This is a home and shared resource for those looking to vitality in their lives. Here, we discuss alternative ways to think, live, learn and work. You’re here in the early stages, thanks for stopping by.


To share. To connect. To create a network of extraordinary individuals doing extraordinary things.


Originally a personal journal, this project's roots date back to 2004. Good times.


This is a platform for discussing the psychology of work, travel & lifestyle design. 

If you're in a hurry, here's the lowdown:

Energy is the wellspring of life. It’s the creative force that underlies everything we think, feel and do.

When our energy levels are at their peak, we experience vitality. Stemming from the Latin vita, which means life, vitality is the ultimate marker of wellbeing — a feeling of inner vigor and enthusiasm, a general zest for living.

Most of us experience vitality as a product of chance.  It shows up in brief, spontaneous bursts brought on by external rewards. But in assuming an active approach to personal energy management, these experiences can be made more frequent, more profound and more sustainable.


The model of dynamic, purposeful living that Energy Mindful  draws on deep knowledge and experience of Eastern and Western approaches to health and wellness — and the path by which he came to discover the key to lasting vitality.


Flâneurs are seeking out the best course of action and don't default to the standard life plan of university-job-marriage-kids-retirement. They craft their own lifestyle.


Flâneurs consciously choose their location based on preferences, goals and information instead of it being dictated to them by their job our outside influences.


Flâneurs work passionately on projects that excite them or are necessary to get to the next level. They seek opportunities where there is no cap on their earning potential.

The World is Moving in This Direction

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40% of the US workforce will be freelancers by 2020. That means more options in terms of workplaces. Less bringing the work to the worker. 

Source: Intuit

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62% of millennials are willing to quit their job in the next two years as they see better alternatives in the gig economy.

Source: Deloit


When we better manage one aspect of our energy, we are rewarded with more positive energy to direct to others, yielding a cycle through which we become more present, engaged and connected. In this way, The Energy Life’s transformative powers work from the inside out. Because, as our clients know, when we improve ourselves, we improve our lives.

This is a trend that’s only going to continue. While sometimes you may feel like you’re stuck in your current situation and location, there are lots of extraordinary people doing extraordinary things in extraordinary places around the world. And they leave clues about how to do the same.


It was created in order to: 

  • Share what’s working and what’s not
  • Create a network of free-thinking individuals to inspire, partner with and learn from each other
  • Share resources and influences, books, etc
  • Help those who haven’t thought of certain options become more aware of what’s possible
  • Ensure everyone has access to this information
  • Teach how traveling and doing business are some of the best tools available for self development
  • Help you build an income online or earn what you deserve to be making
  • Figure out what the hell you should be doing next
  • Allow you to skip lots of misinformation, trial and error 
  • Help you carve out your own niche
  • Show examples of others doing extraordinary things
  • Be a creative outlet, public accountability measure and a promise of continued learning (this one’s for me!)
It’s not meant to idealize travel or say that certain lifestyle choices are superior, it is merely meant to present options that you may not have known were there.


My name’s Blake Miner. I’m just a guy who loves to learn.

I founded Energy Mindful (by a different name) back in 2011 to help others lead healthier, happier, more balanced lives by facilitating the skillful management of personal energy. 

Born and raised in Canada, Blake developed an early interest in health through sport. The high of a long, endorphin-rich run and the thrill of an intense, adrenaline-charged hockey game were his first experiences of the profound mind and body rewards of positive energy output.

In 2008, Blake received his Bachelor of Health Sciences from the University of Ottawa. Wanting to take his health studies to the next level but still unsure which field to narrow in on, he embarked on a two-year sabbatical, living and working in South Korea and traveling throughout Southeast Asia. During this time, he was exposed to alternative approaches to wellness that would expand his understanding of what it means to be healthy and fulfilled.

Through the controlled, scientific health principles he studied in the West, Blake became well versed in the value of physical energy management through proper nutrition and regular exercise. In the East, the mindfulness-based practices by which individuals strengthen and enrich their inner beings introduced him to new, complementary dimensions of energy on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels that, when well managed, could produce equally powerful health benefits.

The link between holistic energy management and overall wellbeing became the focus of Blake’s graduate thesis at the City University of Hong Kong, where he earned his Master of Applied Psychology in 2011, and serves as the foundation of The Energy Life.


Want to write for the blog? We accept high quality guest posts that have a direct overlap for our message and audience. Send a message and let’s chat. 

Kudos to talented artist Isabelle Speck for the custom cover art. 

And to everyone I’ve ever worked with or shared adventures with, thank you. You’ve helped shape how I see the world and I appreciate you for it.