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5 Tips on How To Improve Digestion & Use Food for Energy

While in Paris – my friend and I are enjoying an excellent omelette with veggies. In less than 5 minutes – my friend finishes and has to go directly to the restroom. #coachingmoment

When my friend returns, I continue our conversation and they start to notice (because their face is finally not buried in the plate) that in between each bite I’m putting my fork down. I comment on how good our meal tastes and they soon realize that they didn’t have much of an opinion on the taste because they inhaled the meal. Then they asked, why do I need to go to the restroom directly after my first bite?

There could be multiple answers for this one, but the first diagnosis is to slow down.

Here are my top 5 Tips on How To Improve Digestion & Use Food for Fuel. 

1. Chew slow to eat slow – when you bite your cheek or your tongue it’s usually because you are treating your food like a race. Start with 10 chews to every bite, build to 20 and slow each one down.

2. Smaller utensils – while in Paris I find that all the utensils are smaller… which forces me to eat slower and eat less.

3. Put down your small utensils – between each bite put it down, look around, benefit: taste your food.

4. Dim the lights – bring about a sense of calm while you dine… studies show that if you can calm your body and brain – you can slow down your eating.

5. Mix it up – use your non dominant hand or chopsticks to intentionally slow down. When you complete your meal you will feel energized vs tired.

Remember to Eat well, Eat for Energy.

Bonjour from Paris,


When you eat a meal do you get tired or energized?

You might be saying I don’t know…

I know you don’t know, but if you did know what would you say? (Tony & Mastin-ism)

I would tell you that it’s not what you eat that gives you the energy, it’s really when you eat.

Recently, I’ve been sharing with clients, friends, family, and everybody in Paris that speaks English that frequency is being fit.

So today (because the when is so much more important than the what) I want to create your success for you or at the very least give you an outline that I hope serves you and speaks to your success.

  • 7am Rise / Drink 16oz room temperature water and break your fast, aka break-fast, eat within 30 minutes of waking up
  • 10am Drink 16oz of water, then have a snack (notice how i’m not sharing what to eat)
  • 1pm Drink 16oz of water, then lunch (add a green veggie)
  • 4pm drink 16oz of water w/ lime, then have a snack
  • 7pm drink 8oz of water w/ lemon, then have dinner
  • 10pm drink 1 cup of Yogi Soothing Caramel Bedtime tea & rest

I’d like to report that more Parisians are having breakfast because of my relentless pursuit of simplifying how to eat well.

Now, go on… rock the when not the what.

Cheers with water,

What do you do?

How many times have you been at a party or met someone new and the first question they ask you is, “what do you do?”…

What is your usual answer? Even better, what is the feeling you have after giving your answer?

Years ago – my brother from another mother, Dhru asked me to take a deep look into myself and the brand that I wanted to create. It was one of the most challenging things I’ve ever had to do and then I got busy working with clients and avoided doing the hard work to discover the full answer.

Then my sister – from another mister… Seema asked me the question again around what do I do and getting clear on how do I do it. Know that this answer helps to create a brand that is clearer to share with the world.

I still had a lot of resistance (aka stubbornness!) around flushing out the real answer because I just wanted to coach my private 1 on 1 clients.

Finally, Mastin…  another brother from another mother – really challenged me on creating an online business and online program so that my work could reach more people and that I could amplify my message.

Having almost every step needed to launch a program and needing to now just flip the switch – I defaulted back into my comfort zone working with high performers 1 on 1.

After these 3 very special friends that I would call family members challenged me over the last 5 years I finally created the space in Paris to get clear on what it is I do that has birthed my first online program that is coming soon and I wanted to share with you the question that I had to ask myself to create the best answer for myself.

I’ll share my answer with you as well as to what it is I do hoping that it provides clarity for what it is that you do. I hope you enjoy today’s message and it brings clarity to you so that the next time you hear that question you provide an answer that you feel confident about and that gives off the greatest version of who you are.

The answer to this exercise might even provide more clarity in your life, unlock the key to your greatness and send you on your life’s work.

Bonjour from Paris,

P.S. Love you – Dhru, Seema, and Mastin — you have helped me have the courage to be still long enough to get clear and specific on my message, understand the importance of amplifying my message to many, putting away perfect, and to know what my most important thing is because I am a uni-tasker.

P.S.S. All men are —> uni-taskers 🙂

How Many Hours of Sleep Do You Get?

People close to me know that I average 3 to 4.5 hours max per night and I’ve always felt great on it. Recently I listened to a podcast that shifted my sleep philosophy. Karl from Your Best Life podcast interviewed Dr. Rubin Naiman (a sleep Doctor) and here were my takeaways and the big idea behind it…

  • Our relationship with deep sleep is our relationship with deep self
  • Sleep offers spiritual support
  • Sleep is forgiving
  • Life is lived in the pauses, not the events
  • We are a culture that is addicted to wakefulness (felt like he was speaking directly to me on this one!)
  • Sleep is a vacation of the mind

The Big Idea for me was the question that I recently posted on my Instagram that you see here in this message.

• Can we make rest as important as productivity?


The background is a picture I took that is literally two minutes from my flat here in Paris. It’s a peaceful area that I’m hoping subconsciously anchors me and allows me to listen to my own message.

My goal for the next week is to go to bed early enough that I don’t need an alarm clock to wake up, that I look at rest as a part of my day and not just the end of my day.

Having this new shift around sleep I now have a Desire to invest into my sleep life, knowing with consistent Discipline I may one day get to the Delight of sleep.

The question I have for you is…

What’s the One Thing you are going to do this week to sleep well?

Bonjour from Paris,


P.S. Wish me luck on this one. 🙂

You Must Make The Time To Meditate

There is an old Zen saying: You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.

There will never be the perfect time to meditate – you must make the time. It could be as soon as you start the day, after your morning workout, midday or before you go to bed. While in Paris, I find myself sitting in awe at the beauty and inspiration all around me. It certainly makes it easier – but it still comes down to making the time to sit in silence and knowing the value in it.

I hope you enjoy my next meditation audio below. It’s a 2 minute meditation that will be good for your body, mind and soul.

Sit back in silence and enjoy.