"The average person today processes more data in a single day than a person in the 1500s did in an entire lifetime." - from The Human Face of Big Data I don't think I'm alone. I see the tension in your bodies too: from the neck down and all over, the body clenches up into tiny mini fists while the mind goes on overdrive from the amount of digital Las Vegas it can go through in one sitting. Within seconds we can feel turned on, turned off, joyous, angry, moved, inspired, pla
Nighttime in the jungle is dark, aside from the fireflies and occasional glow of a headlamp. When you had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, you could either grab your headlamp, put some shoes on and take a stroll to to the toilet, or go off the side of the hut. The huts were raised about five feet off the ground. As a female with corresponding lady parts, I'd found my preferred method of squatting off the side successfully. With at least one foot on the flo
Machine Maintenance: Water, Sleep, and Inner Peace In 2018, I wanted to highlight what I consider the self care prerequisites to every day, let alone fancy new year resolutions. The fundamentals are easy to forget, yet affect decision-making, how we interact with others, and everything else. With the proper amounts of water, sleep, and inner peace, our bodies will be in great shape to handle the high-level functioning that the modern day demands. The basics go a long way. Tr
Do you find yourself clenching your jaw when the unexpected happens? When the world feels topsy turvy, do you marvel at all the many, many ways there are to "do human" like I do? Perhaps this gauge will be a handy visual to help your body process the breathtaking reactions we can have during seemingly ridiculous times, especially in this day and age. I've found that staying curious about surprises or unexpected challenges (aka "OH SHIT" moments), is key when it comes to tur
Head/heart/body: A handy scaling system to find balance within the body, and help you operate more efficiently throughout your day. Step 1: The Head.
See what's on your mind. Witness all of your thoughts without picking up and holding one for too long. Value the experience of thinking things as true and real, because no matter what it is, your thoughts shape your world. Breathe and accept that every little thought and opinion you have at this moment will transform in time. S
Don't you know yet? Fling the emptiness out of your arms into the spaces we breathe; perhaps the birds will feel the expanded air with more passionate flying. -Ranier Maria Rilke A vacation is what you take when can no longer take what you've been taking. -Earl Wilson Sometimes life happens in a way that makes you want to take a second-look at your whole world. In January of 2015, I lost some serious footing and slipped at the base of Rainbow Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii
...Just as a trainer of lions, tigers or elephants studies their habits and moods and treats them with kindness and compassion, and then puts them through their paces slowly and steadily, the practitioner of pranayama (breathing consciously) should study the capacity of their lungs and make the mind passive in order to tame the incoming and outgoing breath. If the animal trainer is careless, the animals will maim him. In the same way, a wrong practice of pranayama will sap t