Summer may be winding down but finding time to be mindful in my daily life has made this abundant season feel just a little longer. This month, I’m sharing what has been inspiring me in hopes that you, too, can take a moment to reveal what brings you joy.
What I am Reading and My New Giveaway
Reading every day is a sacred ritual that can decrease stress levels and improve memory. It also brings joy and discovery. These days I am teaching the joys of reading to my two kids, and like many parents, my personal reading comes second. Nonetheless, I believe that enriching our minds and spirits through reading is critical to growth, no matter how many or how few pages we get through. Recently, I’ve been revisiting Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment.” His work has been influential in my life for quite some time, but now I am able to apply his teachings to parenting. The present moment has the power to transform our inner selves and inform the world around us. Through the lens of fatherhood, I am reminded to see my children for their true selves, and to honor their unique beings. Tolle’s words provide essential spiritual teachings and profound lessons on how to live and love.
So you, too, can positively transform yourself through enlightenment I will be sending copies of “The Power of Now” to the first five readers to DM @SYNERGYKOMBUCHA their favorite book. [Editor's Note: This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.]
How I am Eating
I eat seven small meals a day to keep my energy levels stable and my appetite satiated. I’ve followed this practice for many years and found that doing so keeps me feeling light and lifted as I navigate each day. When studied, this method showed promising results such as an increase in metabolism and superior physical healthi. The seven small meals I eat represent what I’ve always believed; Mother Nature is our world’s greatest healer and food is the best medicine. That’s why I eat mostly raw, plant-forward meals that are rich in living probiotics. From enjoying my refreshing first taste of COCOYO Living Coconut Yogurt for breakfast and sipping on ALIVE Ancient Mushroom Elixir for an energizing lift, to taste-tasting each batch of SYNERGY Raw Kombucha before it’s packaged, small doses of functional and living nutrition feed my mind, body, and spirit for a healthier and happier life.
What I am Inspired By
It is said that art is all around us. Art resides in everything we see, touch, hear, and experience. It exists in the murals painted through Los Angeles, my personal collection, on runways, in music, and now in digital spaces.
Famous for drawing inspiration from modern culture, artist Takashi Murakami pairs Buddhist imagery with current subject matters in his latest exhibition, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow. Among the many mediums displayed in his artistic universe, Murakami brings his iconic characters to life in the first augmented reality (AR) activation at The Broad Museum. Through the immersive experience, visitors can enjoy Murakami’s creative exploration of traditional Buddhist figures and pop culture, with 3D avatars. The inclusion of digital art forms in traditional spaces is inspiring to see and as Murakami noted, AR “widens the entry point,” for those new to his breathe of workii. The special exhibition is open through September 25, 2022, at The Broad Museum in Los Angeles.
Peace, Love, & Gratitude.