Shaking my balls is my go-to happiness, feel good, snap out of a bad mood or funk practice. It instantly helps me to connect with my silliness. Get goofy and let loose.
The other day the internet went down at the co working space that I work at. At the time, I allowed it to piss me off. I was mid flow in a great call and the internet went down and it threw everything off. It’s a perfectly justified reason to get pissed off and angry. … Continue reading The low hanging fruits of frustration
Imagine that your mind is like one of those lottery bowls. Like this - via GIPHY Each ball represents a thought. Swirling around and around inside of your head. When we sit down to meditate, thoughts, like lotto balls, will rise to the surface. I like to imagine that if I engage with the thought … Continue reading Meditation is a lot like the Powerball lottery
The mind always needs to be thinking about something. Solving some problem. Remembering some memory or envisioning the future. It’s always coming up with some new thought. Trying to bait me into thinking. This was one of my biggest takeaways from the first time that I did a 10-Day Vipassana retreat - when you … Continue reading The mind is a good fisherman – don’t take the bait
Today I want to share with you a game that I recently learned from the book, “The Diceman” by Luke Reinhart, called “Emotional Roulette”. To set some context, The Diceman is the story of a Psychiatrist who decides to make all of his decisions by a roll of the dice. For every decision he lists … Continue reading Emotional Roulette
Lately I’ve been trying to introduce myself to small ways of practicing getting outside of my comfort zone. Trying things that feel awkward or strange, but learning how to do it anyway. Learning how to feel comfortable while doing it. So today I give you a giant list of exercises and ways to get outside … Continue reading 100+ Ways to Get Outside Your Comfort Zone
I’ve recently come to the conclusion that meditation is actually a giant exercise in not giving a fuck. Instead of trying to clear your mind, meditation is actually all about how to give less fucks about the thoughts going through your head. To watch a thought rise up, and have the ability to say “nah … Continue reading Training the “how to not give a fuck” muscle
The biggest moments of growth in life come from getting outside of your comfort zone. Embracing the clenching at the pit of your stomach, and doing it anyway. Learning to overcome the impulse that makes you feel like everything in your body is telling you not to do it. The other day i was standing … Continue reading Practice facing your fears