On Cloud Atlas: Each crime and every kindness

Jon Heinrich Photography © 2013

I’m watching Cloud Atlas for the third time now, I have not seen a movie this good in a long long time, so much that I was compelled to write a movie review. Cloud Atlas shows the interplay of dimensions between lifetimes, and the way that our choices—each crime and every kindness—dictate our future fortunes. You may initially have a “disdain for [the] … [Read more...]

Mind Wrap Exercise 1 – The Free Energy Device

Mind Wrap - Free Energy Device

Wrap your mind around this. Believe that, just this moment, someone released blueprints for a free-energy device. They posted them on social networking sites, included them in mass mailers, dictated the instructions on automated phone messages, and hosted them on multiple websites. You have viewed these blueprints and realize that you can generate enough … [Read more...]

Challenge: Celebrate Yourself


Self love. That is the beginning of happiness. But society makes that awfully hard, especially for women. Look through covers of US magazine and you will see rotating covers featuring women who have gained weight, then next week a feature about an actress with an eating disorder. We have photoshopped models in every magazine, we have an unhealthy, … [Read more...]

Mu Mu Muesli—because you are what you eat


Artists Mike and Lisa made a life evolution from city to country, and towards art and nutrition. Not only is their nutritious Mu Mu Muesli worth digesting, but so is their creative process, helping anyone considering a leap of faith towards their dreams in a new career doing what you love. Meniscus met them recently to ask how art help creates a new … [Read more...]

Up in Eagle’s Nest with Aron Ralston

Eagle's Nest Wilderness, photo by Jon Heinrich © 2013

I'm high up in the Gore Range with America's most inspiring left-handed climber Aron Ralston. We have a fantastic view of dawn through the silvery underleaves of the dewy underbrush as we breathe in the crisp mountain air. Eagle's Nest Wilderness area, where we are climbing now, is the topic of conversation as we round out 11,000' around 7 am. … [Read more...]

Everything is Energy

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We are Divine beings of light; pulsating with energy. There is an interconnectedness that exists between us. Our energy is continuous. It flows from one point of attraction to another. We are magnets of manifestation; pure potential. In the physical, we attract people and situations into our lives that are a reflection of who we are. Our thoughts, … [Read more...]

Snow, a poem by Stephanie Laterza

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Snow Quiet snow fall- ing unsuspect- ing coming down and fall- ing silent on an undisturbed red roof is peace without opinion. A soft white quietude, falling more of the same lays down and lays down without words without blemish to declare its coming. An unscented soft powder makes a cushion for its own sake for even shouts become … [Read more...]

I understand how people get addicted to coke


I tried it recently. Not for this first time, when I was going through my experimental years I had also tried the drug along with many others like it. But it has been a while so I forgot what it was like. But recently I was on a little road trip that had me 94 miles outside of Manhattan at 2 AM and I was getting real drowsy. Having just watched Due Date, … [Read more...]

Letter to my 17-Year Old Self


Michael, Hope you are doing awesome! You have been on my mind a lot lately as the stories of the possible college choice to your enlisting in the Army reserves. I woke up this morning thinking about how proud of you I am. Not because of your devilishly good looks, but because of your compassion. I am reading a book by the Dalai Lama called Beyond … [Read more...]