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An hour in a floatation tank (aka "sensory deprivation tank") in Bogota, Colombia

March 29, 2017

I've been doing a daily 10-minute meditation practice for about 4 months now. Just a few weeks ago, I decided to finally give a floatation tank a try.

I've heard about floatation tanks before, but what really got me interested in it was Tim Ferriss' latest book "Tools of Titans." One of the people he interviewed mentioned that spending time in a floatation tank is like meditation on steroids.

If you've never ...

7 Days of Calm

December 22, 2016

Meditation is something that I've always wanted to try for years now as I keep hearing all about its long-term benefits. The most appealing of these benefits for me is how it could increase your ability to focus. As a software developer, I know how critical focus is in getting things done. Being able to easily turn your attention to the task at hand, to get into the flow, could significantly increase productivity. It ...

Losing Weight While Traveling

July 30, 2012

My New Year’s resolution for the last I don’t know many years was to lose 10 pounds. I was a bit overweight at 195lbs as I’m only about 5’10” tall. I wish I could say all that weight was due to all the muscles I have.

I’ve been traveling in Latin America for about 6.5 months now. About two months ago I sent some pictures to my mom and ...