Do you fall asleep while sitting in a waiting room, bored without any outside stimulus? Do you tend to nod off on long drives or while watching movies? Do you need an alarm in the morning to wake you up? These are three common signs that you could be sleep deprived. And just because you’ve slept 8 hours or went to bed at the right time doesn’t mean you’re not failing to meet your body’s sleeping requirements. In this post, I’ll be discussing the four pillars of sleep and how you can optimize each one for the best sleep of your life… Read More
Each month I provide an update on my progress to bettering health and happiness. This may include a variety of activities like challenging my brain in scored games, expanding my knowledge through books, trying a new recipe, starting a new workout program, reviewing the latest research articles and watching creative, idea-worthy talks… Read More
With the holidays around the corner, I thought I’d come up with a list of my favorite gift ideas that’ll help make you happier and healthier. Each idea is intended to help optimize your fitness, nutrition, sleep, cognitive health, or financial independence. I also focused on products or services that’ll have lasting benefits and aren’t the typical use once, and throw in the closet gifts. I hope you find benefit in these ideas and I’m excited to know which one’s are your favorite! Let’s get to it… Read More
I just watched my brother play his most difficult and last varsity soccer game of his sophomore year. It was against the number one ranked team in the state. And, what I saw from my brother was the best game of his career. From the first minute to the last, he was the most electric player on the field. He … Read More
It’s the middle of the evening, about 6:30 PM, and I’m getting ready to make dinner. I have a healthy meal planned with ingredients I purchased at the farmer’s market over the weekend. As I begin to pull out a few ingredients, I hear a notification on my phone. Is it just my mom or dad checking in? Is there a work emergency I need to address? Or is someone performing attention mining on me… Read More
Each month I provide an update on my progress to bettering cognitive health. This includes challenging my brain in scored games, expanding my knowledge through books, reviewing the latest research articles and watching creative, idea-worthy talks. Brain Games Alright, I had my first ever decrease in score for Lumosity… but I can explain! They added a new training game called … Read More
Sometimes, it doesn’t matter if you’re following a strict sleep schedule. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter if you’re avoiding all caffeine before bedtime. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter if you’re exhausted from a long day of work. Sometimes, all your great routines just can’t get you a good nights sleep if you haven’t built the perfect environment for it. In this post, I’m going to tell you how I’ve built the ultimate sleep sanctuary and what I recommend so you can to… Read More
Have you ever gotten back from vacation and felt exhausted? Like you need a vacation from your vacation. Have you ever gotten back from vacation and been in shock by your trip’s costs? Like you didn’t realize eating out for every meal and paying for every amenity wouldn’t add up. Have you ever gotten back from vacation and lost track of all your goals? Like your vacation ended your diet and workout plan that you were doing so well at.
Well, vacations don’t have to be like that. I just got back from my first vacation this year, and with some thoughtful planning and great support, I can say I vacationed right. I feel refreshed and excited to get back to work. I spent what I had budgeted so I have no stress and am ready to start saving for the next. I maintained my nutrition and fitness goals. And, I’m super happy with the experience.
In this post, I’ll detail the things I did that made my vacation successful.… Read More
It’s easy to become complacent with your life. It’s easy to be content with your current situation, to be okay with everyday annoyances, to never think about many of the routines and habits you’ve built throughout life. I have some back pain that bothers me but doesn’t everybody? It seems normal. Why would I change the breakfast I eat everyday? It’s quick, easy and delicious. Don’t you have headaches after a workday too? That’s when you know you’ve worked hard… Read More