With the advent of technology keeping us “connected”, pandemics keeping us locked down and socially distanced, and our ingrained hopes that our significant others will be giving and passionate lovers, best friends, confidants, cheerleaders, and therapists, the need for someone to coach us from our corner is becoming an idea growing in popularity.(more…)
I am (we are) burning through this year (this fulfills the habit I’ve made out of commenting on time throughout this series)!
Three months into my forty-second year I feel optimistic, grateful, and excited. It has proven to be a period of more controlled growth while remaining exponential. I truly feel that I am experiencing some of the best periods in my life. I am stronger, more fit, and have more energy than I did when I was younger. I am trim, far less afraid to share myself, less judgemental, and far more aware of the blessing that is my life.(more…)
Here we are, entering year 42. The last year has been a year of exponential growth, joy, and inevitable pain. My personal life has gone through dramatic changes. I’ve tested the limits of my physical body and thus worked my way through injury. I’ve learned. I’ve learned how to learn. I have an instinctual feeling that I am on the correct trajectory.
(I also need to rant. There is no f#cking way I am 42? I feel better than I ever have been. I’m healthier, more active, and better mentally equipped! This age number is really a thorn in my side. I feel actual anger when I think about it! What have I been doing to waste all of this time and arrive now to some semblance of a good place?)
In my last update, I updated the tenets to my manifesto as follows…
- Connect & Engage in Relationships
- Be Authentic Without Sacrifice
- Accept Love With Grace
- Think Deeply
- Go Public
Here is where I sit currently.(more…)
At this point, we know what Flow is and understand the importance of the stages of the Flow Cycle. (If not, click here.) Now, let’s look at what TRIGGERS flow.
The triggers exist in two categories, internal and external. There are twelve individual flow triggers, six in each category.
Flow triggers work by either increasing neurochemicals that cause flow or by lessening the cognitive load allowing for focus3. Recall that the flow state activation hinges on focus and attention(more…)
As the second installment in our Flow Series, we look at the Flow Cycle, its function, and potential in our lives.
There are four stages in the Flow Cycle – struggle, release, flow, and recovery. All are equally important in achieving the third stage and the goal of the cycle, Flow. The Flow definition is an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best. The aim here is to create a sense of intense engagement in our lives, enhancing a sense of meaning, purpose, and well-being.(more…)
How is it May, already?
In July of last year, I posted My 40’s Manifesto, my intention to experience a better decade compared to my 20’s and my 30s. I have established the following ideas as guideposts.
- Work on connection
- Be authentic
- Accept love
- Think deeply
- Engage in relationships