#47 Self-Awareness Tips to Get Through 2020

While walking through 2nd and Mission Street at 6:00 in the morning, I noticed a large flock of birds flying towards the Bay Bridge. There had to be over 200 of them and from my vantage point, they looked synchronistic.

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#46 The Stop Sign

Today I started my mornings like most. I was up at 5:30 am, washed up, strapped my ankle brace on, laced up my almost lifeless Puma’s, and set foot for Golden Gate Park.

It’s become a favorite destination of mine. Now that I live only a few blocks from it, it has become a welcomed respite from the day to day monotony of the city grind.

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#45 How to Observe Without Purpose

As I set route to run through Golden Gate Park, I’m halted and forcibly ambushed by the senses. Every where I turn I’m infiltrated by the colors, smells, sights, and sounds of nature.

Today I will walk and observe.

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#43 Why You Should Be Fearless as Fuck

It was early July 2015. Summer was in full swing, but in San Ramon, CA it felt like spring and fall were playing music together.

The sun felt like a warm blanket on a cool day. The leaves were multicolored and almost translucent. I picked one up and held it in front of the light for good measure and was in awe holding nature’s stained glass.

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#42 Technological Imprisonment

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 in the forrest after her brother had just died in Vietnam. Except with this story, there is no comforting end and no Percy Sledge to ease my woes.

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#41 Let the Body Heal

It hit me a few weeks ago as I strolled to the coffee shop down the street. I sat down with some lemon ginger tea and within 45 minutes, I knew something wasn’t right.

A rush of cold sweat hit my body, my sinuses become inflamed, and a headache was building up like an avalanche.

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#40 – 8 Great Lessons From Seneca

I’m currently reading Letters from a Stoic by Seneca. He was a Roman Stoic philosopher and his work has had profound impacts on my life. I wanted to share some golden nuggets of wisdom from his book.

Whether it’s wealth, love, education, death, joy, or getting older. Seneca has something to say about it. Since you may be in a time crunch, I’ve taken the liberty to jot down some of the most important parts in the book, complete with my own commentaries.

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#39 Finding Inner Peace

I got out of bed at 3:30 am to the smell of fire. I walked outside of my balcony and noticed the sky had a pinkish hue. Falling down were bits of debris. I felt ash on the wooden ledge but couldn’t see any evidence of a fire. I proceeded to the internet and saw that Napa and Sonoma counties were currently experiencing forrest fires. My heart is with them.

This was an extremely unsettling week for me. I was not affected personally, but those close to me were.

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