#125 – Redefining the Ego

Understanding the Ego: What Is It, Where Is It, and Does It Exist? The ego is our sense of self-importance. It gives us our personal identity and serves as a compass for how we perceive and interact with the world. While the ego is an integral part of our psyche, misconceptions about it are common. …

# 124 – A Journey of Taste and Tragedy: Unveiling the Stories Behind Iconic Foods

On August 24th, 79 AD, the city of Pompeii, Italy was destroyed by the violent volcanic eruptions by Mount Vesuvius.  The city of Herculaneum, which is about 11 miles from Pompeii is a popular tourist attraction and a place where nearly 300 bodies are preserved due to the ash that blanketed the city. 

#123 – Keanu Reeves: Wisdom and Insights on Life, Love, and Presence

Stephen Colbert once asked Keanu Reeves, “What do you think happens when we die?” Keanu responded with, “I know that the ones who love us will miss us.” In this article, we delve into Keanu Reeves’ profound words and how they resonate with life, love, and presence. There is a type of magnetism that world …

#122 – Two Monks and a Woman — A Story About Past Baggage and Why You Need to Let That S*** Go

There are many Buddhist Stories that teach great lessons, and this is a rendition of one of them. It was a beautiful late spring day in the countryside. The plentiful cascading hills created comfort for our eyes. The sun was slowly setting and the subtle hues of red and yellow met with the sky.

#121 – 5 Navy Seal Sayings That I’ve Adopted Into My Life. If You Value Unfiltered Honesty, Proceed.

“From the time you take your first breath, you become eligible to die. You also become eligible to find your greatness and become the one warrior” David Goggins Ever since I first heard former Navy Seal, David Goggins on Joe Rogan’s podcast, I’ve been a fan of his philosophy. Without truly knowing, his experiences have led …

#120 – Heyoka and the Power of Being Weird

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” ― Dr. Seuss The Zen Master Phil Jackson is arguably one of the most iconic and respected coaches in professional …

#119 – A Short Story on Empathy and Compassion

“Compassion is the basis of morality.”― Arthur Schopenhauer What is Empathy Empathy means to have the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.  Although empathy is a beautiful feeling to convey, it has broken me. I would feel the pain of another, to such a degree that I would make it mine.  This …

#118 – Getting Lost Before Being Found, The Parable of the Prodigal Son, and What I Learned from Guy Ritchie

“We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” -T.S Elliot Gratitude comes to my mind when I think about my life. Like many, I want to make the most of this rare experience.  In an episode …

#117 – Three Stoic Questions to Ask Yourself That Will Help You Find Your Purpose

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you …

#116 – Imprisoned by Our Phones – A Story About Technology and How to Use It Mindfully

A Story About Technology The cops pulled me over. I knew it was bad, although I didn’t know exactly what I did. It was dusk and the air was restless. The mood of that evening reminded me of the first episode of the Wonder Years when Kevin went for a walk, only to find Winnie …