Things are impossible until they're not. Dreams are only crazy if we remain fast asleep." My father was athletic. Ridiculously graceful and lanky, he moved with a spindly and fluid flow. He passed on those genetics, which meant my brother and I joined the legions of 'beanpoles' in the world—people with bodies that stretched like atomic… Continue reading YES WE CAN


[...] Extreme fitness is less about being young again and more about building yourself up for the years ahead. In other words, getting better at getting older." I've always been in awe of athletes. The sport doesn't matter much, what inspires me is the drive, fearlessness, and tenacity of anyone who signs up for gruelling workouts… Continue reading TO THE EXTREME


fear  ˈfir | noun  A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid. ˈfir | verb (with or without an object) To regard/have fear; be afraid (of/for). Bad things happen to good people: unemployment, illness, poverty, divorce, and crime. The unknown and… Continue reading FEAR LESS


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“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you—it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” —Anthony Bourdain… Continue reading GONE WANDERING


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Turning 39 scared the hell out of me. The debilitating fear I experienced caused me to curl up like a ball in the corner of my couch for a month as my mind raced with various #firstworldproblems and legitimate anxieties. The self-depreciating banter drove me up the wall. What the hell are you doing? Who do you… Continue reading CONDOLENCES