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Austin on January 2nd, 2013

A few months ago, I went to the Burning Man festival in Nevada.  This was my third year and as always, it was a hugely inspirational experience. It gave me some time to reflect on what I’m doing with my life and inspired me to write this post.  I originally jumped into the tech startup […]

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Austin on June 1st, 2012

I was recently inspired by my friend Reece Pacheco to make monthly changes in my life and routine.  He’s calling his concept 12experiments, and it stems from the idea that you don’t need a big event (like New Years), to make or test changes in your life.  My change for this month is: Writing I […]

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Austin on June 21st, 2011

Waking up early can change your life!  Early morning time is peaceful.  You can use it to do creative work, take time to yourself, or for learning – things that are so easily lost once mid-morning’s hectic hand knocks at your door. Here are 11 tips for waking up early so that you can enjoy […]

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(Itacaré, Brazil – 2010) There is nothing more daunting while traveling the world than checking in to find a full email inbox.  The same goes for Facebook and Twitter communications!  The following are 8 tips I’ve found to help minimize trivialities and keep from feeling overwhelmed when I get online for the first time after […]

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Austin on March 2nd, 2011

This is a short video I recorded (apologies for the low quality) when I was backpacking in the High Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.  In it, I drink water directly from a lake and explain why it is important to take extended periods AWAY from technology. It is important to take time away from your […]

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