Currently Working On
Unfortunately what I’m currently working on and placing most of my attention to is confidential. However, keep coming back to this page as I will be updating it as soon as I can say anything about it, (or subscribe to my exclusive newsletter to be the first to find out more!)
I usually like to have 3 very different books on the go, in hopes of allowing a unique collision of ideas.
- The Craving Mind, by Judson Brewer
- The Order of Time, by Carlo Rovelli
- The Godfather Notebook, by Francis Ford Coppola
Currently Listening To
Musas, by Natalia Lafourcade. An album that is always on repeat. An addiction that started ever since I first discovered my favourite NPR Tiny Desk Concert performance from the majestic Mexican maven.
So Cosy Radio. There is not an episode of this show that I miss. This remains my secret weapon for getting into the flow at work.
Arrival (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), by Jóhann Jóhannsson. Haunting, magical, and peaceful. No other soundtrack can contain all those things at once. Rest in Peace, Jóhann Jóhannsson, you were a genius.
Ideas I’m ruminating on
This notion described in the quote from Oxford Professor, Ruth Chang:
“Reflect on what you can put your agency behind, on what you can be for, and through hard choices, become that person.”
Habits I’m developing
Meditation. I’ve now been meditating on and off for the past 5 years, but in the past year, I’ve really deepened my practice to an extent where the definition of meditation and intent for maintaining the practice have changed significantly. Thank you both to the Waking Up and Headspace app for enabling my practice. My awareness has never been so strong.
Skipping. You might be wondering, wait… skipping? What? After having recently read Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, I was encapsulated by a desire to become more physically fit: to do the work to tell my body to come at each day with more energy. And also, to have a lower resting heart-rate. Somehow that also managed to seem quite desirable… Whilst I’ve kept up a great weight-lifting routine for near 7 years now, I’ve unfortunately never maintained a routine for cardiovascular exercise. This is partially intentional, as I know my rapid metabolism would turn me into twig if paired with a regular cardiovascular exercise regiment. But at this stage, especially during a pandemic, keeping healthy and being full of energy is far more interesting to me than maintaining some desired physical appearance. Skipping is damn well fun too. I feel like Rocky!
Tapering off coffee. My fear is that this is too controversial to talk about at length, so let me just say, it isn’t for me anymore. Green tea is my friend now.
Shout out to Derek Sivers for starting the /now movement.