I'm Riding My Bicycle Across America

I planted the idea to bike across America 3 years ago, a sticky note in a leather-bound notebook forgotten until this spring when a timely Charles Bukowski quote came across my eyes.

If something burns your soul with purpose and desire it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other forms of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life.” So here I am, ready to ride.

Let’s fucking do this.

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Richie Crowley
A Blue Zones Book Report

I spent the first week of summer reminding myself of the ways of our world’s most studied centenarians and wanted to share excerpts from the pages I folded over with you as a means to activate the curiosity inside of the reader to educate themselves on the work of the Blue Zones.

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Richie Crowley
I Did It On An Airplane

For me, Meditation needed to be accessible. It needed to be convenient. If I were to commit to swimming in the Ocean every morning at 6 am, it would be difficult if I lived 2 hours away. As much as we must invest properly in forming a new habit or practice, we must create a low barrier to entry for ourselves for this new habit or practice to succeed.

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Richie Crowley
15 Findings From The Lancet Report

We found that improvement of diet could potentially prevent one in every five deaths globally. Our findings show that, unlike many other risk factors, dietary risks affected people regardless of age, sex, and sociodemographic development of their place of residence.

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Richie Crowley
I'm Sorry For Being Proud Of You

I do not say I am proud of you to anyone but myself. I may say I am proud of us, if we have accomplished something together, but under any other circumstance I am not saying I am proud of you. What I do say is that ‘I admire you’ or ‘you inspire me’. I am telling my people ‘I am in awe of you’, ‘you motivate me’, or simply ‘congratulations.’

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Richie Crowley
Dear Body, It Wasn't Love At First Sight

I say I love and admire animals but I don’t sit there picking apart the wrinkles on an elephant, the stripes of a tiger, the dry skin shed by a snake, the dirt on a pig. I just fucking love them and admire how they are who they are completely. Why can’t I just love you that way? For being an animal. Should I stop calling you a human and just call you an animal?

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Richie Crowley
I Have 73 Years Left To Live

We are mortal beings. Life is not void of tragedy and unfortunately, we do not have tomorrow’s newspaper to confirm our existence. For me, mortality is the original motivator. I only have 73 years left to live. It’s not worth it for me to delay action, nor do I see the value in building someone else’s dream. Someone else’s house. I am meant to build my dream house.

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Richie Crowley