I’m far from a minimal guru. I’ve seen a guy go for months with just a vest full of pockets (yes, fresh undies were tucked away on his person). But when I tell people I just take one carry-on they are surprised.
What goes in it? These things: Continue reading
I’m here in New Zealand now for about 2 months. One of the great things about moving abroad for a few months is cutting down to the essentials – making do with less. In a world of more products, more work, and more stuff … can you go less?
I’ll take one carry-on and my laptop and that’ll be all for four months … can even go longer. And I often don’t wear or touch much of what I bring. I bet I can easily drop down to half a carry-on. Continue reading
I recently visited my brothers in Atlanta. One has a new-born, such a bundle of joy – a happy kid, and the other has his hands in many fun projects.
So, here I am, a web designer, with a very flexible business. And here are the gems of having gone this route in my professional career, for this weekend:
When people see me they wonder why I look so young, often thinking I’m in my 20s or early 30s while I’m a solid 40 (41 coming this November).
1. Getting lots of rest.
Though I’m far from where I want to be with rest, I don’t use an alarm to arise and I take plenty of naps. When I get several days in a row rest, consistent, I feel very amazing.
This is especially true if I’m playing a lot of basketball. I can play every day for hours at a time. Even NBA players don’t play that much.
Just think, if you don’t sleep even for one day (cramming for a test, all nighters), what happens? You get all zombie silly.
2. Moving around a lot.
Yes, I’m on those toe shoe people (called FiveFingers, here’s their site). They’re great. No fad here. If you like walking around on the beach barefoot, it’s similar. You feel the ground. It feels good.
A new pair as I start using them around town. I’ll get looks and feel weird sometimes. ;D
Many primal, paleo living gurus feel that lot’s of barefoot like walking brings you back to nature – the way we were designed. That it strengthens your feet and all the muscles down there as well. That sneakers or very cushiony shoes could be the cause of weaker feet in people – like wearing a cast, muscle tissue atrophy’s. Continue reading