Mike Newton — In Presence of Tea: A Conversation on Mindfulness, Creativity, Art, Anime, and Sharing Moments That Matter (#37)

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube We are here to learn and do something. And what are we here to learn and do? We are here to practice. And what are we practicing? We're practicing living.Mike Newton This is one of the most important conversations I've had on the podcast.… Continue reading Mike Newton — In Presence of Tea: A Conversation on Mindfulness, Creativity, Art, Anime, and Sharing Moments That Matter (#37)

Relentless presence

Never have we been so torn between busyness and idleness than today. When we're busy, we're guilty of haste. When we're idle, we're guilty of sloth. But that's all I have to say about that. I'll let Cullin do the rest. He wrote yet another fantastic newsletter last week. It's a guide on how to… Continue reading Relentless presence

The looking glass and the ointment

Lean into a mirror and you'll see all the blemishes, zits and warts protruding out of your face. Sit with your eyes shut for more than 10 minutes and you'll see all the blemishes, zits and warts protruding out of your mind. But unlike an actual mirror, meditation doubles as both the looking glass and… Continue reading The looking glass and the ointment

Speed shaving

This morning I caught myself trying to shave as fast as possible. My rationale: this bodily regulation is unnecessary and detrimental to my goals of being successful; shaving is a waste of time, and so I need to shave as fast as I can. What's a bigger waste of time? Boring stuff you have to… Continue reading Speed shaving

A Brief Primer on Detrimental Affects of Engaging in Two Physical or Mental Activities Simultaneously

If you're reading a book while eating oatmeal, if you're chatting with your best friend while scrolling through social media, if you're walking your dog while chatting on the phone with Uncle Craig, what exactly are you doing? Hard to say without getting too philosophical. My view is that if you're doing two things at… Continue reading A Brief Primer on Detrimental Affects of Engaging in Two Physical or Mental Activities Simultaneously

The Penguin Latte Podcast #17 – Marketing as Self-Expression with Arielle Kimbarovsky

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube Are advertisers evil? Are marketers the scourge of the earth, hell-bent on stealing our attention and selling it off to some nameless corporation? Yes, and no. It's every good marketer's job to capture our attention. And advertisers get paid to understand what makes people want to buy things. But… Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #17 – Marketing as Self-Expression with Arielle Kimbarovsky

Everyone gets a Sunday

In some cultures, Sunday is the beginning of the week. The foundation of the day, grounded in rest and recovery. No matter what culture you're a part of, you're guaranteed one Sunday a week. Of course, not everyone gets to dedicate a whole day to resting. You might be the busy mom who uses Sunday… Continue reading Everyone gets a Sunday

The Penguin Latte Podcast #16 – The Wizard of Speech: Robbie Crabtree on Mastering The Spoken Word

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube "Virtually everything you do, on a day to day basis, is public speaking." Communication is everything. The way you speak to yourself and the way you speak to other people is as important as breathing. Your words can either help you get to where… Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #16 – The Wizard of Speech: Robbie Crabtree on Mastering The Spoken Word

Sunday work

I woke up earlier than normal, thinking, "I could get a lot of work done." But it's not that kind of work that I want to do today. Not the typing kind. Not the tweeting kind. And definitely not the faux-work of getting a kick of dopamine from social media. This passage from The Bhagavad… Continue reading Sunday work

Little blue postcards: 1 million random acts of kindness

It's good to feel good. It's even better when other people feel good with you. All the happiest moments of my life share one thing in common: somebody else was smiling with me. Goodnote is a newsletter, a movement, really, started by my buddy Jamie Russo. When I listened to Jamie talk to me about… Continue reading Little blue postcards: 1 million random acts of kindness