10 Books That Changed My Life

I’m going to tell you about 10 books that changed my life, which is tricky for me, right now. Most of the books that changed my life are not currently in my possession. My library is in storage in the United States, the last 1000 books I could not bear to part with when we moved to New Zealand, so the interesting part of this exercise is — I have to see what really sticks. In selecting my top 10, I want to scan my eyes lovingly over my bookshelves, [...]

By |November 9th, 2018|The Good Stuff|

Natural Healing Remedies

As it turns out, working 60 hours a week for 9 months is not good for the body. I developed some startling symptoms recently, right about the same time I resigned from my day job, and decided to go back to running my business full time. To cure my symptoms, I used the natural healing remedies that have worked best for me: Qi GongNutritionBaths and SweatPositive ThinkingLaughter TherapyGratitude PracticesThe Naturopathic Principles The Healing Art of Qi Gong Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese moving meditation, and it has been used [...]

By |October 11th, 2018|Introspection, The Good Stuff|

One year in New Zealand

I've been extraordinarily busy over the past year. Today is the one-year anniversary of putting in our 30-day notice on the house we were renting in Portland. Within the past year, the Huntress Clan has: Packed all of our worldly possessions into a storage unit Moved temporarily into my father-in-law's house Planted the Fairy Godmother, a dogwood tree that has the placentas of all three of my children in its roots Separated for 2 months while I came to New Zealand to search for a job Attained a full-time job [...]

By |June 1st, 2018|Adventure, The Good Stuff|

10 Daily Tools For Positive Thinking

By nature, I am not a positive thinker. I have to work at it. Positive thinking will not do anything by itself, but as Zig Ziglar said, “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” The success or failure of many things you do in life depends on how well you do those things - and if a few simple tricks can put you in a positive frame of mind, it can increase your effectiveness, as well as amplify your enjoyment of life. “We do not [...]

By |September 16th, 2017|Excellence, The Good Stuff|

My favourite quote of all time is a misattribution.

When I was a young scholar, my life changed when I read this quote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” I thought that Aristotle said this. For years, I ended my newsletters with this marvellous line, attributing it to the Ancient Greek philosopher and scientist. For a time, I even titled my newsletter ‘Habits of Excellence.’ I’ve been championing this quote because I admire both the content, and the poetic cadence, of the words. It was this very cadence should have [...]

By |August 24th, 2017|Excellence, The Good Stuff|

My First Trip to New Zealand

It all started with LookSee Wellington. This program offered all-expense-paid trips for 100 people working in the Tech industry to come and visit Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. 48,000 people applied. Only 0.2% of those who applied were invited, and I was not one of them. Still, applying for a trip to New Zealand got us thinking about that place. And right now, the country I am in is a mess. We had some family members interested in leaving the US, and since the Huntress Clan has expatriated before, we [...]

By |June 12th, 2017|Adventure, New Zealand, The Good Stuff|

Ten Things I Really Miss About Living In Costa Rica

It’s been more than a year since I left tropical paradise, and wrote about the Ten Things I Will Not Miss About Living In Costa Rica. As absence makes the heart grow fonder, now I’m homesick for that wonderful place. Here are the ten things that I miss the most. 1. Wearing Tank Tops All The Time It’s sunny and bright in Costa Rica before 2pm nearly every day of the year. If it happens to be the rainy season, you might get a downpour for a couple of hours [...]

By |September 5th, 2015|Introspection, The Good Stuff|

The Breath of the Neutral Mask

Who are we before we become the character? That is the question that the Neutral Mask seeks to answer. "There are three masks: the one we think we are, the one we really are, and the one we have in common." - Jacques Lecoq It has been years since I have studied the deep and subtle foundations of the theatrical art, and returning to its arcane depths has given me a creative revitalization that I desperately needed. Last week I went to a Neutral Mask workshop, taught by Sarah Liane [...]

By |November 9th, 2014|Adventure, The Good Stuff|

10 Lessons From 10 Years of Marriage

My wife and I formalized our fairy tale romance and married each other ten years ago, on a Tuesday morning. There was no one else present; we rented a penthouse suite in downtown Portland, dressed in our sacred garb, and at the appointed hour, friends and family around the globe lit the candles we had sent to them, and wished us well as we said our vows to each other in solitude. From that day to this, over the past ten years, I have enjoyed a deep and meaningful connection with [...]

By |August 17th, 2014|Family, Introspection, The Good Stuff|





Personal Blog

Read my thoughts about:

1310, 2021

I don’t want to be a cryptobro, but….

  I don't want to be a cryptobro, but I might become one. For ten years, I've worked in digital marketing, so I'm sensitive to the hype-heavy marketing-bro archetype that gives my profession a bad name. I have avoided publicly championing cryptocurrency, because of a similar disdain held for the loud and shallow leaders in that niche. But when I looked at my YouTube analytics recently, one of my most popular videos is about how to send bitcoin from one [...]

610, 2021

Lessons from 16/100 YouTube livestreams (so far)

  When I started my project to make 100 livestreams, I knew it would take time and diligence, and also be a lot of fun. Here's what I've made so far: ​1/100 Livestreams on YouTube​ 2/100 - Digital Engagement Workshop - 0821​ ​3/100 Atomic Habits by James Clear #3MinuteBookChat​ ​4/100 - Updating an Email Onboarding Sequence in ConvertKit​ ​5/100 - Get the Zoom Host Checklist​ ​6/100 Get the Marketing Automation Checklist​ ​7/100 - How to fix apple pencil not connecting​ [...]

