WELL-BEING

"The state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous."

- 1st definition, Merriam Webster Online Dictionary

This philosophy prioritizes being happy and healthy over being prosperous when referring to Well-being. It should be abundantly clear to us now that without our health, we have nothing. We are also being forced to remember what truly makes us happy; gratitude. Our Creative Power is very much affected by our well-being. 

Well-being is a creative's most important asset.

 

WELL-BEING

The Grind 87 Nap Time

The Grind 87 Nap Time

The realm of diminishing returns I took the first week of November off from work at Jumpstart / Health:Further to focus on one last editing pass on my book before I submitted it to my publisher for their edit. That went really well, and the book is off with the editors now getting a thorough…

The Grind 86 Renewal

The Grind 86 Renewal

what it feels like to be naturally happy Today marks one year and one day since the last time I drank alcohol. I’ve talked about quitting alcohol quite a bit. As this date drew closer, I’ve been feeling like it’s something I want to stop talking about so much. But with this milestone, it’s worth…

The Grind 84 Jedi Training

The Grind 84 Jedi Training

The arbitrage of not giving a damn Last week I took some time away from my standard work schedule to work on some creative projects and reflect. While doing so, I couldn’t help but see things in the context of next year. 2020 is looking like a great year for me. I spent a ton…

The Grind 82 What Did You Expect

The Grind 82 What Did You Expect?

Emotions don’t care about what’s fair It’s Fall. It’s getting darker, earlier. The temperature is dropping, and the holiday season is upon us. In conversations these days, we ask questions of ourselves and others that are both reflective and forecasting. “How has the year gone?” “What are we doing for the holidays?” “Any big plans…

The Grind 81 Decisions Vs Judgments

The Grind 81 Decisions Vs Judgments

We’re not robots; we’re humans. Last week was a great week for me, work-wise. It was a week of long days working on a big vision with great people. The week wrapped up on Friday morning, and I went to see my hairstylist Ebonee to get my hair done. While sitting in Ebonee’s chair in…

The Grind 78 Turning Plateaus into Basecamps

The Grind 78 Turning Plateaus into Basecamps

The peak is not the peak. I need to lose 15 pounds. Do those words make you feel anything? Depending on your relationship with bodyweight, maybe you felt nothing. Perhaps you felt an urge to encourage me. Maybe you were triggered in some negative way. Those six words weigh more than the 15 pounds they…

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Practicing Purpose # 10: "Caterpillar Soup"

Real change is soooo uncomfortable. Sometimes you don’t even want to talk when you are going through it. So what happens when you are committed to writing and recording and sharing every week of your life? You get this episode of Practicing Purpose in which I tell Isaac all about Caterpiller Soup LOL. Listen to…

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Practicing Purpose Ep. 8 – "Choosing Greatness Over Safety"

When we are inspired to do something great and brave, what drives the fear that stops us? Often, it is a fear of what others will do to us. Speaking our truth, especially today, could be costly. But what’s worse… facing others or not being true to ourselves? In Episode 8 of Practicing Purpose, Issac…

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Practicing Purpose Ep. 7 – "The Real Math of Long Term Commitments"

Today Issac and I discuss how we would benefit from a better equation on the effort and time long term commitments required to be successful. Whether romantic, business or civic, we often underestimate just how hard it will be to commit to something for the long haul. Listen to “Practicing Purpose Ep. 7 – “The…

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Practicing Purpose Ep. 6 – "Make Space, Hold Space, Slow Down, Listen"

The benefit of hosting the #CreativePower Hour is that I get to provide a space for the “strong friends” to share their story in a relaxed, unrushed space. It has now shown me over and over how important it is for us to do this for each other. It’s one of the greatest ways that…

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The Grind 70: Befriending the Unknown

It will still take us. With all that we have learned as humans, there is one thing we still know very little about, and that’s death. We know it is a universal experience. It is not limited to humans. All the other animals on Earth that are born experience death. Plants experiences death. The stars…

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Practicing Purpose #5 – Discover Your Demons

A series presented by Marcus Whitney’s Audio Universe all about Marcus working through his purpose which is to inspire good people to develop their self-efficacy. Co-hosted by Isaac Addae. In this episode, Marcus and Isaac dive deep on the quote: You must first find the courage and compassion to find your demons before you can…