New YouTube Video!

Hey Friends!! Recently Jim Martin from The Unusual Buddha was a guest on the podcast, and I was smart enough to film video as well as record audio. Last week I released the podcast episode, and this week I finally finished editing the video. So I’m really excited to share it with you! Jim is […]

Meditation and Creativity…

Hey friends! I hope you’ve been enjoying the influx of recent blog posts. I al hope that you’ve been enjoy the slight shift in format. I’ve really been enjoying posting with more frequency. I’m planning to do my very best to keep it up. To do that, I’ve been experimenting a bit with my blogging […]

World Book Day!!

Hey Friends! Happy World Book Day! Recently I had the chance to collaborate with Stuart Carter from the Simply Mindfulness YouTube channel, talking about…well…Books!How appropriate right? In video we cover six books that we think could help you to live a more mindful life. This was a lot of fun to work on, and I’m […]

Between Art and Archaeology…

Creativity has been heavy on my mind here lately. It started about two weeks ago, I had a couple conversations with two other creators and I’ve been mulling it over ever since. While I was doing some writing and research for the recent episode of my podcast, I came across this quote the great Renaissance […]

Filming/Recording in Progress…

So a while ago I received a book to review. The book is called The Lotus and the Rose: A Conversation Between Tibetan Buddhism and Mystical Christianity. The book is a series of transcribed conversations between Lama Tsomo, an American lama in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and Matthew Fox, a former Roman Catholic priest. Lama […]

Episode 7 – Let’s Talk About Creativity…

Hey Friends! Happy Friday! I feel like everything I’ve posted on this page recently has begun with an apology… This is will be no exception then, lol. I haven’t posted here in a bit…I’m sorry… I’ve had a lot of projects going on right now, and I haven’t done a very good job “documenting the […]

New Episode – More About Sadness…

https://anchor.fm/duanetoops/embed/episodes/Episode-6—More-About-Sadness-e3i1o9 Hey friends, I posted a new podcast episode on Monday. If you haven’t had a chance to give it a listen, I would really appreciate it if you did! Really hope you guys like it! Below you’ll find links to all the books and content I referenced, as well as all the gear I […]

New Episode Coming Today!

Hey Friends! I’m sorry I’ve been rather neglectful of this page recently. That is a flaw I intend to do my best to remedy. If the title of this post didn’t give it away already, I’m dropping a New Episode of the Podcast today at 3pm EST. I’d love it if you gave it a […]

Maybe a “Reminder” is what we really need…

I use to see a counselor on a regular basis. I’ve dealt with depression and anxiety for probably most of my life but, a few years ago things got really bad. I went through some pretty catastrophic life changes and I handled them poorly to say the least, and that’s only if you can say […]