The Importance of Heroes

Without role models to emulate, it’s difficult to develop as individuals. At our core, humans are social animals, and social animals need other social animals to interact with and learn from. As babies, we naturally empathize with other babies and toddlers, which lets us develop basic social skills during play. As we grow up, we […]

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The Path and Regret

There is No Regret, Only Self-Awareness It started on a beautiful August afternoon, I had just woken up from a wonderful nap when my good friend from Colorado called me and asked me if I was going to the concert I had been talking about for weeks. Being in Oregon at the time my jaw […]

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The Window

It is critical, that as we grow past our adolescence to break up the monotony and course correct ourselves as we begin to feel stagnant. In the life of adults (and emerging adults) it’s easy to lose the connection we have as children to learning new skills and taking on new habits to better ourselves. […]

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Daily Habits Will Change Your Life

It never happens all at once. Your dreams don’t materialize out of thin air with nothing more than a thought. And that’s okay. In fact, it’s so important that we don’t have that power as human beings. The idea of a goal is something to work towards. By nature, it takes more than desire or […]

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Real Jungle Humans: Dylan Williams (Part II)

Here in Australia, I get to live out my dream everyday. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of where I am and what I’m doing. But sometimes it’s just as effortless to get caught up in what I’m not doing, or not doing well enough. Failure can feel fatal to anyone. I’ve […]

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Guidance for the Motivated with Claudia

​There’s such an overabundance of resources offering specific courses of action for improvement, people most often become lost in the options! Instead of giving people directions, we thought the most helpful thing to do would be to offer some suggestions that we know work. Mostly because, THEY’VE WORKED WELL FOR US IN THE PAST. So, […]

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Real Jungle Humans: Claudia Dentico

Life tends to give you what you need to succeed, and not one thing more to your benefit. For some reason, if we choose to take a hard look at the world around us, do some introspection, and realize what it is we are good at, we will always find what we need to succeed. […]

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The Yoga Moment

As part of our part of our Real Jungle Humans project, it was imperative to get the opinions of many different masters of mind and movement. We cannot assume harmony with nature or even profess to know  our mindful, spiritual self without some type of continuous discipline, focusing on the power of the mind or […]

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Real Jungle Humans and The Power of “Extraordinary”

What does it take for something to be ordinary? How does something you encounter in life begin as strange or unusual, become all at once familiar? So much so, that you give it a common value that does not stand out? The answer to this lies in the question itself: it is the process of […]

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Living With An Injury (And How to Rise Above It)

Last August, I was in the best shape I’d ever been. I was working out six or seven days per week, feeling comfortable with my regular 2-hour workouts and martial arts practice twice a day. At 20 years old, I looked great, pushed big weight, and suddenly felt like I had begun to see the […]

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