Didn't plan on writing this, but the inspiration came and the words flowed out: https://www.mrfelix.org/post/self-love
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Slept well. Light breathwork + hypnosis experiment. Trying to get to theta with eeg. Haven't succeeded yet. Could be tools, methodology or understanding are off. Will keep at it. Satisfied that I can enter alpha & delta states consistently. Trying to find path to theta... then gamma. Hypnotic trance is associated w theta. Maybe I didn't drop deep enough & ended it too soon. Will try again later.
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Low energy + mild irritation. Tired.
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My kids found 2 stray kittens. 'Can we adopt them, daddy, please?' I said yes without thinking it through. Im a dog lover. Never thought I'd end up a cat lady man. Will need leashes, bowls, litter boxes, insurance. Schedule trip to vet. Mez pick up demz kittens dis weekend. I haz a happee. #crazyCatLadyMan

>^..^<

4 days ago

Haha I like that!

3 days ago

cats are kind of crazy cute creatures, I love them 😍

3 days ago

Oh man, you are in for a treat! Nothing better than kitty cats!

3 days ago
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Grateful. I get to teach kids what matters... at least what I think matters- self-regulation, self discovery, mindful living. And I get to practice what I preach. I reset when I need to.
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Posting live from the ice bath. Damn it's cold!!! Relaxing into discomfort. Intentionally induced suffering. Enlightened madness. Training body mind & spirit. Dopamine scheduling. Eustress.

Yeeeesssss! Nice 😊

5 days ago

HA! I'm sat here all cozy and warm eating a big cake! 😁😉😝

5 days ago

(You're a machine! Love!)

5 days ago

🛀🤖🔥🤍

5 days ago
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Low sleep score, but feeling OK. During guided meditation, the speaker said this: If your pain had a message, what would it be? Framed this way, saw I was too attached to a false expectation of how things should be. Heading to gym. Long day ahead.

Good to read this. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

6 days ago

That's a really good one. I'll have to try it out

5 days ago
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Day off. Open ocean swim. Finished painting boys' room. Started laying brick for an accent wall. Enjoyed time with my children.
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Glad I was able to publish: https://youtu.be/99mZxC777T0

You are one awesome kid. :P

7 days ago

Yup, he's here to help us with our stomach ailments. :O

7 days ago
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Project taking much longer than I had planned + costing more than I had wanted to spend. Oh well. Making progress all the same. Kids bickering with one another. Gets annoying. Will pre-empt before it gets worse.
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Decluttering. Light breathwork + hypnosis. Tried measuring brain activity, but signal dropped. Too bad; I went into trance. Guessing theta would predominate. I'll test again midday. Heading to beach for open ocean swim.
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Sleep score 86. Adding apigenin to MG l-threonate+l-theanine stack. Been busy, requires that I be more mindful of time, more organized, more efficient. I carve out time daily for a reset, cycling down to delta to restore clarity when cognitive fatigue sets in. Back workout. Decluttering. Hoping to finish ceiling in boys room this weekend, paint, maybe accent wall with brick.
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Rare, uninterrupted nights sleep. Keen on replicating more of these. Magnesium l-threonate + l-theanine supplements helped (suggestion I picked up from an Andrew Huberman podcast on sleep) + limiting fluids after 3pm+ meditation before bed + sleep tape (after reading Breath by J.Nestor & reading it again in O2 Advantage by P.McKeown). Adding apigenin + tart cherry this week. Fitbit sleep score 83.
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suboptimal sleep. Mood drop. Will attempt reset this afternoon.

You'll make it work. You got this.

06 Oct 2021

yup. 20m yoga nidra. Cycled into a deep-rest, delta state. Played the second half with as much focus as the first. All abt acquiring skills. This is one we could learn & benefit from applying.

07 Oct 2021

This seems like a really useful tool. I'll look into it, thanks. Glad you got some good rest!

07 Oct 2021

Thanks Cameron. I've also been experimenting with supplements: magnesium l-threonate & l-theanine before bed. Will add apigenin to the mix. Ran out of tart cherry juice, which I will continue using as it seems to aid in sleep as well.

07 Oct 2021

So that's the latest iteration of my sleep protocol (plus mouth tape to ensure proper nasal breathing). Then yoga nidra midday when at work to reset or a nap if I'm home.

07 Oct 2021
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N is stunning! I love her vibe. She comes to my adult ed class dressed to kill! Turns heads. I love her confidence. Go, girl! Do you! I don't cross boundaries; just sayin'. She made a necklace & bracelet for my daughter. Sweet. I encouraged her to set up an Etsy shop to promote her work. Wishing her diva success.
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Refinancing home loan. Monthly mortgage payments will be lower. May roll over savings to pay down the principal. 0 debt is the goal. Mortgage is the only debt I'm holding. The saving & investing game is more fun than I had imagined. Trying to keep it spiritual- minimalist living, mindful consumption and all that. Still, the game is what it is.

Congratulations! I refi too and it saved me a lot of money. Now if only I could freeze my taxes ha!

05 Oct 2021

We'll have to set up off shore accounts like the uber wealthy to do that, Sonny. :)

05 Oct 2021
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Meditation. Light run. Cold shower (increases alertness & pos affect + 250% increase in dopamine). Coffee+creatine (for muscle). Ginger tea+l-leucine (protein biosynthesis). Yerba mate (antioxidants, glp-1: helps manage blood sugar & neuroprotective for dopaminergic receptors), protein shake w/ashwaghanda (calm), mucuna pruriens (contains l-dopa, a precursor to dopamine), gingko (energy). Fueled!
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Used Mind Monitor + Muse EEG to track & record brain activity during yoga nidra. I graphed that sh!+ https://www.mrfelix.org/post/yoga-nidra

This is really impressive thank you for sharing your experience with us!

04 Oct 2021

Thanks, Mandy. Its evidence that this stuff works. Hope it inspires others to give meditation a try and stick with it. It's not a cure-all, but it does help us manage our resources.

05 Oct 2021

Amazing! I always think of the music band Muse when you write about it

05 Oct 2021
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Nap. Figured out how to stream data from Muse EEG to Ableton/Max & map to effects. In other words, I can use my mind to modulate sounds. Excited to explore possibilities. Reading Of Sound Mind on the neuroscience of sound. Homemade pizza for dinner.

Sounds super cool. Wonder what else you can do with that data.

04 Oct 2021

For now, I'm using it to analyze different meditation techniques.

04 Oct 2021

Great question though. Did a search and found an company called Brainstone Art that uses eeg data to brain paint.

04 Oct 2021

There are brain controlled robots.

04 Oct 2021
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Resuming open ocean swims. Felt great! The cold is a plus. Boosts epinephrine and acetylcholine for focus plus gradually increases dopamine. This high should last a good 2-3 hours. Followed swim with a run & some vertical wall jumps. Brought cat along. She had fun being outdoors too.
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