Taki Mai
fitness, Food

Kava for Post-Workout Recovery

Last week, I listened to a 2015 interview that Tim Ferriss did with legendary big wave surfer Laird Hamilton; his wife, former pro-volleyball player Gabrielle Reece; and CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie. Hamilton and Reece mention a post-workout drink they concocted that includes pepper, among other ingredients. When they talked about this drink, I immediately… Continue reading Kava for Post-Workout Recovery

Happy ATB
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

Ambition by ATB
Art, essay

Ambition: Make It Work for You, Not Against You

I've been thinking a lot about ambition lately, for a few reasons. I've just turned 40. Twenty-twenty has come to a close, and we're at the start of a new year. It's a time to think about new mountains to climb, starting with clear intentions. I've been ambitious since I was a kid. When you're… Continue reading Ambition: Make It Work for You, Not Against You

mountain ATB
Art, essay

The View at 40

Illustration by Aileen Torres-Bennett I turn 40 this month. The official start of middle age. Wow. It's a milestone. A good time to take stock, as I typically do on my birthday. I give the last year a thumb's up. I aim to make progress on at least one thing every year, and in my… Continue reading The View at 40

Waidroka yoga room
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