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Creative Work

Freedom & Self-Worth

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A quick dive into freedom & self-worth, their interrelation, and how choice is the pathway.  [click here to read]


Choosing Your Possibility 💫


How we can choose our POSSIBILITY despite the ever-changing weather of life… [click to read]

Reprogramming for Creative Freedom (in style) 😎


A video and written piece on finding more creative freedom & the learnings that came up in the process.. [click here to read & watch]

Chaos Contained Within 🌗  🌊  🌓


A creative piece I wrote about committing to CHANNELING ANGER into positive creation & action. [click here to read]

Exploring the conscious & subconscious health & fitness empowerment (or disempowerment) we have programmed into our relationships. Is it time to reprogram? [click here to read]


This is for everyone who ever asked how I stay in such great shape. An unveiling of my long-kept SECRET… [click here to read]


How to continuously aim & re-aim in life… even when you fall way off… [click here to read]




Exploring what makes a truly great FATHER & 3 daily mental conditioning techniques (habits) that every person should instill within themselves & their kin. [click here to read]

Dynamic Dominion: Awakening, Anxiety, Excitement, & Energetic Ethics


Exploring the roots of ANXIETY & its interrelations to artistic awakening, excitement, energetic ethics, & being a better entrepreneur, leader & family-man. [click here to read]

Chasing the Vision: A Preview of the Alchemical Adventure

And here is a short piece I wrote about the photographer/videographer/artist (and now awesome friend!) that filmed & produced this video preview to a larger project we are working on together. He made this video out of pure inspiration and gifted it to me on my birthday. <3

In the post I share his story of darkness to light & how his artistic awakening is beautifully playing a part in my own personal manifestation of living as a transformation artist & leader… [click here to read]

One Year Of Meditation: Reflections, Homage, & Insight


A few things I got from it: self-knowledge, personal power, best career of my life, & so much more! This is a deep dive into my experience of meditating every day for an entire year and everything that came about from the daily practice… [click here to read]

Unleashing The Dragon Manicorn

A stylish story of self-liberation… [click here to read]


Starting Before You’re Ready… and the Beauty of Being Unfinished… Alchemy in Action

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The messy art of the start… being unfinished… and the inception of the ALCHEMIZED! [click to read]

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” –Mark Twain

Envy Atlas: Transforming Jealousy Into A Set of Maps & Creating Allies To Empower Your Journey

Harnessing The Sun: A Pathway To Creative Integrity


Letting go of old selves that no longer serve & allowing creativity to create through us. A pathway to creative integrity. [click here to read]



Breakthrough to Bewilderment

fullsizerender-8Hanging the ego, shifting paradigms, & discovering creative integrity… [click here to read]


“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.” —Rumi


Gratitude Evolution


“Life is a gift and our work is to learn to receive it.”

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 Connecting to Life: Redemption of the Warrior








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Exploring the disconnection to life through the guise of the overachiever & wounded warrior.



“Did you think the lion was sleeping because he didn’t roar?” -Friedrich Schiller

Living as the LION of your life… [click to read]

– Creative transformation through the Lion

– The dark side of the Lion

– Symbolic meaning & significance of the Lion

– Calling your Lionheart into being

– Lion in resources & mediums

– And more… [click to read]

The Power of Language & Story

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I write to transform myself and my life. The power of words is indisputable. Everything in our lives exists through words and language. It is not until we actually begin to harness language that our very own existence comes into being… [click to continue reading]

Vision-Living & Goal-Setting

My approach to living my vision and setting goals… [click here to read]


Emperor State of Mind


Recognizing and harnessing the Emperor within heralds a new beginning… [click to continue reading]

“You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself…the height of a man’s success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment. …And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others.” 
― Leonardo da Vinci


Death By Choice

Death. The ever-present specter. A time of letting go. Letting go of the old self. Letting go of what doesn’t serve anymore. Letting go has felt like death. So much mixed emotions. And it took forever. I hold on. Grasping. Always grasping… [click to continue reading]

Mining Sorrow For Brilliance

Failure. Abuse. Betrayal. Separation. Death. All part of the darker side of human experience. I’ve had my fair share of encounters with them. We all have. However, it’s up to us to decide how we let the ensuing sorrow run its course. It can be done with grace and equanimity, mysterious decay, or fire and destruction…. [click to continue reading]


Someone I loved once gave me a box of darkness.  It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift. -Mary Oliver

 Jess Lee: CEO of Polyvore

How Stanford and Marissa Mayer led her to where she is today. An article I wrote for Stanford Pulse Magazine… [click here to read]

Daily Nano-Habits: The Keystone to Unlocking Latent Potential

Throughout life I have set incredible lofty goals. Goals that would change my life if achieved. Noble goals born from true dreams. At times these goals and dreams were achieved. Getting myself into Stanford was one of those. Getting myself back to Stanford and graduating after a 7-year leave of absence was another. But more often than I would like to admit many of my dreams and goals remained unmet, unachieved, and often I never even got around to actually starting. I’ve always been frustrated with unlocking my own latent potential. Potential I know I have, but have yet to actually develop and manifest in my physical life… [click to continue reading]


Hacking Cinnamon Toast Crunch: Curb Appetite, Build Muscle, Boost Metabolism, & Reduce Body Fat

I was obsessed with cinnamon toast crunch as a kid growing up. Despite eating fairly healthy I did not give up my love for the ridiculously sugar-laden cereal until college. In high school I would even have a protein shake with my morning cinnamon toast… [click to continue reading]

…or [click here] to watch my YouTube video on hacking cinnamon toast crunch.

Counting Magic: The Secret To More Reps & Exercise Volume

Counting magic is a secret I have been using for years to maximize my exercise repetitions and volume.  Whether I am lifting super heavy weights, going for high volume (lots of reps), or doing any type of exercise that involves more than one repetition this little trick pays off huge… [click to continue reading]

Furious Love: A Poem on Anger

As part of my artist recovery journey I wrote a poem on anger while full of fury.  It ended up being incredibly therapeutic and allowed me to release and transform my anger into useful energy to be used for more constructive endeavors.

The fury stormed and raged… [click to continue reading]