Movement and fitness parallel life. If you are not actively thinking about and trying to improve your fitness you are allowing it to deteriorate. The standard American diet, office life, and limited to non-existent movement practice that comprises a “normal” life fall far short of what true thriving requires. Like a vitamin missing from a poor diet, if you are not actively seeking novelty, modern life hardly provides enough.Read More
In goals both too big and too small focus on practice and fun. Small victories feel great. Relish them for a moment then humbly return to the work. Extreme challenges allow you to tickle the next level, demystifying what might become realistic goals soon.
Most importantly, oversized and undersized goals allow us to practice letting go, to practice for practice’s sake, and to focus on the process rather than the results.Read More
Furniture is not inherently harmful, just as few foods are inherently unhealthy. The harm comes through our relationship to them. Furniture’s primary purpose is comfort - a seemingly virtuous aim until we examine how it affects our health. Furniture seeks to create the type of comfort that allows you to remain stagnant for extended periods. We as a society have grown quite proficient at designing furniture to these ends. The road trip and the Netflix binge would not be possible otherwise.
The ergonomic movement has spread these ideals to our offices as well. The goal being to find a working position that is comfortable enough to facilitate focus while causing minimal harm. This only worsens the problem by perpetuating the idea that any single position is the answer.Read More