Strange plant called Dodder

What Happens When You Slow Down and Just Enjoy?


The colors begin to pop and the rocks that once trampled under your feet begin to interest you. All of a sudden, looking around into the hillsides you will start to see a wide variety of plant life, flowers that are bursting in colors, interesting rocks…yeah…I said it…interesting rocks! You will start to realize that you have been taking each day and what you see around you for granted. Once you slow down, you will discover that there is a lot of fascinating things happening on a daily basis. Sometimes you just have to take the time to notice it. […]

7-Minute Mile

Breaking a 7 Minute Mile: Mission Accomplished

I recently wrote about how I was able to shave down my 1-mile time to 7:16 and wasn’t quite sure if I should push it farther and try to break the 7-minute mile mark. Part of me was saying, ‘yeah, go for it,’ but the other part of me was thinking that it might be incredibly tough. After all, cutting down an additional 16 or 17 seconds is a lot more than people think. The other part of me was saying to just start running some longer distances. I guess I was kind of torn on where to go next. I […]


Running One Mile in 7:16

I have always said that there are two things in this world that I really don’t enjoy…math…and running! It’s something that has always seemed like a huge chore to me, and for the life of me I could not understand why these delusional people have kept telling me about the joys of running. Seriously, running for fun? Just the thought of it would rattle around in my brain for a moment before getting tossed aside like it was some type of joke. Now don’t get me wrong, I understand the purpose of running and all of the great benefits it […]

A Wrinkle in Chimes

A Wrinkle in Chimes on Saturday Morning

As I sat outside of the coffee shop on this beautiful Saturday morning, sipping on my herbal tea and reading a book from my childhood, the soothing sounds of these wind chimes were ringing overhead. Immediately, it took me back to a simpler time when I was young and my family and I would head up to the pine trees during the summer time to escape the sweltering heat of the desert. I remember sitting on the front porch of an old cabin and hearing the whispering wind through the pines, as the metal wind chimes echoed across the small […]

Ocean Beach Pier

Don’t Let Anyone Fool You: Getting in Shape is Hard Work

If you’re looking to get into shape, and somebody tells you that you can take some magic supplement (besides steroids, or something illegal) that will have you shredded and in the best shape of your life within weeks is flat out lying to you. When you see people that are in physically great shape, they have put in a lot…let me say that again…Getting in shape is A LOT of hard work. Falling Into Bad Habits Again It’s been at least a couple of years now that I dropped about 40 pounds or so, and along the way I have […]

Addicted to Technology

The Vicious Cycle of Technology

There are many times that I have told myself that I’m simply going to put the computer away, leave the phone at home and start getting back to nature and leaving this technology-filled world behind for a little bit. But one thing I have realized is that as much as I have fought it, it’s probably time to admit that there’s a serious addiction that’s happening.  It might not be terrible, but even as I sit here writing this I wonder if it would be better to go wander around in the rain instead of sitting here. Now don’t get […]

Memory Palace

The Memory Palace Really Works!

Do not worry, I’m not going to start off by telling you that I learned some kind of crazy memory trick that now drastically improved my brain power and turned me into some type of memory wizard or anything, but I am going to tell you about a really cool memory trick called ‘The Memory Palace‘ that I learned awhile back. In a matter of just a few days, I was able to memorize more than the first 100 numerical values of Pi. Now, I know that some people have done WAY better than that, but for me, this was not only […]

Thinker vs. doer final

Get Up Off of That Thing and Take Massive Action!

Sometimes the difference between making something happen and having absolutely nothing happen to you is the simple act of taking massive action! It’s time to get up off your butt and make something happen. I don’t care if it just takes a few minutes of courage that you need to muster up. The key is to not think so much and just dive right into the deep end. Stop Thinking So Much How often do you feel like making something great happen, and you sit there and think about it for awhile, and then all of a sudden you fail because […]


How to Regain Your Motivation

Have you ever struggled with staying motivated? I sure know that I have. As with anything in life there’s going to be ups and downs, but one thing I have learned is that as long as you can pick yourself up when you’re down, you’re always going to reach greater heights. Use those down times to catapult you into a position that you never imagined was possible. As long as you can avoid negative thoughts and get the feeling that you have failed, there’s always going to be a brighter spot somewhere ahead. So, how do you stay positive when […]