The Inner Teacher

In ancient Greek philosophy, Socrates believed that at the core of each individual is what is described as the inner teacher, which was believed to be an all-knowing and all-understanding element. Socrates further taught that individuals could learn to harness the wisdom of the inner teacher. Socrates recognized that perceptions and understanding are transitory andContinue reading “The Inner Teacher”

Navigating the Ebb and Flow of motivation

We often think that, once we realize something is important to us, our motivation will remain constant and even grow over time. Sorry to be the breaker of bad news, but it doesn’t always work like that. In truth, our motivation will wax and wane for periods of time (sometimes even multiple times in theContinue reading “Navigating the Ebb and Flow of motivation”

Your spiritual framework: our core motivators

Interestingly enough, a simple Google search of the definition of the word “motivation” results in two definitions: the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way the general desire or willingness of someone to do something Both of these definitions involve something deeper than just willpower. Rather, it forces usContinue reading “Your spiritual framework: our core motivators”

Your inner voice or your inner elephant?: all about motivation

Prepare to dive deep into the inner workings of your mind, uncovering the secrets behind why you can’t get yourself to eat your veggies and why you’d rather watch the last 3 episodes of The Mandalorian instead of building lean muscle at the gym. With every action we take there is some benefit we seekContinue reading “Your inner voice or your inner elephant?: all about motivation”

Mindset: it’s all (mostly) in your head

After we have our spiritual framework in place, including having a clear sense of what’s important to us in our lives, it is often our mindset that holds us back from reaching our goals and fulfilling our potential – what could be. According to Jim Kwik, author of the book Limitless, a mindset refers toContinue reading “Mindset: it’s all (mostly) in your head”

Setting the course: all about goal-setting

Seneca, an ancient philosopher, once said, “If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.” Consider this dialogue between another great philosopher, Cheshire Cat, and a girl named Alice (from the film Alice in Wonderland): Alice: (As she approaches a fork in the road, she sees Cheshire Cat in aContinue reading “Setting the course: all about goal-setting”

Kiss the Cook: How to individualize anything

The world of health and fitness can, at times, become confusing and overwhelming. It seems as though there are a thousand different philosophies, all claiming to achieve the same goal, and all of them pulling for your attention. To make it worse, the “evidence” shows that most of them work (most of the time). SoContinue reading “Kiss the Cook: How to individualize anything”

The Easiest (& Healthiest) Yogurt Bowl Ever

When it comes to food, most of us want things that are quick, easy, and good. It’s programmed into our human coding: we want the things that are going to expend the least amount of energy, yet yield the greatest reward. No wonder fast food chains do so well… But quick, easy, and good doesn’tContinue reading “The Easiest (& Healthiest) Yogurt Bowl Ever”

Spring forward

With daylight saving time rapidly approaching, it is important to consider how daylight saving time might affect your heart. A case study performed by The National Geographic reported the following: “More than a billion people around the world observe the springtime ritual of setting their clocks ahead by one hour to switch to daylight savingContinue reading “Spring forward”

Advice from a sea squirt…

This is a sea squirt.  They are colorful, tiny, jellyfish-like animals that lives on pier pilings, ships’ hulls, and coral reefs.  Surely you must be wondering…sea squirts? Why on earth are we talking about sea squirts and what we could possibly learn from a sea squirt? Well, this is where things get interesting. Listen toContinue reading “Advice from a sea squirt…”