The Enemies Within

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Sometimes I feel as though life is a drawn out and excruciating process of self discovery. The last few days have shown me this in spades. It’s amazing what hard times will do to unclothe and reveal the most basic aspect of our psyche. Until my silent drive home two hours ago, I didn’t know […]

Artistically informed, tactically focused.

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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 […]

Ignore Everybody

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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 […]

The goals of meditation

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(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 […]

Guiding Principles for 2018

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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 […]

It’s always behaviour or input.

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This Post = Mind Dump I often attempt to systematize and create algorithmic thinking in my approach to health and performance. This does 2 things for me: It reduces stress, and It gives guidance. It’s not always about earth shattering info, but it is quite often about rigorous implementation, especially in thinking. I think I’ll […]

Dear Naive Workout Interrupter, Thank You.

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***We interrupt our regular programming – Vascular Vindication or Cardiovascular Catastrophe? – for an important public notice.*** I have been loosely involved with the health and fitness industry for about 19 years at this point. Although pure training age doesn’t mean much in a world of knowledge seekers, I prefer to think I have accumulated, […]

A momento mori…

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Well, I found out I was going to die. Not so much in the urgent sense, like you would see in a movie or a viral tear-jerker Youtube video. It dawned on me much more eloquently than that. Stay with me here, it’s a bit of a journey. But for those of you who don’t […]