The Mind-Body Morning Ritual

Win the morning, win the day. There’s a reason for our growing obsession with morning routines and rituals. They work. Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.” — Richard Whately I’m no stranger to ritual and routines. In addition to having researched and written about the neuroscience of routines from a medical perspective, I’ve also experimented extensively with routine variations ranging from the very complex to the bare basic elements needed for lasting behavioral change. What I want to share today, is a distillation of the distillate. The basic building blocks, or philosopher’s stone from which you …

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Morning Mobilization Routine

Here is a basic seriese of mobilization exercises you can do each morning to: Awaken the nervous system, Map activation pathways Increase flow of blood,  oxygen and nutrients throughout the body If Motion = Life, then Stagnation = Death. Just look at the water quality of a flowing stream vs that of stagnant pond. The human body is no different. Whether we’re addressing it on the level of bio-energy, biochemistry, molecules or emotions – flow and movement is the natural state that will always lead to better wellbeing. Description Sleep is a time of inactivity. While key parasympathetic actions (digestions, …

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The Beginner’s Mind #002 – Adopting A New Worldview with Josiah Bouricius

Topics Discussed How do you shift your worldview? Precognition, synchronicity, dreams & intuition Recognizing your own responsibility and ability to change your life & health Spontaneous recovery and the “holy shit” of healing experiences The role of emotional processing for healing & recovery How  & why to live consciously in the present moment If you have a big enough dream, you don’t need a crisis? Creating our own crisis – is there wisdom in it? The commodification of spiritual practices Conspiracy theories & conspiracy fact Stand up comedy Dream Journals About Josiah Josiah grew up in a family that was …

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Pucker up Butter Cup: The Trojan Horsification of Coffee

Can you remind me why we’re putting goat colostrum in our coffee again?   I’ll come right out and say it – I’m in LOVE with coffee. I love buying it, brewing it, smelling it, and the feeling I get when I (regularly) dink too much of it. I’ve read every book on the history of coffee and coffee house culture, taken a barista workshop, and own 12 types of coffee makers ranging from the simple trendy AeroPress to the shiny handmade vintage Italian La Pavoni manual espresso machine. I even made an online course on alternative brewing methodologies [true …

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Is the Internet Making Us Dumber?: Prognosis Negative

I recently jumped back into wordpress after a hiatus and discovered some surprising new features. Namely, the readability analysis.  This addition to the Yoast plugin crawls your content for sentence structure and essentially prompts you, via realtime feedback in the editor panel, how to improve your post’s readability. (The current readability for this post thus far states, “needs improvement” and is ranked: frowny face):  Suggestions offered include: Flesch Reading Ease: The copy scores 45 in the test, which is considered difficult to read. Try to make shorter sentences, using less difficult words to improve readability. Transition words: Only 20% of the …

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