The Art of Learning Josh Waitzkin
Books, essay

Books: The Art of Learning

Josh Waitzkin's "The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance" is a revelation. It's a stunning read that I could've devoured in one sitting, but I wanted to savor it, so I read it over a few days. This is definitely a book that I will go back to time and again. I… Continue reading Books: The Art of Learning

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4 Fitness Channels for Effective Home Workouts

When we moved to Fiji, I started working out at home, using YouTube videos as a guide. I used to be a stickler for the gym, but I absolutely love my new structure. It's allowed me to expand my fitness base by increasing my physical skills. I've spent a little over a year learning the… Continue reading 4 Fitness Channels for Effective Home Workouts

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essay

8 Habits for Happiness

Illustration by Aileen Torres-Bennett March 20 is the International Day of Happiness, inaugurated in 2012 by the United Nations to recognize the importance of happiness in everyone's life. Happiness may be a universal feeling, but its construct is personal. It's an apt time to ask: What makes you happy? I've discovered some fundamentals for my… Continue reading 8 Habits for Happiness

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Adventure

Yoga Retreat at Waidroka Bay

Nicci McGrath, a yoga instructor based in Pacific Harbour (she also teaches in Suva), organized a yoga retreat at Waidroka Bay Resort this past weekend. It's rare that I get out of the house for fitness purposes these days (I love home-based workouts now), but it was certainly worth traveling to Waidroka for yoga, adventure… Continue reading Yoga Retreat at Waidroka Bay

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Food

Chickpea Shake: Light Meal or Post-Workout Nutrition

I thought up of this shake this past weekend when I wanted a light lunch packed with nutrients. The weekends are typically my recovery days, when I don't workout, so I tend to eat lighter lunches then. This shake is full of carbs, protein and fiber, so it's also good post-workout food. Chickpeas are filling,… Continue reading Chickpea Shake: Light Meal or Post-Workout Nutrition