Mindspace

The time between your ears

What’s this voice inside my head? Do you experience the world like I do? How can I stay better focused on the things I care about? Why does every year go faster than the one before?

Curious? At Mindspace, I’ll be looking out loud for answers.

When expectations and reality collide, stories fly 1024 768 Looking out Loud

When expectations and reality collide, stories fly

A Starbucks line reveals the disconnect between the story in my head, and the world right in front of me.

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Why my kids’ bedroom is like your life 1024 766 Looking out Loud

Why my kids’ bedroom is like your life

Where you put your time and energy becomes your reality.

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Turn left for 6-foot herons and 20-foot rabbits

Today I went out for a run. I started down a familiar set of roads, but I felt an urge for something different. At one…

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Did time slow down when I thought I was going to die? 1024 768 Looking out Loud

Did time slow down when I thought I was going to die?

A slide down an icy road reveals the marvelous inner works of our minds.

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Tomorrow is another day 1024 768 Looking out Loud

Tomorrow is another day

The past is past. Learn from mistakes. Then go to bed, and wake up with a clean slate.

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Goodbye, Thich Nhat Hanh, and thank you 1024 713 Looking out Loud

Goodbye, Thich Nhat Hanh, and thank you

Today we say goodbye to a great spiritual leader, who will always be here.

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Have you found your Spy Point? 1024 768 Looking out Loud

Have you found your Spy Point?

Take a minute to step outside of your ravine.

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What the end of life reminds us about everyday life 1024 683 Looking out Loud

What the end of life reminds us about everyday life

“I wish we would have had more time together.”

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Off the beaten path, splattered in mud

When was the last time you veered off your everyday path?

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Will your future self thank you? 1024 768 Looking out Loud

Will your future self thank you?

What you do today opens the way to the future you.

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A new year starts today. How will you use it? 1024 683 Looking out Loud

A new year starts today. How will you use it?

Start by asking: what do you want to remember?

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My 2021 in 1 minute 1024 768 Looking out Loud

My 2021 in 1 minute

What happened this year? I dug through a daily journal and 10,000 photos to find out.

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Guide your children by walking through your childhood 1024 576 Looking out Loud

Guide your children by walking through your childhood

You are laying the foundation for your child’s future mind.

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What Christmas lights can teach you about life 1024 768 Looking out Loud

What Christmas lights can teach you about life

You’ll never take it all in. And that’s okay.

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My 40-year Truman Show

What does 40 years look like? Explore a clock’s-eye view. Look from the perspective of progress. And take a peek through my eyeballs: 40 years of developing mind, body, and spirit.

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The quality of a Monday morning mind 1024 768 Looking out Loud

The quality of a Monday morning mind

It’s not about the day. It’s how you show up.

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The bird with bad vocal cords

What kind of bird are you? Even more importantly, how do you treat other birds who stand out?

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“Each of us constructs and lives a narrative, and this narrative is us” 1920 1080 Looking out Loud

“Each of us constructs and lives a narrative, and this narrative is us”

Are you telling stories of who you want to be?

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What do you reflect? 1024 768 Looking out Loud

What do you reflect?

Is it the part you hope it is?

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One month after hell 1024 768 Looking out Loud

One month after hell

Halloween isn’t so scary anymore.

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Where did my day go? 600 450 Looking out Loud

Where did my day go?

Stop saving time. Start paying attention.

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A night out with the homies 1024 768 Looking out Loud

A night out with the homies

Remember where you came from. And keep telling those stories.

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A recipe for creativity 1024 768 Looking out Loud

A recipe for creativity

On the joy—and theft—of making gingerbread houses.

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You used to want all this stuff 1920 1080 Looking out Loud

You used to want all this stuff

And so goes the cycle of craving and boredom.

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No idling, children breathing 1024 768 Looking out Loud

No idling, children breathing

Always running? Take time to idle when you need to.

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Look who’s behind the wheel 1024 768 Looking out Loud

Look who’s behind the wheel

It’s not your typical old dog.

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Can you really add 10 years to your life? 1024 768 Looking out Loud

Can you really add 10 years to your life?

On the magic of frozen water.

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The last wave goodbye 1024 768 Looking out Loud

The last wave goodbye

Everything eventually comes to an end. It’s not sad, it’s a wake up call.

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What does 40 years look like? 2000 931 Looking out Loud

What does 40 years look like?

Take a visual trip through the past 40 years. A memory lane full of thousands of photos, news stories, tech developments, and pop culture. A journey through the coevolution of my mind, body, and the world around.

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Ever wonder what your life looks like from the top? Where did you come from? What have you been doing with your years?

Click around the timeline to see a few self-centered things I saw over the past 40:

“My experience is what I agree to attend to.
Only those items which I notice shape my mind.”

– William James

You can save all the time in the world. It won't do you any good, if you're focused on the wrong things.

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Paying attention - The currency of time

Where goes your attention, goes your body, goes your life. So to create the reality you want, you have to focus things that matter.

But why is it so hard to stay focused? Are attention spans really shrinking? Is it possible to train your attention?

You can only focus on one thing at a time, starting now.

Paying attention - The currency of time

Where goes your attention, goes your body, goes your life. So to create the reality you want, you have to focus things that matter.

But why is it so hard to stay focused? Are attention spans really shrinking? Is it possible to train your attention?

You can only focus on one thing at a time, starting now.

“Attention is what steers your perceptions; it’s what controls your reality. It’s the gateway to the mind.”
— Apollo Robbins, pickpocket and deception specialist

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“The mind is everything. What you think you become.

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
– Buddha, 500 B.C.

“Where we choose to put our attention changes our brain, which in time can change how we see and interact with the world.”
— Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist