Soothing the Hive Mind
“That which is not good for the beehive cannot be good for the bees.” -Marcus Aurelius
These days, the air is abuzz. People are tense, unsettled, and reactive. I see it on Instagram, at the grocery store, and on the steps of the Utah Capitol building close to where I live. That sort of energy is…
Here’s my reading list for spring 2020
My spring reading list has a couple of my all-time favorites and some new books that explore love, relationships, and masculinity.
I’m increasingly interested (and a bit reluctant to admit that I’m interested) in the topic of masculinity, patriarchy, and what it means to “be a man” in today’s world.
1. For The Love of Men: A…
Leveraging the body’s natural systems to heal – ManTalks podcast
I loved this ManTalks episode with Connor Beaton — we talked about humanity’s disconnect from the seasons and how we can reconnect with nature to support the body’s natural systems to heal.
The episode starts with the thing Connor asks every guest to talk about — “Tell me a story about a defining moment that made me who you are…
Welcome to Spring Equinox 2020 … everything’s changed
Hi, friends. Everything’s changing all at once—how we live, work, eat, travel, and connect with everyone around us. Stressors are through the roof and living well seems a hell of a lot harder than it did a week ago. And, some people are getting sick. And, I started my day with a 5.7 earthquake (!!)…
The clocks “sprang forward” … now what?
Ahh, the time change… In areas that participate in “daylight saving time”, that means that we effectively give ourselves an hour of jet lag. (Jet jag is that unpleasant experience when we fly to a different time zone and have a temporary mismatch between the natural light/dark cycle and our body’s internal circadian clocks.)
How’s Your 2020 so Far: Inspired or Tired?
We’re almost a full month into 2020, how’s it going?
Inspired? Overwhelmed? Tired?
All of these are possible right now. The New Year is a strange paradox. All the work we put on hold for the holidays rushes back to demand our attention. We feel pressure to catch up at work, dream up new life goals,…
Adjust Your Body to Daylight Savings
If you’re in the US, the clocks “fell back” over the weekend to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time.If you were up late, you may have used the “extra hour” as an excuse to keep having fun. Maybe you slept right through it and didn’t notice. Or maybe you were excited to use that…
We’re Back! New Episode of The Living Experiment Podcast
It’s been almost a year since Pilar and I recorded the last episode of the Living Experiment … a lot has happened for both of us since then.
We’ve both finished our new books and gone through our own versions of a surprisingly intense year. In this episode, we both talk about our struggles and…
Fall – It’s Time to Slow Down
Monday (Sept. 23) was one of the most important days of the year (but not because it’s the day before my birthday).
Monday was the first day of fall, and that matters – a lot – because fall is, symbolically speaking, a directional change from the expansion, stimulation, and resultant exhaustion of a long, bright…
80/20 Rule for Emotional Needs
For as long as I can remember, I have looked to other people to meet my needs for acceptance, love, and support.
When I was a child, my parents didn’t have the emotional capacities that little Dallas so badly wanted them to have, and I left childhood with the sensation of emotional impoverishment.