Living in the Bay Area, the topic of sleep has again made it to the forefront of my thoughts. I constantly hear that “sleep is for the weak” or “nobody has time for sleep”. I find it hard to believe that the most successful people are the ones that sleep the least.Read More
The universe, the internet, our brains, and soils all have one important thing in common: interconnectivity. The closer we begin to look at systems in our world, the more we see that things are interconnected. This interconnectivity may help us better understand how to feed our planet’s growing population.Read More
Thinking back across the history of man, it seems that fasting has always been a part of our existence. Paracelsus, one of the three fathers of Western medicine is quoted as saying, “Fasting is the greatest remedy, the physician within”.
Fasting has also made somewhat of a resurgence in western culture with the recent excitement around intermittent fasting and its endorsements from celebrities like Hugh Jackman, Terry Crews, Jimmy Kimmell and Benedict Cumberbatch.Read More
We must save the magic in our soil.
This spring, I had the pleasure of sharing my passion about regenerative agriculture with some fellow Dallasites at TEDxOaklawn. Today, I'm stoked to be sharing the experience with the Lumen community! This article is simply a transcript for the presentation for all of the readers out there.Read More
One of my mentors recently told me that success begins at the end of my comfort zone. I can unequivocally say that the past two years of my life have been the most uncomfortable.
A couple of weeks ago, I reached out to all of my mentors because we were invited to pitch our company to a room of 100+ potential investors. Public speaking was, and still is to a much lesser extent, one of my biggest fears and I wanted them to throw everything they had at me to prepare. I knew that if I was to succeed, I needed to feel as uncomfortable as possible with my ability to perform. Long story short, we were recognized as one of the top three companies, and here is the 3-step playbook for how we made it.Read More
As an environmentalist, you quickly realize that starting up a company and being a perfect steward of the planet aren’t exactly easy to do. Every decision requires a quick gut check in along the lines of, “Does this help or hurt the planet?”.
Almost everything out there hurts the planet right now.Read More
As a start-up founder and a neuroscientist, health and wellness is very important to me. Long days and arduous hours of work take a toll on my body, and after a year of working more than twelve hours a day, seven days a week, I began to realize the importance of taking care of my body.
The other day I was asked a question that I’ve been thinking about for a while. I’ve personally struggled with this particular topic, so I thought I would share my answer here.
“I have anxiety and I’m looking for something to optimize my mental health but there are so many products out there, how do I know which product is the best one?”Read More
At the beginning of this crazy journey, I only really knew one thing: whatever business I got into, it had to be working to heal the planet.
I came across regenerative agriculture while working on a farm and instantly latched onto the concepts. How could you not get excited about hearing that farmers were cutting out harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides from their land, rebuilding soil that has been degraded from bad farming, and putting money back into their own and their community's pockets?
Well, it turned out that it's not actually that simple. There's so many dynamics that comes along with wanting to heal the planet!Read More