Clo S: Social Media Addiction, Digital Mindfulness, and The Cozy Web | Penguin Latte Podcast #86

Spotify | Apple | Watch on YouTube Clo S. is the founder of This Too Shall Grow, a one-person UX design studio and coaching practice to help technologists build digital products that help to improve people's mental health and wellness. In this episode we discuss best digital mindfulness practices, the impact of social media on … Continue reading Clo S: Social Media Addiction, Digital Mindfulness, and The Cozy Web | Penguin Latte Podcast #86

Itadakimas. I Humbly Receive.

いただきます。I-ta-da-ki-mas. A Japanese expression usually spoken at mealtimes, it means both 'thank you' and, 'I humbly receive.' It's this second, more literal translation that I love. To be receptive to this moment. To be open to this moment. To place yourself not over and above this moment, nor below, but at the center. Here and … Continue reading Itadakimas. I Humbly Receive.

Cynicism is the Soul’s Deadliest Poison, Faith is the Soul’s Richest Medicine

Whatever becomes of the temperature of this planet and the social climate of its people, whatever misfortune comes your way, financial or physical, let not a drop of cynicism reach your soul. There is nothing more corrosive to your soul than cynicism. The cynical attitude is a noxious gas that, when inhaled, teaches us why … Continue reading Cynicism is the Soul’s Deadliest Poison, Faith is the Soul’s Richest Medicine

Reciprocity of Mind

One of the most transformative realizations I've had is that my mind is a thing I own. And like all things I own, the quality of goods it produces will shape my relationship with it. And since I'm talking about my mind and the thoughts it produces, the boundaries of the relationship expand to the … Continue reading Reciprocity of Mind

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