The Ambiguous Face of Suicide

On June 8th, Eric Ripert, a famed French chef, author, and tv personality, found himself worried due to the absence of his travel partner and longtime friend, Anthony Bourdain. The American had missed dinner the evening before and breakfast, a trend that was apparently uncommon. Deciding to check in, Ripert found his way to Bourdain’s … More The Ambiguous Face of Suicide

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Andrew Breitbart: Righteously Indignant

Across the annals of time the greatest warriors to have graced the world sacrificed their lives for a cause larger than themselves: King Leonidas left Sparta to hold back the immense Persian hoard that sought to take all of Greece under Xerxes; Joan of Arc, a committed Catholic and canonized saint (1920), fought and died … More Andrew Breitbart: Righteously Indignant

The Answer to the Immigrant Crisis Isn’t Left or Right; It’s Dead Center

If you air on the side of conservatism you’re a racist xenophobic, and if you fall down the path of progressivism you don’t care about national security and native born Amercian citizens. The language being used to discuss the issue of illegal immigration across the southern border of the United States is extreme and entirely … More The Answer to the Immigrant Crisis Isn’t Left or Right; It’s Dead Center

Extreme Ownership|Jocko Willink

Over the past few months I’ve been tussling with the concept of ownership and responsibility. Looking out into the world, its easy to recognize that responsibility is a  major issue. Diet, nutrition. and exercise are ignored and even rejected for the strangest of reasons; impulse control with things such as drugs, alcohol, and sex seems … More Extreme Ownership|Jocko Willink

May 21: Motivational Monday: Wim Hof

Look into the eyes of Wim Hof and tell me you don’t feel primal intensity and deep-rooted potency. Wim was born in the Netherlands and began developing his techniques after his wife committed suicide. A father of five children (four of them being born to his late wife), Wim found peace in nature; more specifically … More May 21: Motivational Monday: Wim Hof

May 18: Intermittent Fasting and Exercise.

Before committing to the fasting lifestyle, one of my two biggest concerns was how I’d feel during a workout without any ‘fuel’. The other concern was managing hunger while in a fasted state, but I’ll get into that another time. For now, let’s focus on fasting and working out. Most resources suggest doing fasted cardio … More May 18: Intermittent Fasting and Exercise.

May 15: Serial Killer Rabbit Hole

Ever since the Golden State Killer, Joeseph James DeAngelo Jr., was captured a few weeks ago, I’ve been revisiting the topic of serial killers, a regular occurrence in my life when movies, tv shows, or real life news comes to my attention. Last time it was the book and tv series Mind Hunter that send me … More May 15: Serial Killer Rabbit Hole

May 14: Motivational Monday – Les Brown

We have the power to shape our own realities, no matter what people tell us we can and cannot do. Les Brown grew up being told he was educable mentally retarded, which means he would never exceed the capacity of a sixth grader. But he did, and he went on break the many barriers that … More May 14: Motivational Monday – Les Brown

May 12: Some Thoughts on This Beautiful Saturday

Most people complain when heavy clouds occupy the sky and the temperature drops a few degrees, but I rejoice. There is something inside of my psyche that loves dark and dreary days; they make me feel at home. Perhaps I was some sort of explorer in the upper northwest. Who knows. I live in Colorado, … More May 12: Some Thoughts on This Beautiful Saturday

May 11: Postpone Pleasure for Productivity (Enjoy the Alliteration!)

Choose to postpone pleasure for productivity, people. Seriously. For me, I’ve always found it hard to forgo pleasure, especially under certain conditions. Self-control, like many other related things, is a muscle that needs to be worked in order to remain strong. For some, it needs to be worked A LOT. In understanding habituality, it’s imperative to … More May 11: Postpone Pleasure for Productivity (Enjoy the Alliteration!)