Learn how to compost, with special tips for the Bay Area. Browns, greens, and everything in between!
Personal experiences with depression and how to get help. A very personal, moving, important account of his experiences with depression. He describes what depression meant for him, how he realized how normal it is, how he recovered, how others can seek help for themselves or for a friend. Many useful tips and resources for learning more and seeking help. Highly recommend.
Mindfulness: What is it and why I spend 2 hours a day meditating. Takes the audience through five minutes of guided meditation. Describes the basic characteristics of mindfulness/meditation (improving 1) concentration, 2) sensory clarity, 3) equanimity), what meditation has done for him and what it can do for you, and experiences with particular coaches/retreats.
Why public policy doesn’t always work the way you want it to. An extended analogy between design specs and public policy specs and why there are often differences between the spec and implementation. Why we should be spending more time discussing fundamental value differences that matter instead of getting lost in technocratic weeds.
Gary has learned to harness the power of routine / habits to achieve and maintain a highly effective state of physical and mental health throughout the past couple years. He’s found his techniques to be effective, and hope to inspire others in their journey for self improvements.
What makes for good stand-up material? How do you present what you’ve come up with to get laughs? And other questions you may have about giving stand-up a try!