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I have a Kelly.

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Somebody asked me, “how do you do it?” Good question.  How do I juggle all these balls in the air?

Came at the perfect moment, because today I felt like I was really behind on things that matter to me.
I thought for a moment. I looked back on this epic journey I just returned from, only to hit the road again in a few days.
The simple answer:

I have a Kelly.

@yeskelly helps me endlessly. And she nourishes me in all the ways that restore my health when I am hustling.
It’s been a tough day. But there’s nothing like coming home to this woman. This weekend we celebrated 6 years together.
What a love, tested by trials and marked with miles of smiles all the same.

This photo was snapped at Burning Man by@danieldav_is –and this art piece still hits me right in the heart. When we are turning our backs on one another and suffering, our inner child, a deeper essence is yearning to reach out in love.
So grateful to be surrounded by a whole community of loving connection. The past few days being back in Austin has been beautiful. 1,000 yogis chanting at the capital, bringing rugged Texas Rangers to tears, and all the little moments in between that shake me awake. You guys got me gushing… Life is great. Everything is going to be okay. Reach out when you need help, and you will be supported. Even if you haven’t found your “Kelly” yet.

#burningman #austin #art #inspiration#motivation #love #greenheart

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Greenheart.tv Boot House

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Ever get that feeling…

“Let’s sell our home and live in a boot!”

This artist actually did.

A few years back Kelly an I lived in an RV full-time. While it was a great adventure, I learned that as artists we need much more space for our creations to bloom.

And that’s not just physical square feet, you need mental space, to boot. Haha!

I’ve always been allured to tiny houses, and I definitely won’t rule out a treehouse in our future.

Being back in our home in Austin has been so nice. But somehow my to-do list tripled. Guess that comes with being a domestic gentlemen.

That being said I’m almost on the road again. Going on an epic hike with my spirit brothers in Colorado and filming a travel documentary from LA to Austin.

After a few more shenanigans, I’m looking forward to a season of grounding down. Getting clear. Making big plans, then executing them.

Sometimes it’s hard to make space for what you want to do next. But you can at least take one small step each day. And if you’re living inside a giant boot, you might be taking way bigger steps than you ever imagined…

Have you seen your true self?

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We asked ourselves that very same question when we looked into John Walter’s True Mirror. It’s the only mirror that doesn’t reverse your image. Wait what? YES! Everytime we look into a mirror that image we see is not what everybody else sees. I was hugely taken aback at my first look, much like the woman in the video, and quite concerned because I noticed my asymmetries significantly more exaggerated. But then upon closer look, there was something different, deeper. I was able to look and feel myself, as if I was looking into the eyes of another human being; just as I would be conversing with my best friend.

John explains this phenomenon on his website: “There are a few key reasons for why the True Mirror reflects the real you. The first is the all-important eye-to-eye contact — the strongest way we understand what people are saying. When you communicate with every other individual in the world, your eyes always meet left-eye-to-right-eye and right-eye-to-left eye. This normal biological pattern conveys information “just so”. With traditional mirrors, where the right eye picks up the right-eye reflection, and the left picks up the left’s, you are experiencing a highly unnatural way of gathering information about yourself. You don’t communicate with anyone else in the world in that pattern. The result is that we always feel we are somehow different than everyone else, often in a negative way. It is very common for people to feel “I won’t join a club that will have me” or “I know there’s something wrong with me, no one else seems to see it, but I sure do. Other people report that flat mirrors create uncomfortable or pointless feelings that really don’t have any good explanation. ”

John explains how getting to see yourself in the true mirror can actually help you become more confident; “Accurate eye-to-eye-communication fixes one of the most dynamic feedback loops in existence, leading to higher and higher levels of self-understanding and awareness.”

As we explore Burning Man festival this week, I know we’ll run into John and his True Mirrors. This year’s theme after all is “Carnival of Mirrors”. Burning Man on it’s own has the power to transform lives. I wonder now with the symbolism of the mirror how we may all come out with a deeper understanding of our true selves.

Wanderlust Tahoe Highlights

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We had a beautiful time in Squaw Valley near Lake Tahoe filming for the Wanderlust Festival.  Some of our personal highlights include:

  • Filming a collaborative music video with Michael Franti and Friends.
  • Joining a group of extreme adventure enthusiasts rock climbing across Colorado and California with highliners who slackline across cliffs.
  • Interviewing base jumper and wing suit flyer JT Holmes.
  • Collaborating on an experimental dance film with Elana Meta and Akil Davis.

We can’t wait to share all these videos with you soon!

Wanderlust Aspen Highlights

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We’re halfway through our Summer production tour with Wanderlust Festival.   Can you spot me in the video?  This marks the 5th Wanderlust video I’ve made a cameo.  Highlights include:

  • Filming an epic video with former Cirque du Soleil acrobat and crazy creative Danni Gutierrez in the Apsen mountain tops.
  • Interviewing pro snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler.
  • Learning to belay rock climbing on my birthday with Alli Gordon who then became our production assistant for Wanderlust Tahoe.
  • Having the production support from our good friends and fellow lifestyle entrepreneurs Katie and Malek. (Also featured above as the lovely couple in the gloriously expansive field).
  • Collaborating on a Kevin Paris music video with the inspiring acro yogis, Chelsey Korus and Matt Giordano.

Videos coming soon!

A Nepal Tribute

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My heart goes out to the people of Nepal.  Just today another 7.3 earthquake hit Nepal with thousands injured.  This is two weeks after the devastating 7.8 earthquake that killed 8,000 people.

 

We made this video tribute from our recent trip to Nepal to share our favorite moments from the trip.

As we departed from Nepal in December, I told Jefe that Nepal now topped my list of favorite countries, but that I was relieved to be getting out alive.  I was referencing the terrifying driving around cliff-side blind curves and pursuing less than safe adventure sports.  Considering the recent Earthquakes and devastation in Nepal, my comment is sadly all the more true.

I love everything about Nepal: the people and their colorful attire, the language and how it flows off the tongue like velvet, the spice filled food, the historic bells ringing across the plazas, and the spinning of prayer wheels as people walk past temples with little murmurs of prayerful words.  You can feel the powerful energy in the air from the Himalayan mountain range, and the strong forces beneath the earth that create the majestic landscape.

The toll of the earthquake and aftershocks is so heartbreaking.  I see all those people, with friends and family, huddled together in the squares.  The same ones that Jefe and I walked upon not long before.  The historic buildings collapsed, waiting as a pile of rubble to be constructed again, if ever.  Still not knowing how many bodies might be trapped below.

Nepal is considered one of the ‘least developed countries’ on the Human Development Index.  The new government has been thwarted by rebellion and corruption.  It’s devastating enough when a catastrophe happens to a country with the resources to swiftly rebuild.  But here, aftershocks and rains blocked the search and rescue process for days; continuous fear of future earthquakes caused by the shifting still plagues the residents; the momentous task of rebuilding it’s city is an overwhelming burden to bear for a government that’s just struggling to provide it’s people with electricity, shelter, food, and water.

It’s amazing to see from afar the international community and local communities coming to Nepal’s aid.   I feel a sense of connection to the place, because of our recent visit.  I have family in Nepal too, who thankfully were not injured in the quake, and are there helping in the recovery.

Please consider making donation to the relief effort in Nepal.  Here’s a good site linking reputable organizations and what you should know about donating.

 

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