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Kris Taylor
MODERN DAY WARRIORS: CULTIVATE “WARRIOR MINDSET”

MODERN DAY WARRIORS: CULTIVATE “WARRIOR MINDSET”

For the past week, I’ve slept on a backpacker’s blow-up sleeping pad. Not in a tent in Yosemite. Not at a multi-day music festival. Instead, my makeshift bed is nestled between the interior wall of a cargo van and a thousand-pound juice press. Sometimes I’ll dream about adventure in Yosemite or on safari. But do I wish that I was doing that instead of what I’m doing now? Definitely not. With the juicer offloaded at our partner farm, I had a little more room to stretch out. I’m not sharing this in order to romanticize the startup journey or to seek hotel...

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Yasir Hashim
TO SLEEP OR NOT TO SLEEP

TO SLEEP OR NOT TO SLEEP

A couple months back, I met a successful individual that proclaimed they only sleep for four hours a day. I immediately made the assumption that their success must be due to the extra 3-4 hours in their day and their unwavering dedication to work. I now think it is the latter and not so much the lack of sleep.   Living in the Bay Area, the topic of sleep has again made it to the forefront of my thoughts. I constantly hear that “sleep is for the weak” or “nobody has time for sleep”. I find it hard to believe that the most...

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Kris Taylor
INTERCONNECTIVITY FROM THE SOIL TO THE COSMOS

INTERCONNECTIVITY FROM THE SOIL TO THE COSMOS

The universe, the internet, our brains, and soils all have one thing in common: interconnectivity. If we to take a closer look at the systems in our world, we’ll begin to see that things are interconnected. Pareidolia? Maybe… humans are just really good at finding patterns in things that may not be related, but hang with me for this thought exercise! Our universe began eons ago with the big bang and, in the process, it created a web of galaxy clusters, star clouds, and dark matter. Scientists have been able to model this awe-inspiring expansion of the universe and the results...

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Kris Taylor
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS "REGENERATIVE HEMP"?

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS "REGENERATIVE HEMP"?

At the beginning of this crazy journey, I only really knew one thing: whatever business I got into, it had to be working to heal the planet. There's so many big environmental problems to address these days, and we already know the solutions for a lot of them! What better way is there to implement those solutions than by forming a community-based company around it? I came across regenerative agriculture while working on a farm and instantly latched onto the concepts. How could you not get excited about hearing that farmers were cutting out harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides from their land, rebuilding soil that has...

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