Accepting Yourself

  A couple years ago now, I got a tattoo on my chest. I don’t really know why I got it.  I felt like getting a tattoo, and the meaning struck me. It was a quote by the Buddha on conquering oneself, and to me it represented a philosophy that was both deep, had personal significance, and was a little …

Chris ShepherdAccepting Yourself
At a Cafe in Paris

My Journal from Paris

I originally wrote this post in July. Across the street, a baker glances through the window as he closes his shop for an afternoon siesta. I’m drinking a coffee in a little cafe across the street, hunched over my laptop, writing. A dog across the way stares at me, curiously. Can he tell I’m from out of town? Last night …

Chris ShepherdMy Journal from Paris
Italy makes it to the Euro Cup finals, and the Italians in Zurich went crazy.

Euro Trip

So, Cajun and I have been running around Europe for the past few weeks, so no blog updates. But we’ve had an amazing time. We’ll follow up with some blog posts, but for the time being, here are some kickass photos we’ve taken of our trip.

Chris ShepherdEuro Trip
The Gentleman's Guide to Online Dating

How Online Game Saved My Life (well, kinda)

Question: How do you live for four days on three dollars when you’re living in a completely empty apartment, and know absolutely nobody?   The answer: Online Game.   As you may know, Cajun’s online game book is coming out this week, and I can’t recommend it enough. Not just because I contributed a chapter, but because I’ve used a …

Chris ShepherdHow Online Game Saved My Life (well, kinda)


It’s been quite a summer – in six weeks, I’ve done five bootcamps on two continents, flown halfway across the world and driven half the east coast of Australia. I’ve made new friends, seen new cities, done things I’d never even thought of doing before and loved every minute of it. One thing I haven’t been doing a lot of …

Chris ShepherdTokyo

Thoughts from the Pacific

I am sitting in the middle of the Pacific Ocean; a nine foot surfboard lies beneath me, bow raised and pointing out to sea as I scan the horizon. I am alone. Surfing isn’t about riding waves. It’s about moments like this; being aware, feeling the ocean move beneath you, and waiting for the next big set to roll in …

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Cosmic Nature Healing

Lessons From Australia

People don’t realize that the things that happen to you in life aren’t nearly as important as the way you react to those things that happen to you. So when Derek (Cajun) got his face smashed up by thugs in Sydney earlier this month, we both made a conscious decision to make sure this incident didn’t ruin our fun. After …

Chris ShepherdLessons From Australia
Cajun got two guys... the third got him from behind.

Everything Happens for a Reason

They say everything happens for a reason. I opened our hotel door at 4 AM to see Derek (Cajun) with his left eye swollen shut, and blood dripping from his left ear. He was smiling. “Don’t worry man, I got ‘em!”, he said, as he walked to the bathroom to check himself out. “There were three of them, I broke …

Chris ShepherdEverything Happens for a Reason
Tenmagnet V. Herbal

Fight Club: How I fought Tynan (Herbal from the Game)

I often wonder how I get myself into these weird situations. This summer, I went to Thailand for a few weeks, to chill out, hang with Sheriff, and get some writing done. While we were down there, we checked out Ko Phi Phi, a mind-bogglingly beautiful island off the west coast of Thailand, and met up with two friends, Tynan …

Chris ShepherdFight Club: How I fought Tynan (Herbal from the Game)

What I’ve been up to!

I haven’t updated my blog in quite a while, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been up to anything. Some unanticipated events left me with the month of June off, and nothing to do with my time, so I decided to hop in a plane and head out to Thailand, where I’ve been for the past week. Sheriff is out …

Chris ShepherdWhat I’ve been up to!