I love coffee. I savor the ritual of brewing a cup.
The sound and smells of the freshly grounded beans center me. The sight of the water beginning to roil close to a boil brings me present.
I relish the taste of a cup of black coffee and enjoy the many positive benefits that coffee brings into my life, beyond the pleasure of sipping a cup.Read More
Special Guest Author
I am proud and honored to introduce a special guest author today, Treye Eyler. Treye is my brother-in-law, but he is my brother in every truest sense of the word.
Treye is in recovery from heroin addiction and is approaching 5 years being clean. He bravely shared his story of addiction earlier this year.
At times in the past, I have intimately lived with his addiction. I know in certain moments of despair or frustration in the past, I have misunderstood his addiction as well.Read More
The Tim Ferriss Show
Tim Ferriss is a best-selling author, investor, entrepreneur, and notorious self-experimenter, but he may be best known for his commercially and critically acclaimed podcast, aptly titled The Tim Ferriss Show.
Tim has an unyielding thirst for learning and his podcast is a reflection of his many worldly curiosities. The Tim Ferriss Show features a stunning guest list of world class achievers from big business, the arts, science, the military, and more.
On his podcast, Tim methodically deconstructs the habits and traits of all these high-level performers and looks to tease out the common threads of success for all his faithful listeners.Read More
This article was originally published in November of 2016. Through more life experience and information gathering, I continue to evolve my approach to diet and this updated article reflects and addresses that evolution, especially regarding consumption of fat.
I still eat lots of fat, now to a point, though. When this article was originally written I was at the tail end of transitioning away from eating a higher amount of carbohydrates and instead focusing on fats.
That switch to a high-fat and low-carb lifestyle brought a significant amount of positive changes into my life. Inspired by those changes, I may have subsequently doubled down too emphatically on consuming large quantities of fat within certain meals.Read More
Ruining Sports For Our Kids
The first time my son picked up a bat I could feel myself on the verge of becoming the type of overbearing father that can ruin youth sports for kids. I will never forget the moment nor the feelings that overcame me.
My son was somewhere between the ages of one and two. The bat was one of those big, yellow, wiffle ball bats. We had a batting tee and big wiffle ball too.
We took to the field, which was just a strip of grass, but in my mind, it felt like Citizens Bank Park, home of my beloved Phillies. This would be my son’s very first sports adventure and I was brimming with anticipation.Read More
This is an article being brought to you by the courtesy of a special guest collaborator Nick “Biggie” Grimaldi. Biggie is a former colleague and someone I admire both professionally and personally.
Biggie is one of the most respected and accomplished talent managers in heavy metal and punk rock while being active in multiple entrepreneurial pursuits. He is a co-owner of Good Fight Entertainment, where he personally manages Circa Survive, The Story So Far, Between The Buried and Me, Every Time I Die, and more.Read More
Minimize Your Approach
Have you ever undertaken a major dietary change only to completely bail on it weeks into the program? Maybe you have had difficulties even taking that very first step.
If you feel you need to make some changes with your eating but are too overwhelmed by just the thought of it or do not know what changes to make, I would suggest minimizing the approach. Instead of attempting wholesale changes to your diet I would consider taking a more actionable step, which is focusing first on just your breakfast.Read More