I guess I'm finally turning into a hippie


Today marks my 19th anniversary of living in Boulder. Now I listen to jam bands (thanks Mark), meditate, and make my own yogurt. I guess all I need to do now is get a Volkswagen Type 2 and brew some kombucha and I’ll fit right in. I’ll never do yoga though!

Don’t worry though, I still belong to the rifle club.

Seriously though, that meditation thing is pretty darn cool. The book I linked to is really the lazystrong version of meditation, that’s why I probably bought into it. Buy it and make your live better!

I always felt that meditation was some silly thing that hipsters and wanna-be tech nerds in the valley did. To quote Taleb: “Meditation is a way to be narcissistic without hurting anyone.” But, I heard about the Stress Less book from Robb Wolf who also felt the same way about meditation and he said it was life changing, so I gave it a try.

The book follows the typical self-help ghost-written formula, but it’s still good. As an added bonus, the neuroscience is solid - remember Amy’s a brain doctor, and she vetted it.

Outside of having better sleep and being more calm, which are good on their own, I also noticed that the quick lifts are going so much better for me. I feel like I’m better connected with my body. Kind of weird.

The lazystrong way of meditation is super simple - just like the lazystrong way of lifting is super simple. I don’t want to steal her copyright, so I won’t reproduce it here. I could though, it’s quick and easy. You only need two 15 minute blocks of time to do it. It makes the rest of the day go better, and you end up making up for those 15 minutes plus more- it’s just like compound interest! Go get the book (I have no affiliation, so I get nothing for recommending this) and implement it. You’ll be a better person.

Michael Deskevich