I started this blog post as a way to tie things up for the year and thoughts kept pouring out so much that I realized I missed creative writing. In just one week it has allowed me to write a little bit everyday and so, here goes nothing. You want what you can't have and take what you have for granted. So be grateful for what you have. Humans are really funny. They want what they can't have. Then when they get what they want, they don't really care for it anymore. I've always tried to be hyper … [Read more...] about Wrapping up 2018 with lots and lots of thoughts.
My latest YouTube video was in response to a question about my physique. This video got a lot more comments than usual and so it is deserving of its own blog post. I touched upon a lot of topics and basically just told it like it is. Watch it below or just read about it below since you're on my blog and it's for reading. 😊 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ihbxmAmMNQ Summary... Over the years I've often gotten negative comments online about my physique or comments alluding to me being … [Read more...] about Body Image Perceptions and Issues as a YouTuber
For 2018, I had a dream of putting out a motivational video series and eventually my notes turned into this 5-part video series that is a collection of tips for reducing anxiety, stopping panic attacks, figuring out how to do the right thing, dealing with unforeseen circumstances, and getting through depression. I hope it helps you and please share it with your friends who may benefit from these tips! Part 1: How to Reduce Anxiety & Stop a Panic Attack in 1 Minute In this video I … [Read more...] about Mindful Motivation Series
Six months ago I moved into a new apartment with my girlfriend. Living with the one you love, even with all its ups and downs, is a truly divine experience that I will probably write a book about one day... but not today. Training at Home vs Beach My new place is much further away from the beach and alas, I'm not able to make it to the Original Muscle Beach (OMB) as often. I've been doing almost all of my workouts at home and this has caused me to train in a very different, "minimalist" type … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Laser Focus
For the month of January, I’ve been posting a yoga video every weekday and decided to make a vlog sharing the internal issues associated with it. Turns out the REAL challenge behind a yoga challenge wasn’t the yoga itself but sticking to your commitments and just doing your best despite being your own harshest critic. Ultimately the responsibility is good as responsibility is a part of what gives your life meaning. And the creative process is an utter bitch of a process but you have to … [Read more...] about The REAL challenge behind the making of a yoga challenge
It's the day before 2018 arrives and I've been so swamped with preparing the videos for the 30-day Yoga Challenge that I realized that I didn't write anything to reflect on the year! I like to do these yearly reflections... but I didn't do it last year... so I really must do it now. Otherwise, that's how traditions die. "That's how traditions die" I recently gained the ability to walk on top of the tall bars on the beach. And one week, my friend Max and I tried to do a vinyasa yoga flow … [Read more...] about Wrapping up 2017 With My Thoughts
My first vlog talking about self-worth, perfectionism, fear of failure, imposter syndrome, the dunning kruger effect, and more... was a HUGE hit. I got more comments than ever on YouTube from them. It was actually really cool. And the best part was that it wasn't a complex video where I had to setup a tripod and have an outfit with perfect lighting and sound, with heavy video editing, which I am accustomed to doing. It was simple and real. So now, I just put out another vlog in the same … [Read more...] about How To Use Your Time Wisely
I had an absolutely stunning morning and I have to share it. I don't know why, but I do. Maybe as I write this out it will make sense why I"m sharing it, so here goes. For the past few days I had gotten too enveloped into bitcoin and cryptocurrencies and it was somewhat taking over my life and me getting sucked into the drama in that space not realizing much it sucked me into its world. So I told myself if I wake up early I will go Stand-Up-Paddleboarding (SUP) in the ocean because I have … [Read more...] about The Magic of Yoga on a Stand Up Paddleboard
Coming out of a yoga class, I had all these thoughts running amok about my self worth and the irony of how I sabotage myself, always afraid that I'm not good enough and how that paralyzes my creativity. I always want to do my utter best and sometimes I think I take it too far because it prevents me from finishing projects because my creativity will run out for that project and I'll want to move onto the next thing. Trying to find that balance and break through the fear is what I'm trying to do. … [Read more...] about What is YOUR self worth?
A lot of people think meditation needs to be done in a specific setting or a special seated position or whatever but that's not true and if that's limiting you from meditating then I'm here to show you another way to go around it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYXsrLOWTCM All it takes is a moment. You don't have to do anything. You just have to BE. Be a human being human. … [Read more...] about Learn How to Meditate Easily!