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I lost a close friend to drug violence in my early twenties and used cannabis and many other substances to self-medicate...
11/08/2023

I lost a close friend to drug violence in my early twenties and used cannabis and many other substances to self-medicate for the next decade. S**t got pretty rough, and adult summer camp (rehab) was almost an adventure I explored before finding psychedelic-assisted therapy. Hands down, it was one of the most profound experiences of my life, and I’ve been able to drastically improve my relationship with substances ever since.
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Aside from getting off coke and caffeine, cutting out cannabis has had the most significant influence on my nervous system. W**d itself is sticky, so it’s no surprise that the habit is equally sticky. I now spend a large portion of my coaching practice helping others find ways to harm reduction their way out of substance use, and this has been a pretty solid flow for my clients who are working on reshaping their relationship with cannabis.
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This is by no means a dis on cannabis. It’s a powerful plant medicine and should be respected as such. For more information, check out Hubberman’s podcast on THC.

Harm Reduction > Just say no

The stories we tell ourselves create the reality we live. Take the time to cultivate healthier, more resilient stories a...
09/20/2022

The stories we tell ourselves create the reality we live. Take the time to cultivate healthier, more resilient stories and watch your life change.

"The first step towards change is awareness. The second step is acceptance." -Nathaniel Branden•Behavior modification of...
09/08/2022

"The first step towards change is awareness. The second step is acceptance." -Nathaniel Branden

Behavior modification often feels like a game of whack-a-mole for me. So I've started practicing the action of witnessing the behavior rather than judging it. I've been using food to practice this skill, as I get plenty of attempts throughout the week.

It's been useful to ask these questions when I find myself struggling with my relationship around food.

External Environment:
Who am I with? - Often alone.
Where am I?- Often at home.
When? - After a "long" day.

Internal Environment:
What percentage of me feels here right now? -

I've been struggling lately with the ability to sit in my emotions—specifically feelings of isolation and sadness. I've ...
09/06/2022

I've been struggling lately with the ability to sit in my emotions—specifically feelings of isolation and sadness. I've tried masking it with less-than-ideal coping mechanisms, which have led to deeper feelings of sadness and isolation which almost always leads to shame for myself 🌀Who would've known crushing cannabis and Chick-fil-A wouldn't lead to eternal happiness!?

I've decided to either continue to ignore, mask, or push away the emotions and blame others for how I feel or radically accept the situation I have created. I'm working on learning how to sit in the feelings so they can freely pass through me. No judgment, no pushing away, no rushing the process, just loving awareness of the human experience.

A few of the somatic-based strategies I've been using to regulate my nervous system as I draw awareness to the physiological sensations of emotions are attached below.

1. Notice what's happening in your body. - "My chest feels heavy, and my throat feels tight/dry."
2. Put a name to the sensation. - "This is how sadness feels for me."
3. Stay embodied as you continue exploring the sensation without slipping into thought. -"The heaviness on my chest increases as tears slowly roll down my cheeks, and now my throat feels lumpy."
4. As you sit with the psychological sensations, begin to soothe yourself like a parent would a child. - "It's ok, buddy I know it hurts, but I love you, and I'm here for you."
5. Continue to let the emotions flow through. This is where I struggle not to slip back into thought.
6. Let your nervous system regulate.
Once you feel resourced/regulated, begin to explore the emotion. For me this is where sadness usually turns into gratitude 🙏

08/29/2022
Sleep is easily one of the most UNDERRATED performance-enhancing behavior changes we can make as coaches & athletes.•Con...
10/19/2020

Sleep is easily one of the most UNDERRATED performance-enhancing behavior changes we can make as coaches & athletes.

Consistency > Quality > Quantity = "My model" in regards to improving sleep.
- Consistency = Get your people to wake up at the same time consistently. I've found setting goals for a wake-up time tends to get rid of the late nights and requires fewer restrictions/coaching on our end.
- Quality = I don't care if you slept 12 hours when your average bedtime is after midnight. As my father would say, "whether you call it p**p or f***s, it's still s**t."
- Quantity = 8+ hours per night is the goal

The graphic shows my hierarchy of progressions aimed at improving overall quality. Anything you would add as a coach/client?

Side not for coaches working with 50+ year-olds... Don't be caught off guard when they lose their cookies as you suggest lowering the thermostat below 75 at bedtime 🙈

Nutrition | Mindset | Performance

Friendly reminder that Karen's first session back from a 3-year hiatus shouldn't revolve around testing her 1RM back squ...
10/16/2020

Friendly reminder that Karen's first session back from a 3-year hiatus shouldn't revolve around testing her 1RM back squat.⁠
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Measure & Manage.⁠

Nutrition | Mindset | Performance

10/10/2020

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