Hi, I’m Jason Gutierrez.
I’m a full-time engineer, writer, and I love me some kombucha. I live with my wife and two wonderful dogs in the lovely land of South Carolina, USA.
Each month, people from all over the internet use my stories to change their lives for the better.
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If you’re new here, this site is home to all of my writing on mindfulness, behavior change, health, achieving goals, and lots of other seemingly random things.
Above all, there are a few topics that I’m extremely passionate about:
It took a long, painful bout with anxiety to realize health should be everyone’s number one priority. Without it, nothing else is possible. Here are a few related articles you might enjoy:
- The Anxiety Troubleshooting Guide to Quickly Feeling Normal Again
- It’s Actually Rather Awesome: Results from My Personal 10,000 Steps Challenge
- How to Cope with Stress, Prevent the World’s Deadliest Diseases, and Be Extremely Happy
- How to Sleep Like a Baby (not the restless, up all night kind)
- A Simple Guide to Healthy Eating
As I began to make changes in my life, mindfulness was the foundation that made it all possible. Try these on for size:
- The 10 Best Books to Read for Learning Mindfulness
- 6 Ways to Make Meditation Easier to Practice
- How to Meditate Effectively and Form a Lasting Habit
- The Importance of Living in the Moment
3. Doing work you love
I stayed in a job I hated and did nothing creative for far too long. Now, I’m happy at work and writing stories for you on the side. If this sounds like you, maybe you’ll love some of these:
If you like me, enjoy my writing, or need help in one of the areas above, let’s be friends. If you really like me and want to know more, you can find my whole story here.
And let’s not forget one of my favorite quotes of all time:
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena…” — Theodore Roosevelt
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You can email me at Jason [at] themonklife.net. I’ll do my best to respond as quickly as possible.
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