Selling Snake Oil

Selling Snake Oil

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! We’re all up against all this feedback from the outside world, it’s all this social media, it’s all “How do I compare myself?” It’s all this illusion people are creating for themselves about how perfect things are. Or aren’t. Or how perfect other people’s lives are. Or they’re using it as a platform to shame or hate. I think wellness is a great idea, I also think people are promoting information that has no backbone. I think people are preying on others weaknesses. I think wellness is necessary and different types of practices about stretching …

THE NEW OCD

THE NEW OCD

This is a guest post form a powerful and intelligent woman – Val Dokic – Check her out! “We are all broken. That’s how the light gets in.”  Hey you. How’s it going? It’s been a while since I’ve written anything on my site. Please forgive me. I wanted to just sit & write about something that’s been weighing heavy on me. I hope I’m able to get my point across eloquently. So, as many of you probably know, I have a YouTube channel. Not a huge one, but I’m able to interact with lovely people all around the world. About a week ago I got a comment from a subscriber that …

Why Are You Unhappy?

Why Are You Unhappy?

​ Why are you unhappy? Because, Everything you do is 98.98% for your self… And there isn’t one. If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate here.  This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join u

Life, Though It Sounds Simple, It's Not Easy

Life, Though It Sounds Simple, It’s Not Easy

“Let your mind settle naturally in mahamudra and live from there.” Mahamudra is all about not-thinking, letting the mind settle so deeply that it does not do anything. This is where we are meant to live from. The basic instruction for mahamudra is to let body, breath, and mind settle naturally. Though it sounds simple, it is not easy. At first, you feel like you are doing nothing, and it takes a while to appreciate that that is exactly what you are doing (or not doing). The productive and achievement-oriented parts of you start to rebel, and there is nothing to do but let them settle naturally, too. Other stuff arises, …

​ There’s No Need To Pray To Anything

​ There’s No Need To Pray To Anything

​Prayers to the lineage, prayers of refuge, prayers for bodhicitta [the wish to attain enlightenment for the sake of all beings], prayers of devotion, prayers of praise, prayers for protection and activity, dedication prayers, good fortune prayers, offering prayers, and aspiration prayers. There’s no need to pray to anything. If done from a settled mind, what we are praying for arises naturally. If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate here.  This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones …

Contrary To Popular Belief, It's Okay To Want To Be Perfect.

Contrary To Popular Belief, It’s Okay To Be Perfect.

​This whole concept that nothing is perfect, or that one shouldn’t aim for perfection is, in my eyes, wrong. Now, this is simply my take on things, but… Everyday, I look out at an elegant universe with an unbelievable amount of balance to keep things in tow. Even as we make decisions to hurt our world, it does it’s best to find balance, to support itself. If the sun goes off even by an inch, we burn or we freeze. If trees decide to stop turning poison into oxygen we die. If my body decides to not do the millions of functions it has to handle on a second by …

​ How Many Things Can We Be Aware Of All At Once?

​ How Many Things Can We Be Aware Of All At Once?

Can we be conscious of the forgotten The suffering The alone The men and women in prisons The hungry The betrayed The lost… Can we be aware of them all? They are part of the planet, they are human, they are flesh and blood, they love and suffer and worry and love to laugh and be in joy. They are in this meal and in this traffic. They built this highway, they manufactured this plastic container, they made me tires and a car; they are here. How can I be aware of them all? How can I give half as much as I have received? How can be aware of …

All We’re Ever Doing Is Creating Or Destroying

Everything on a Macro and Micro level. We are making, creating, composing, building or tearing down, killing, melting, destroying. Creating our lives, our careers, our lunch, our 1 year plan, our bodies, our minds, our heart, our dinner, our portfolio… Destroying a word we no longer need to use, a story that doesn’t serve us, a relationship that has reached it’s point, a habit that is more harmful than helpful, a friend that is more frenemy then friend. So, what are we creating and what needs destroying? What are we destroying that really needs creating? What are we creating or think we are creating that needs destroying? This is the question …

Judge A Person By The People Around Them

Judge A Person By The People Around Them

We’ve heard it before, “Want to know a man/woman, see who he hangs out with most.” “Judge a man by all the people around him, the ones he spends time with most.” At this moment, everyone I know is doing really well. Like, really well. Making money. Learning. Growing. Dreams coming true. Loving. Falling in love. Being in love. Making life and promises and commitments and having fun. This has the potential to be a very dangerous thing. To feed on my ego, to prey on my weaknesses and fear and jealousy; “why them and not me?” Or, I can celebrate it, because they are the people around me. I can …

The Ultimate Guide To An Anti-Inflammatory Shopping List

The Ultimate Guide To An Anti-Inflammatory Shopping List

A Guest Post From Our Friends Over At Positive Health Wellness: Inflammation is a normal response by the immune system. When used properly, it can aid the healing process. However, more often than not the immune system attacks healthy cells. The immune system is confused over the cells and components that are good and bad for the body and acts thinking that it is doing you some good. Some irritants can also cause inflammation of the skin and areas of the body like the digestive system. When our bodies do become inflamed, there is excess pressure placed on the nerves. Circulatory systems are narrowed, and the brain is told that …