USA Weightlifting Olympic Coach Mentorship Camp in Salt Lake City, Day 4

What a great experience! So glad I went. A valuable and really fun experience with USAW Directors Mike Gattone & Pyrros Dimas, and coaches from around the country. Really enjoyed the info & tips, lively discussions, outings and getting to know everyone a bit. Look forward to seeing them again.

USA Weightlifting Olympic Coach Mentorship Camp in Salt Lake City, Day 3

Today’s notables:

Lecture on peaking / tapering by Anna Swisher

Psychosocial development

Coaching philosophy & well-being

The Jerk!

Another great day of insights from all at this camp run by Mike Gattone and Pyrros Dimas. And what has become a regular for this trip — vegan ice cream from the Monkeywrench. That is about all I can type – I’m wiped!

USA Weightlifting Olympic Coach Mentorship Camp in Salt Lake City, Day 1 + Day 2

First of all, the flight over here was spectacular, passing over the Rockies, the Grand Canyon, the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch.

Day 1 + Day 2 — Salt Lake City, “Salt Palace”

The camp here led by directors Mike Gattone and Pyrros Dimas has been so far informative, fun, and humorous with a lot of discussion plus hands-on. And it definitely helps that we’ve been well fed! The camp is mostly at the “Salt Palace,” one of the 2002 Olympic facilities.

Product Rave = VOLUSPA Suede Noir

www.voluspa.com

I first experienced this scent at The Row Hotel at Assembly Row, not knowing what it was. It had at once a visceral yet relaxing effect on me. I can’t even adequately describe. Today I discovered it’s Suede Noir by VOLUSPA — and that the key ingredient is Palo Santo! After all I’ve read about it, I’m a believer now. And the scent combination occupies the space in an arresting way. I just love it – very soothing.

Ingredients = Mellow Vintage Dark Suede, Palo Santo, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Tobacco Flower, Lavender, Rose Geranium

Post-Pandemic Fitness Gizmos

portable infrared / 880 nanometer wavelength Red LED light therapy

* known to help skin conditions including wound healing and scar tissue

Has anyone tried this? Feel free to comment below!

jump the light fantastic
This sand bell is comfy 😛
a true post-pandemic special

Plant Food Of The Year? Moringa aka Tree Of Life

Thanks to the suggestion from Immortalists Magazine, I have some Moringa tea in my cabinet now. I tried some last night and it’s definitely unique. The leaves produce a slightly thick sort of fatty tea! As you can see the powder / leaves have an impressive even amazing nutrient profile. We’ll see how I feel after a few days of drinking it. When it comes to diet, I feel good about trying new plants because I know they’re beneficial and medicinal.

Veganism & Weightlifting, Part 2

“When plants dream, they dream big.” — Whole Foods ad

Once again expounding the benefits of a vegan diet, how I made the transition, and advice related to increased physical activity / eating plant-based amidst regular training.

Activating The Ageless Algorithm, Part 4

John Harvard Mall, Old Town Hill, Charlestown

04. Growth

When beliefs and habits change so do biology and outer reality. The universe is a body in motion and so are we by default, yet with increasing choice, and integration of infinite and multidimensional concepts. There are other concurrent levels of reality that we cannot directly see, like the life of our cells and the quantum realm.

Consider for a moment that universal systems, including ourselves exponentially, have been gathering more and more intelligence and discernment. For every thought/desire or group desire, quantum particles or energetic counterparts form and function as carriers or messengers that may help shape physical reality.

The output of the brain has been measured in wave functions, and so is that of the heart; physical manifestations in the personal universe/experience and beyond, conjectured to be affected by the strength and coherence of the signals.

A flight of imagination perhaps — Here’s an example of possible group thought-form manifestation: The black hole, an astronomical phenomenon predicted and then sought after for over a century, and then just 2 years ago at last appears for observation. Something to chew on — that the [benevolent] algorithmic style cosmos we find ourselves in is malleable, with overriding geometries, substances, and even safeties. If intelligence exists at our level of reality, it is reasonable to suppose it exists on many levels.

Definitions expanding // bottom left: to each their own, but to me that seems backwards

*What if* as the divisions of our societies loosen and dissolve, we begin to see more. Oh wait, that’s already happening! Just keep tabs on NASA and SpaceX, among others. And according to popular Wikipedia, immortality or Homo deus or the trans human, the next evolutionary step for humanity is here — and not a nightmarish cyborg or disfiguration – just the best of us, more intelligent and youthful. With possible *constructive* enhancements though, our tech creations also teach us. We’ve been rising and learning through generations towards the achievement of formerly wild dreams. Note: It’s been postulated though certain ancients already realized some of this.

Growth is an expression of ideals and desire, and there’s certainly more to explore. The photos illustrate — from John Harvard, to the vast online network, to even the bloom of common Aurelia aurita jellyfish (the Latin meaning “golden ear” / listening), of which there are many around Boston wharfs.

Once again, the original guru — jellyfish Aurelia aurita, optionally asexual & immortal / variant with 6 gonads seen here (Charlestown)

Those golden listening ears are also known as moon jellyfish, because a specimen of Aurelia went to the moon! If you want to gauge the effects of that, take a look at human history. Only a few people had to go to the moon for the entire species to be affected. Just recently, in the past few years, the Aurelia aurita was identified as being able to reverse its life cycle, just like Turritopsis dorsii “the” immortal jellyfish — now “an” immortal, in a sea of possibilities.