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Peter Koehler

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Why have I stopped blogging?

Many people have asked me: "Why have you stopped blogging?"

I haven't stopped! I have simply switched venues.

This year (2018), I wrote 157 posts, by far the most I have ever written in 1 year.

So where are they?

One post is sent each morning to subscribers of TheWorkout.Today - the daily . . .

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December 27, 2018

On Short Days and Short Lives

A Winter Solstice Reflection

On this shortest day of the year, we cannot help but think of the shortness of life.

We only have one life. Let us wake up and take notice.

This is our work.

Think about a friend who lives in another state or country.

How often do you see them?

Once every other year perhaps?

If you’re 40, . . .

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Highlights from Jeff Bezos' annual letter

I just read through Jeff Bezos' annual letter to shareholders and highlighted the parts I thought were most interesting. You can view the full letter with all of my highlights here.

And here are a few of the choicest highlights:

On High Standards

"High standards are contagious. Bring a new person onto . . .

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Damian Lillard on Leading with Love

Don't get jealous. Get happy.

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ESPN posted this interview with Portland Trail Blazer guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum.

I loved this exchange between the reporter, Chris Haynes (CH), and Damian:

CH: Dame, most players, you know, they see somebody [C.J. in this case] possibly can take minutes away from them, they wouldn't be as . . .

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Sunday Roundup

A roundup of some things I've been doing, reading, or enjoying lately.


Every weekend over at TheWorkout.Today, Keeley and I send out "The Weekend Wind Down: A restorative routine intended to provide rest, rejuvenation, and perspective for your mind, body, and spirit." This weekend we wrote about meditation and . . .

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February 18, 2018

There is no destination

As some of you may have seen from my post a few weeks back, Keeley and I launched a new service on January 1st called TheWorkout.Today.

It's really simple: Afree email each morning (except Sundays)with 1 bodyweight workout that takes 29 minutes or less.

On Saturdays, instead of a typical workout, we send "The . . .

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Building Speed Bumps For Life

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At my house, our french press requires 8 tablespoons of whole coffee beans for the perfect brew.

A few weeks ago, I swapped out my tablespoon for a 1/2 cup. This brought the required number of coffee bean scoops down from eight to one (because 8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup).

Boom. The next few days I cruised through the . . .

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