Focus on your breath. Relax. Breathe in. Feel the air expand your entire body as you fill it from the bottom of your stomach up to your chest. Let go, and breathe out. Fully exhaling and emptying your lungs. Focus. Relax. Breathe in. You’re up and running now.

I’m not sure at what point I started to notice the interconnectedness of the two. Bound together by the thread of the breath. Now I see it clearly. Running is an extremely powerful means of active meditation.

For the sake of comparison anyone that has taken an ice bath knows that in…


Now more than ever we need to unplug and de-stress. However, it is easier said than done. We all live in a bubble of curated information, specifically designed to engage us and keep our attention, whether the information is true or false is a whole other issue. It has always surprised me when I bring up this bias caused by news feeds and social media, whoever I am talking to about it admits and agrees with the issues, but doesn’t believe it applies to them. How can you be so sure? EVERYBODY thinks they are fair and balanced, and don’t…


Truth in and of itself has always been a shaky concept.

One that has been argued in existentialist circles and in philosophical theories of perception and morality since forever ago.

If a tree falls and no one is around…you know the rest.

Truth is a concept of perception.

Fake news. Many may have cackled or rolled their eyes when this phrase first began catching on. A short few years later and you can see just how serious the issue is. We have been blessed with the technological gift of connection. We are able to peer into anything anywhere through some sort of lens. Know anything we want. Keyword: want. However, that is all the internet really is; a sort of lens. …


Tired of being broke? At this point it should be well known that the world of finance is not necessarily user friendly or easy to navigate by any means. As of 2019 the average American household has personal debts of over $90,000. Now this article isn’t necessarily aimed for those in that kind of debt, although it may help. This article is written for those of us that don’t have the ability to go into that kind of debt in the first place. Maybe you have no credit, maybe your credit is currently tarnished by some outstanding debts, or maybe…


America has created its own unsolvable gun problem.

Our second Amendment right, while fundamental to our founding, has become a political hurdle when compared to the global gun policy platforms of other countries. This right to bear arms, is arguably what makes us American. The agreement between the populace and the government, that citizens are entitled to defend themselves, their property, and have the means to oppose tyrannical rule. What was established to protect us has paved the way to a corrupt industry making billions off of public fears, and its inherent melding into the machismo mind state. We have…


It has been a meme for some time, but I think we have finally reached the point. We have an infrastructure in this country built on the backs of slave labor. We have an economy that is built on the backs of the working class. A system that is so unstable that all it took was one week of businesses closing, and an uncertain future for the stock market to crash at an unimaginable rate. We are watching our 401k’s melt away, and all the while the people on the frontlines (besides those in the medical field) are the laborers…


The Biden campaign was built for the blind follower. The ones that want to play it safe even though they know it is likely to fail. They don’t want to be blamed if things don’t work out. They do what the pundit tells them is the right move without verifying any of their blathering talking points. The ones that are currently comfortable, but they just don’t like Donald Trump. They have nothing to lose, because their lives aren’t negatively affected by the policies of presidencies that favor the higher tax brackets. For them it is not a matter of life…


About five years ago I started running once or twice a week (if that), and just a few years ago I completely fell in love with running. Now it’s hard to go a day without. I was never extremely athletic in my youth. I enjoyed playing sports and being active in a casual sense, but once I started running in my late 20’s, I realized just how out of shape I was. I could barely make it a mile without stopping a time or two to catch my breath and will myself into not heading directly home. Let’s be honest…


In the current political climate, and with the upcoming election, debate and mudslinging is at an all time high. With a quick glimpse into Twitter rants, Facebook ads, and the mainstream media, we are learning that everyone has a label for everyone. A divisive force of stereotyping and affiliation assumption has swept away our chances at constructive dialogue, and replaced it with a condescending, schoolyard name-calling contest. If you are politically left leaning you could be a; snowflake, liberal, neolib, libtard, progressive, climate change alarmist, Marxist, commie, socialist, Bernie Bro, antifa, beta cuck, or just a good ol’ fashion hippie…


We all know how it goes. New Years Eve rolls around and we decide we would like to be better people next year. We compare our goals to others capabilities, and decide we will run 20 miles a week, we will go to the gym 5 days a week, we will lose X amount of pounds, but the truth of the matter is more often than not we are setting ourselves up for failure. …

Montag Faber

Chaotic Good

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