Back in University I knew a girl that always walked around with a big smile on her face. We were good acquaintances and when things were going well she was extremely pleasant. Frequently though, when something would happen that she didn’t like, she’d completely lose her shit. She’d cry, complain, and generally just make a […]
Who Am I
I look for practical knowledge at the intersection of science, ancient wisdom, and daily life experience.
I'm an Engineer who lives on an island in Brazil.
I train physical skills like brazilian jiu-jitsu and dance.
I practice ancient philosophies like Stoicism.
And I'm completing a Master's degree in Data Science.
I do all this to try and find real wisdom on how to live.
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Do news networks still give us “news” or just entertainment? Can a 2-millennium old book be more useful for life today than a current New York Times Best Seller? Does changing the format of the media we consume modify the way our brain functions? Everyday we’re consuming media. This article tries to help us evaluate […]
You’re Not a Machine. You’re a Part of Nature. Machines Hate Stress. But Nature Loves It. If there’s one word to describe living in the 21st century it would be “comfortable.” It’s easier to survive today than at any other time in history. We no longer need to go out and hunt for food, or […]
You look like, talk like and walk like an adult. But are you really? If you’re like me, even at 31 years old I still wonder. Sometimes I feel mature and wise. Other times I feel like an immature kid. This question really started to eat at me after living in Brazil for a while. […]
Waking up to Why We Live the Way We Do Have you ever stopped and looked at your life? When we do this a lot of times we realize that we`ve ended up in a place we never expected to be. Growing up, we followed our parent’s directions. We did well at one or […]
As I wrap up the last weekend of my 30th year on this planet I wanted to reflect back and talk a bit about the lessons that I’ve had the opportunity to learn along the way. There is nothing original here and I would never take credit for having “discovered” these things. I’ve been blessed […]
Stop for a minute and ask yourself, “What exactly am I trying to achieve in the gym? Why do I show up here 3-4 times a week?” Do you want to get ripped and strong? To be healthy? A bit of both? Most guys aren’t clear on what they want to achieve. They gain some […]
Today I want to talk about one of the biggest complaints that women have about their bodies. Fat Arms… You’re reminded of it every time you look in the mirror and every time you look at a photo of yourself. It’s an issue when you go out shopping. You see a sleeveless top in the […]
How do you stay under 10 percent body fat for the long haul? Below you’ll find the system for eating that I personally use and that I’ve developed over the years as I traveled, and lived in different cities with different food options. I created it because I wanted to make staying in great shape […]
This week I decided to leave the corporate world for the 2nd time in 4 years. I’m 30 years old. Many of my colleagues I left behind told me they would love to do the same. This letter is written to them. Dear Friend, You work hard. No one can deny that. It’s in your […]
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