Ayahuasca: Everyone Should Take the Medicine (part 1)

Amazon Traditional Healing Plant

Writing about my Ayahuasca experience was much more difficult than I originally thought it would be. Many times I deleted the draft and thought it best not to write anything at all. Part of me was scared for revealing to the world that I experimented with what some consider ‘just another hallucinogenic drug’. Having built my personal… [Read More]

5 Reasons to Meditate while you Travel

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What’s the right way to travel? Is there a specific formula to follow? A certain length of time to spend in a certain location? Or a specific amount of activities? These questions have popped into my head on more than one occasion during our trip around the world. We’re visiting over 30 countries in just… [Read More]

Meditation Challenge (Day 30) – Why Meditation?

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Working, parenting, and living on the road inevitably means that life structure and routine cannot provide the desired insulation, protection, and stability many of us often use to cope with the uncertainties of life. My personal journey with meditation is my way of anchoring into the present moment so that I can experience peace, calm,… [Read More]

How To Eat With Locals While Traveling

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How do you eat with the locals, or how do you eat when we go off to the remote places, is a common question I get asked by friends since starting our documentary web documentary, Million Ways to Live. Imagine yourself in this situation: You walk into a hut, sit down on floor, and look around at all the… [Read More]

1-Year Meditation Challenge

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A personal journey is stripping away one’s comfortable layers and finding that which is underneath. That which is real. If someone had told me 2 years ago that my gym would be closed, I would be living on the other side of the world, and that I would be a father to a 9-month old… [Read More]

How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

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Eating healthy while traveling is a big dilemma for people who want to stay on the right track. As it stands, healthy eating is hard enough on its own. It’s a process that’s much more intricate and involved than most people assume. You have to examine your eating choices, identify behaviors and habits that are self-sabotaging,… [Read More]

Healthy Pancake Recipe

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The breakfast favorite has returned – with a healthy pancake recipe! Actually, to be honest, the breakfast favorite has finally arrived. At least for me. Growing up I didn’t eat pancakes. Not because I was a healthy kid, which I certainly was not. I ate so much candy as a child, my baby teeth ended… [Read More]

3 Reasons Why Traveling is the Epitome of Mindful Living

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If you have a bucket list, chances are that traveling is a central theme of your list. Scratch that. It’s an absolute certainty that traveling defines your list. Outside of a few skills, hobbies, and odd languages-to-learn thrown into the mix, visiting, and experiencing far-off lands provides the muse for all of the hard work… [Read More]

5 Reasons to Ditch the Resorts in Fiji

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The true essence of traveling is experienced when you throw itineraries out the window and create a trip by arriving at your destination and adapting, conversing, meeting and improvising your way through local culture. When we landed in Nadi, Fiji we only had two out of our seven nights booked. We decided the rest would be figured out… [Read More]

Running is the Reward, not the Workout

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Living in Santa Monica, there was no shortage of runners in the neighborhood. I distinctly remember driving down San Vicente Boulevard, looking out through my window, and watching as people ran along the grassy median separating the lanes of oncoming traffic. It was like watching a scene out of Pleasantville. Except for one minor detail…. [Read More]