Design-Focused Video Interview, at The 21 Convention

video-interview-21-conventionI first heard about the 21 Convention back in 2011, when Richard Nikoley (a very happy owner of our shoes) spoke there. A number of other Paleo luminaries, such as Keith Norris and Mark Sisson (also happy owners of our shoes) have spoken there through the years, which kept the 21 Convention on my radar. You can watch all the health-related talks here.

We finally connected when Founder Anthony Johnson reached out, and I’m so glad he did. I sent him a pair of shoes, and he sent me a ticket to the 21 Convention, where we were able to film this combo shoe review / interview with me. What I loved about doing this interview was how much we got to dive into design details. I put a lot of thought into every part of the shoe, and it’s very rewarding when someone not only notices but appreciates it to the level that Anthony does. Continue reading

5 Unexpected Things I Love About Bodybuilding

5 unexpected things i love about bodybuilding

I’m digging these K-Pop finger hearts so much more than the old peace sign!

Ever since maybe 2000, around 13 years old, I’ve been watching what I eat and exercising regularly, to varying degrees. But it wasn’t until late 2013 that I started explicitly bodybuilding. And I love it. Here are 5 Unexpected Things I Love About Bodybuilding.

#1 It’s honest

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Lightning on my Body: My LIB Diet & Training

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Veins = lightning bolts zigzagging on your body.

I’ve had a few people asking what my diet and training is like since I started putting up pics from Lightning in a Bottle. You’ll be surprised how simple it is. A lot of this is about what I DON’T do.

First, I’m going to lay it out for you, so you can see how surprisingly simple it is. Then, I’ll expand on each of the points further down.

DIET

  1. I get at least 80g of protein per day, usually close to 100g.
  2. I don’t worry about other macros.
  3. I don’t count calories.
  4. When I’m bulking, I eat as much as I can until I’m very full, but not until I’m stuffed.
  5. When I’m cutting, I eat as little as I can until I’m a bit hungry, but not until I’m starved.
  6. I have milk and a big meal after my workouts. Otherwise, I don’t follow a meal timing or frequency plan. I eat when I wanna.
  7. I take 3 supplements: Vitamin D, Creatine, and ZMA. I’m mindful of Omega-3, but I eat fish and eggs rather than supplements.

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Let’s Trade Art: Workshops at a House Party

“Let your freak flag fly”

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For this past New Year’s, my rave fam booked an Airbnb in Beverly Hills. We decided not to go to any events, and just chill and party in the house. A few weeks before it, I had an idea: workshops =D

One of my favorite parts about taking trips with my rave fam is trading art with them. It usually happens spontaneously, which is cool. But one of the downsides of spontaneity is scheduling. If I’m already teaching one thing here, while someone else is teaching another thing there, I’m missing out! Continue reading

Copy Paste: How to Journal Easily

I don't actually write with a flower-petal pen nor drink out of tea cups... I just picked the least intimidating photo of journaling I could find.

I don’t actually write with a flower-petal pen, nor drink out of tea cups… I just picked the least intimidating photo of journaling I could find. ( pc: Carli Jean / Unsplash )

I’m here to share a really easy way to start a journaling habit. It’s literally Copy Paste. But first, have you heard about the benefits of journaling? Continue reading

MagicMtn Musical Massage: That Time I Tried to Start a Massage Practice

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A MagicMtn Musical Massage will make you go “MMMM”!

Earlier this year, I tried to start a massage practice. My unique selling proposition was that I’d cater it to ravers, mainly by synchronizing the massage to EDM, but with lots of other little details that ravers would appreciate. In this post, I’ll be talking about the background, the process, why I had to stop in the end, and what I learned from it all. Enjoy! Continue reading

My Favorite Thing to Hear

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I like hearing primal grunts and clanging iron…But that’s only part of what this post is about!

If you rave, you know that “I love you” is not an uncommon thing to hear. And it really is great to hear, I’m not trying to sell it short.

But you know what I like to hear even more than “I love you”?

“You inspire me.” Continue reading

My Daily Kefir Smoothie

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The majority of healthy weirdos have some sort of smoothie or juice they consume on a daily or semi-daily basis. I’m one of them =P

Consider the decision-making process that goes into a smoothie. What goes into it, how it’s made, and how it’s consumed. With so much room for design, I think it reveals a lot about that person’s knowledge, goals, and values. In that vein, I’d like to share with you my daily smoothie!

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What Unites Us?

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Back in December, my friend Alice and I had one of those awesome late-night talks. One of the things that I remember most was what she said about her relationship with Evan, her boyfriend of many years. While explaining the thought process behind some big decisions she had to make soon, she said…

“Evan and I are united by our pursuit of truth.”

I thought that was beautiful. I’ve been asking that question, “What unites you?” to many people ever since. Continue reading