Physical Culture, Self-Expression, & Awe

Your chest swells. Goose bumps form on your arms. Deep in your belly, your solar plexus shoots energy out to the rest of your body through the bundle of nerves housed there. The feeling of ‘awe’ – it is intense and vital to the human existence. “We have a responsibility to awe.” – philosopher, Jason[..]

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How a Black Keys Video Can Bring You Enlightenment

Fit for Real Life - Endurance Athletes

(photo: me dancing on the beach to no music whatsoever) The Black Keys “Lonely Boy” is one of my favorite music videos ever. Not that the list is long, mind you, since seeing an actual music video for a song these days is damn near impossible. Regardless, I adore the “Lonely Boy” video for reasons[..]

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The Purpose Of Life? To Live.

woman looking out the window, sitting in a green fancy chair, her feet propped up on the windowsill in front of her

2021 Update: I wrote this in 2011, as I reflected on the events of 9/11. Another ten years have gone by now, and so I revisited this post to see if my thoughts have changed since then, which I’ve included in a postscript at the end. Ten years is a long time. And it goes[..]

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Write your story, but be open to revisions along the way

As we grow older, one thing we get really good at is telling “our story.” Our story is made up of everything that got us to where we are now. What our story was not meant  to be, though, was a crutch- or explanation-  for why we are (or are not) one thing or another. I get[..]

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