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Numi Organic Tumeric Tea/ Three Roots

While I love coffee, I also enjoy drinking tea for it’s many medicinal benefits. One that I’ve discovered recently is Turmeric tea by Numi. Turmeric is a spice and medicinal herb that has been scientifically shown to provide anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and caner fighting health benefits.

Numi sources all of its turmeric from Fair Trade farms in Madagascar putting money into the local communities where it belongs. It also tastes great, perfect with a good book.


 Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

This is a great book that advocates the simple but profound idea of “less, but more.” I discussed it in my last article, but the principles are so profound, I can honestly say it has beeen a life changer.

In this day and age of constant distraction, where being busy seems more important than being happy, focusing on what really matters is more important than ever.


Calm – Meditation App

I’ve tried many guided meditation apps over the years, but I’ve settled on Calm. It has a great interface, nice background sound effects, and great guided mediation programs.

For example, I’ve done the “21 Days of Calm” several times and find new insights on every listen. Carving a little time each day to simply relax and breath can work wonders on your overall mental outlook. In fact some experts claim meditation is better than a vacation.


Epoch by Tycho

I listen to many different kinds of music, but for intense concentration sessions, I always have Tycho in my “writing” playlist. Their new album continues with instrumental tracks that feature catchy electronic sounds and driving rhythms that keep me in the zone while at my local coffee shop.


Mindshift Backlight 26L Backpack

I’ll be posting an in-depth field test of this backpack soon, but it’s been great so far for that past 12 months. Comfortable, roomy, durable, and very ergonomic, I don’t have any reasons to look for anything else.

I still use my Gura Gear bags to carry gear for specific projects, but for day to day hiking and shooting, the Mindshift has become my go to bag.

The most important thing to remember is to seek out and use what works for you. I do not receive any money from these companies or artists, and enjoy them simply because I feel they add value to my everyday life.

Remember, ‘less, but better.”

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Hi Robert, You continue to inspire my creative vision. I Love your work and someday I’m hoping to have some of mine printed for display.

    I have a question. I’m shopping for a great gear bag. I’m wondering which Gura Gear bag you use and recommend. I’m looking at the Gura Gear Bataflae 26L. My problem is I’m a petite person and find most of the bags out there are designed for a regular person. Is this bag comfortable on long rugged hikes? Thank you for your thoughts and recommendations.


    1. Hi Jackie – thanks for the feedback, apologies for the delay, I’ve been traveling…
      Yes the Bataflae is extremely comfortable, great shoulder harness and waist support, and I’ve hiked with it for miles. The straps are fairly adjustable, and think it would be fine. I have a smaller frame and it’s great for me – you can also watch my in-depth video review here.

      1. Thank you Robert. I think I’ll go with the Bataflae. It looks like a great bag that will accommodate the gear I like to hike with and not restrict my movement . I found the taller bags interfere with neck movement. Love your work!

  2. Am in the market for a new bag so will check out your recommendation. Am a long-time advocate of padded messenger bags, but not entirely suitable for gear. Agree…turmeric is one of the superfoods.

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