How I Went from Zero to Four Pull-ups in a Month

I didn't set out to do a pull-up challenge. In fact, when I walked into the gym in the beginning of September and saw that there would be a gym-wide 30-day pull-up challenge, I was disappointed. I couldn't do any pull-ups. Not one. Other members could knock out five...

30 Days of Hot Yoga

August 1, 2018. Hello there. It's been a while. I haven't taken on a challenge in a long time, but I'm back with a 30-day hot yoga challenge. Why hot yoga? And why now? A few reasons: For better flexibility, mobility, and strength. To sweat. I did a cold shower challenge a...

It Wasn’t Punishment (No Alcohol, Caffeine, Sugar and Complaining)

I did it! 30 days without sugar, alcohol, caffeine, and complaining. I didn't cheat once. No tiny sips of wine, no cups of green tea, no licking frosting off of fingers, no slip-ups - period. To many, it looked like punishment. "Why would you do that to yourself when...

The Big Book of 30 Day Challenges is Here!

I'm excited to announce that The Big Book of 30 Day Challenges is finally here! As many of you know, I spent much of 2017 working on this book, which is a short collection of 30-day challenge ideas for all aspects of life including fitness, food, productivity, learning, creativity,...

No Booze, No Caffeine, No Sugar (and No Complaining)

The short version of this article is this: for the next 30 days, I will not consume any alcohol, caffeine, or sugar. And I won't complain about it either. Here's the long version. In times of stress, we turn to things that offer us comfort. We look for a...

20 Days of Photography (aka I Came Up 10 Days Short)

When I started this blog and series of 30-day challenges three years ago, I had a couple of objectives. First, to build better habits - because the right habits mean you don't have to fight so hard to make good decisions. And second, to explore my many and varied curiosities....

15 Amazing Commencement Speeches Guaranteed to Inspire

Graduation season - it's where some of the smartest and most accomplished minds return to college campuses to inspire the youngest crop of graduates as they head into the real world. But you don't need to be 22 to be inspired; these roadmaps can help give new perspectives and...