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Weekly Wound Up – 02/OCT/2017


Came up empty on Twitter this week. Sorry.


Keep it simple. Use what you have, where you’re at. Small daily practices add up over time.

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Really good find on Facebook this past week about a man people call “Slomo”, whose particular expression of slow, mindful movement is inline skating and the effect practicing it has had on his happiness. If you only have time to check out one thing from this week’s roundup, make it this.


This episode of London Real features Steve Maxwell. I thought it was interesting because Maxwell is using a lot of the kind of esoteric practices like qigong, a common part of Chinese martial arts, to keep him functioning and performing at a high level beyond 60 years old. It’s always interesting to see how the guys that are definitely not part of the “hippy woo” crowd are using this stuff, since their focus is usually not on “feeling good’, but measurable performance.


Eric Ripert — Lessons in Mastery and Mindfulness

Photo cred: Nigel Parry

I thought this episode of the Tim Ferriss Show was especially insightful. He interviews Eric Ripert.

Eric Ripert (@ericripert) is recognized as one of the best chefs in the world. In 1995, at just 29 years old, he earned a four-star rating from The New York Times. Twenty years later and for the fifth consecutive time, Le Bernardin, where Eric is the chef and a co-owner, again earned the highest rating of four stars, becoming the only restaurant to maintain this superior status for such a marathon length of time. In 1998, the James Beard Foundation named him Top Chef in New York City and, in 2003, Outstanding Chef of the Year.

What I find so fascinating about this episode is the Ripert seems to have used meditation to have a truly profound and transformative effect on himself, both personally and professionally.

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