Lightning on my Body: My LIB Diet & Training

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. ...

Stories: A Simple Way to Manage Complicated Emotions

Emotions. As wild, mysterious, and unpredictable as the seas. Sometimes, they seem impossible to understand... But you know what's easy to understand? Stories. In fact, our brains use stories primarily to help us understand. And that's pretty great for us, because emotions are stories.

Okay, that's a bit bold. Let's try this: Without a story, there is no emotion.


No Second Chances

Last Friday, I settled in for what I thought would be 2 hours of mindless action by watching Pain & Gain, not knowing it was about to take me one deeper. In the opening scenes, we’re introduced to Don Lugo, played by Mark Wahlberg. He’s acing an interview for a personal trainer position at a gym, when he reveals that he has a criminal record for running a Ponzi scheme. There is a flashback to him pleading his case to the judge:


I Killed an Animal

It was a chicken. The first warm-blooded life I had taken directly. It wasn't for fun (and it certainly wasn't fun). It was for nourishment...and for a much-needed educa...