Adventures In VR Part II & III: Game On! + The Conclusion 🥴

“Play to keep your mind young.” Okay, this is a follow up post and it seems I’ve since adapted to the VR environment. I had to take it all in first. Recently, I’ve started playing games, which to my extra surprise is super fun and delightful. I’ve discovered that the controllers buzz for a simulatedContinue reading “Adventures In VR Part II & III: Game On! + The Conclusion 🥴”

The Magenta Cube: My Experience With VR

Around the time I started back in on reading GEB: an eternal golden braid by Douglas Hofstadter I experienced a very vivid sculptural dream image. And it’s not unusual for me to have unusual dreams because I actively engage my creativity in waking hours. The sculptural scenario that I saw in the dream was ofContinue reading “The Magenta Cube: My Experience With VR”

Olympic Lifting & Beyond: High Performance and “The Hard Deck”

The title here is an unabashed Top Gun Maverick reference. The hard deck is the zone below 10,000-5,000 feet at which a pilot is flying close if not fatally close to the ground. I’m using the hard deck here for some humorous hyperbole, comparing this with pushing oneself in athletic performance past previous limits orContinue reading “Olympic Lifting & Beyond: High Performance and “The Hard Deck””

Home + Health: Completely Natural Moisturizer & Exfoliant

Flax Oil Trehalose Collagen powder That’s it — very easy to mix at home. Feels great too. The trehalose sugar here acts as the exfoliant. And this can be used on the entire body, then rinsed off. And keep in mind, similar substances can be combined for this effect as well. I’m finding this combinationContinue reading “Home + Health: Completely Natural Moisturizer & Exfoliant”

Health + Performance: Taking The Cold Plunge

On the first hot summer day here in Boston, Cryomed on Boylston Street offered a cold plunge tub on the sidewalk in front of their store and after I saw the e-mail decided to go for it. I’d never done a cold plunge or ice bath before but I’d heard and read about many healthContinue reading “Health + Performance: Taking The Cold Plunge”

Olympic Lifting & Beyond: How I Boost Muscle Recovery In Training

1. Sleep Generous amounts of it and even the occasional unabashed hibernation! This is a vital means of regeneration and recovery. I do best with a more traditional rhythm, when I’m more or less following the sun. And remember, the mental rest is just as important. By now you may have heard that nervous systemContinue reading “Olympic Lifting & Beyond: How I Boost Muscle Recovery In Training”

The Longevity List — What’s Working For Me

1. Experiencing Timelessness. Be on a timeless scale. Live as if life is all. Clocks, schedules and dates are merely tools. Have an open-ended mindset. 2. Meditation, Affirmation & Prayer. Believe and re-program, say what you want, atone, give thanks, purify, connect to outer and inner cosmos. 3. Stellar Self-Care & Self-Talk. Enjoy the maintenanceContinue reading “The Longevity List — What’s Working For Me”

Molecule Of The Month: NAD+ Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide

NAD is a coenzyme found in all cells. And coenzymes function as catalysts to mediate metabolic reactions. For some great detail on the function of NAD+ within the body’s energy pathways, visit the linked caption above. Generally speaking, NAD shuttles electrons or energy “as a way to carry stored energy to produce ATP.” So, thisContinue reading “Molecule Of The Month: NAD+ Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide”

Olympic Weightlifting: Competition Behavioral Strategy Notes

My recent competition experience at National Masters in Reno reminded me of just how challenging Competition or Performance in general can be. In addition to potential obstacles, the experience also underscored what’s important and how one’s process can flow more smoothly. Competing is a skill. You have to practice it in order to optimize it.Continue reading “Olympic Weightlifting: Competition Behavioral Strategy Notes”

Power Plants: Triphala For Digestive Health & More

Triphala is a synergistic blend of three plants — Haritaki (nut-like fruit), Bibhitaki (tree fruit) and Amla (gooseberry) — for different powerful remedies, including but definitely not limited to digestive issues. They are each powerful on their own, but as a combination even more so. In passing I read that Haritaki is used for, amongContinue reading “Power Plants: Triphala For Digestive Health & More”

Natural Home Tooth & Body Spa

Order of events: • Meditation music switch on — https://youtu.be/j-Rofn5wFjs • Bentonite Clay with Water Body & Face Masque — Skin Food! 15 min. ** Rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron, known for purification among many other properties • Rinse / shower • Apply [Flax] Oil on body — doesn’t have toContinue reading “Natural Home Tooth & Body Spa”

Let’s Talk About: Age-ism

First of all — excellence is excellence at any age, and that often comes from *experience,* and weathering both victories and failures. It is completely ridiculous to cap the age of achievement before an individual has the opportunity to truly go out into the world, learn, experiment and explore. Only focusing on athletes in theirContinue reading “Let’s Talk About: Age-ism”

Activating The Ageless Algorithm Pt. 6

Part 6. En[joy]ment The final and most important instruction of activating the ageless algorithm is enjoying life, which encompasses all the aforementioned parts; enjoyment of the little things and the big things. Enjoyment is vital to the multifaceted state of health — physical, mental/emotional, spiritual/soul. Contained in the word “enjoyment” is the word “joy” andContinue reading “Activating The Ageless Algorithm Pt. 6”