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Peter Koehler

Sin and Virtue and Happy Birthday

A birthday note to my sister

My sister just turned 26. Below is the birthday card that I wrote for her (shared with permission!).

At the end of the card, I offer this wish:

Let that little light of yours shine.
Keep your loves in order.
And don’t apologize to anyone about it.

When I write, I am often writing to/for myself as much as anyone else. So this wish is not only . . .

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January 08, 2018

Announcing TheWorkout.Today

On January 1st, Keeley and I are launching a new service called TheWorkout.Today.

The concept is extremely simple:

It is a free email in your inbox each morning with 1 bodyweight workout that takes 29 minutes or less.

The workouts are designed so you can do them no matter your level or prior experience, and you don't need any special . . .

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December 29, 2017

Who's In Charge?

Life in the Age of Collective ADD

Beep. Our phones wake us up with their little alarms. How useful that our phones have alarms, right? One less thing to buy.

We grab the phone. We look at it, because it’s in our hand.

Ooooh, new notifications. A text. Some breaking news about Trump or Russia or sexual predators or something. A reminder about that meeting today.

Oh yeah, . . .

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December 07, 2017

4 Things I Learned from Jay-Z

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“What you reveal, you heal.”

The current president embodies a lot of ugly qualities. Jay-Z knows that. But he also knows that there are two sides to every coin.

This week, the NYT published an interview with Jay-Z (highly recommended reading and watching).

“The great thing about Donald Trump being president is…”

WAIT. Pause there.

If you’re . . .

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December 05, 2017

2018

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2018

Today is December 1st. That means 2018 is just one month away.

Companies have already begun, or finished, their 2018 strategic plans and budgets.

Politicians are laying the groundwork for their 2018 campaigns.

Gyms have their January marketing plans ready to rock.

So have you started thinking about your 2018 goals and plans?

Why do most . . .

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December 01, 2017

Save Yourself from New Tab Syndrome

The power of engaging with one thing at a time

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The other day I was in the middle of emptying the dishwasher, and my phone buzzed.

I checked it, and there was a request for information.

I walked over to my desk to look up the information and sent it over.

Then I happened to see a new email. I read it and began to think about my reply.

I looked over and saw my journal, and thought I should . . .

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November 27, 2017

Why Meditate?

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I really enjoyed a short excerpt from one of Alan Watt's talks where he speaks on the purpose of meditation, and I wanted to share it with you.

The 224 second audio clip is here - and I encourage you to listen to it, as his voice and intonations add a richness that doesn't translate on the transcript.

That being said, here is the transcript: . . .

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November 23, 2017

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