Resources, rituals, and reappraisals to ensure rest

My therapist led me to a life-changing insight in 2020. He asked, “Max, do you equate being stimulated to feeling good?” This moment was a fork in the road for me. I could continue down the path I’d been on since adolescence–valuing adrenaline and stress, villainizing rest–or I could evolve.... Read More

From Snowball to Iceberg

In You Are What You Love, James K. A. Smith asks us to imagine a snowball sitting atop an iceberg.  The snowball represents our conscious reasoning. When we learn something new, it goes into our snowball.  The iceberg represents our intuitive, emotional processes. It is where our default behaviors live—the things that power our instincts and […]... Read More