self, You Have My Permission

Jan 7, 2019

…to be that guy you’ve always felt you wanted to be. to move backwards if it’s in the name of our values Now, now, now, Self… There are certain things that I do not give you permission to do. I DO NOT give you permission To care about what kind of car you drive more […]

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Artistically informed, tactically focused.

Dec 29, 2018

After my last blog on here a few days ago, many highly intelligent people (and a few nincompoops having intelligent moments) have pointed out to me that the delineation between scientist and artist is a false dichotomy. I agree. As per usual on this blog, this is my thinking-out-loud space. So, out-loudly, here is what […]

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Ignore Everybody

Dec 25, 2018

AKA When your wife calls you names. There have been only two books in my entire life of which I have purchased multiple copies. The first of these books will come as no surprise; I have gifted this book to so many people over the years that I probably should have been asking for a […]

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(How) Does Voodoo Floss work?

Dec 21, 2018

REPOSTED FROM MY OLD, NOW-DEFUNCT WEBSITE. THIS ARTICLE WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN 2012. ***Disclaimer: I am not a Voodoo Expert (chiropractor, yes, but that’s another story). I am simply digesting out loud to stimulate my own thoughts on the matter. After having tried Voodoo Floss myself and seen great utility, I sadly found that no […]

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The goals of meditation

Dec 18, 2018

(reposted from my own Facebook post) The goal of meditation is not outcome. It is not an arrival at a better place. Nor is it to become an X type of person with X characteristic as their defining feature. The goal is to be capable of choice, of free will, of self control. Often, as […]

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The Cynic and The Skeptic (a thought experiment)

Feb 20, 2018

The cynic rejects. The Skeptic puts aside for now. The cynic presupposes fault with no prior experience. He makes up experience where he already has an opinion. The Skeptic is ambivalent, while waiting to lean in or walk out. The cynic assumes uselessness in light of moderate evidence to the contrary. The Skeptic assumes some […]

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2017 Highlights

Jan 3, 2018

My wife recently sent out a Christmas card with a bunch of pictures on it. When I told her it was a bit deceiving, to show pictures from all of eternity, she promptly reminded me that all the pictures were taken this year (2017, at the time) and that we’d simply had an epic year. […]

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Guiding Principles for 2018

Dec 31, 2017

I strongly prefer “guiding principles”, as oppose to resolutions, goals, or whatever else. I’m not oppose to all the aforementioned, but have found their utility in my life diminishing over time. I think that’s a good sign, frankly. There are only so many quantum leaps left. Massive actions just don’t seem to work a lot […]

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Momento Mori Part II: Categorically Less

Dec 27, 2017

I am hoping that you caught the subtle irony of this title. In most people’s worlds, “less” is a function of degree. The same ingredients make up their daily, monthly, and annual lives, with the only variation coming in the form of degree. I ate too much. I didn’t exercise enough. I want more time […]

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New Year, or just Different Year?

Dec 16, 2017

For many many years, I viewed New Years Resolutions as something “other” people did. People with less full-time resolution than I. People who needed change in their life. People who were too scared, procrastinatory, or unambitious to set goals in the middle of July or November on a Tuesday afternoon. Why would one wait until […]

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Who Am I?

Teacher, writer, mover, adventurer, chiropractor, coach, idealist, mess-around-er, injury-haver, adviser, consultant, and caffeinator. 

But mostly a starter.

I was introduced the health and fitness world at the age of 13 and have been hooked since. 20 years laters, and there's no signs of slowing down.

Ben at McDougall Rim

What Do I Do?

I own and operate several businesses, all related to health and human movement. I was in clinical practice as a chiropractor for seven years until 2018 and am currently on sabbatical from full-time practice. I only assess/treat clients on a consultation basis for the foreseeable future.

I teach. I build things. I write. I even hit publish on some of it.