Introduction to Performance Science: Purpose, Philosophy, Benefits

Welcome to the Performance Science Podcast! This first episode lays the groundwork for our approach, our purpose and our philosophy. Our goal is for our listeners to live longer, healthier lives. Done in the format of a scientific journal club, we discuss primary scientific findings aimed at improving health and performance in any domain. Listen […]

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A meditation on impermanence

I think we had gone to the thrift store to drop off some furniture, but we decided to go in and dig around.  My favorite part of any thrift store is the “smalls” section, where they put all the random stuff that doesn’t really seem to fit into any particular category.  I like digging  through […]

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Make things, even crappy things.

Rid yourself of the standards of creating an objet d’art.  Instead, make an “object day-art.” I would like to persuade you to make stuff.  Persuading you to make stuff begins with thinking about object day-art in the context of stuff in general.  We love stuff.  We seek it, we cherish it, we love it (Carlin, 1986). […]

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Meditate under the Chevy Tree

It is told that the Buddha attained enlightenment by meditating under the Bodhi tree.  Here I invite you to seek the mindful path of the Chevy Tree. What does it mean to be mindful?  The practice of mindfulness is the process of returning one’s attention to the present moment.  In this way, driving an old car […]

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