2909, 2021

4-week Mastermind with me in October

  I'm starting a 4-week Weekly Accountability Mastermind next week, and you are welcome to join me. If you'd like to learn more, watch this short video: https://youtu.be/nIfnO6qEzOI?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=caelanhuntress   Each weekly session will be 30 minutes long, for 4 weeks, following a simple agenda: Opening Wins Challenges Commitments You do not need to commit to attending all 4 sessions, but if you attend 2 in a row, I will check in with you and ask: did you achieve your commitments [...]

1509, 2021

[Masterclass Replay] Your Message = Your Mess+Age

Tomorrow I will be going LIVE with my next Masterclass, "Your Message = Your Mess+Age." I'll be sharing the most embarrassing moment of my life, which has become the Mess beneath my Message. The 60-minute Masterclass covers: The Clarity Of The Truest You Desperation Repels, Common Unity Attracts Your Greatest Wound Is Your Greatest Power Fake It Till You Make Imposter Syndrome Your Friend My new book Marketing Yourself doesn't share how I ran away from home when I [...]

809, 2021

Finding Your Message Can Get Messy

  Think about the people you admire. The ones who have a message that make you resonate with them. When they talk, you listen. Do you know their mess? Chances are, if you've admired the message of someone in the past, it's because they have shown you their mess (and what they've learned from it). When Tony Robbins shares how he grew up in poverty with an abusive mother, his story resonates with me, because I grew up that way, [...]

109, 2021

Your Message = Your Mess+Age

Your mess is the most authentic thing about you. Others may copy your style, or your dress, or any number of superficial masks that you wear. But nobody can replicate the lessons you have learned from your own life's difficulties. Your mess is authentically your own, but it's not ready to share with others until it has aged. A fresh mess is repulsive, smelly, and gross. An aged mess decomposes all the foul matter, leaving only the purest artifacts of [...]

Read my Collected Works Here

External Blogs

Stellar Platforms

WordPress website design & digital marketing agency for authors, coaches, and speakers

Posted: October 2, 2021, 5:02 am
Posted: October 2, 2021, 4:57 am
Posted: March 29, 2021, 11:16 pm
Posted: January 17, 2020, 12:07 am
Posted: January 6, 2020, 2:48 am
Posted: October 17, 2019, 11:30 pm
Posted: August 13, 2019, 5:26 am
Posted: June 14, 2019, 4:13 am
Posted: February 22, 2019, 3:01 am
Posted: January 31, 2019, 4:06 am
Posted: January 18, 2019, 4:15 pm
Posted: December 16, 2018, 2:46 am
Posted: November 28, 2018, 12:59 am
Posted: October 26, 2018, 2:36 am
Posted: August 25, 2018, 11:01 pm
Posted: June 10, 2018, 10:33 am
Posted: April 16, 2018, 7:42 pm
Posted: March 14, 2018, 7:38 pm
Posted: January 12, 2018, 7:43 pm
Posted: December 18, 2017, 7:31 pm
Posted: November 21, 2017, 3:31 pm
Posted: October 16, 2017, 4:15 am
Posted: September 5, 2017, 7:53 pm
Posted: August 1, 2017, 1:25 pm
Posted: July 22, 2017, 10:37 pm
Posted: March 21, 2017, 10:55 pm
Posted: February 20, 2017, 2:50 am
Posted: February 16, 2017, 3:08 pm
Posted: February 14, 2017, 10:33 pm
Posted: February 12, 2017, 3:46 pm
Posted: February 10, 2017, 3:25 pm
Posted: February 8, 2017, 3:22 pm
Posted: February 7, 2017, 3:55 pm
Posted: February 4, 2017, 3:53 pm
Posted: February 3, 2017, 3:21 pm
Posted: February 2, 2017, 4:38 pm
Posted: February 1, 2017, 4:11 pm
Posted: January 31, 2017, 7:41 pm
Posted: October 14, 2016, 9:31 pm

Be The Better Dad

For you, for your kids, for the future.

Posted: July 12, 2016, 1:45 pm
Posted: July 5, 2016, 1:47 pm
Posted: June 15, 2016, 11:54 pm
Posted: June 3, 2016, 12:30 am
Posted: May 18, 2016, 6:11 pm
Posted: May 12, 2016, 2:42 pm
Posted: May 3, 2016, 5:00 pm
Posted: April 28, 2016, 12:23 pm
Posted: April 10, 2016, 9:53 pm
Posted: April 3, 2016, 7:30 pm
Posted: April 2, 2016, 10:22 pm
Posted: March 25, 2016, 3:45 pm
Posted: February 24, 2016, 5:00 pm
Posted: February 8, 2016, 5:00 pm
Posted: January 31, 2016, 3:35 am


Pura Vida MultiMedia

Web Design, Content Marketing, and Videography

Posted: March 6, 2015, 8:07 pm
Posted: January 26, 2015, 8:11 pm
Posted: September 16, 2014, 8:52 pm
Posted: April 9, 2014, 6:16 pm
Posted: April 2, 2014, 10:33 pm
Posted: March 2, 2014, 8:55 pm
Posted: February 19, 2014, 4:01 pm
Posted: January 20, 2014, 4:14 pm
Posted: January 13, 2014, 5:22 pm
Posted: November 7, 2013, 8:14 pm
Posted: October 17, 2013, 8:22 pm
Posted: October 3, 2013, 8:14 pm
Posted: September 17, 2013, 11:55 am
Posted: August 13, 2013, 3:22 pm
Posted: July 16, 2013, 9:03 pm
Posted: April 29, 2013, 4:22 pm
Posted: February 6, 2013, 5:19 pm
Posted: February 1, 2013, 8:23 pm
Posted: January 2, 2013, 4:26 pm
Posted: December 11, 2012, 9:38 pm
Posted: December 4, 2012, 3:50 pm
Posted: October 31, 2012, 3:04 pm
Posted: September 20, 2012, 9:04 pm
Posted: September 19, 2012, 8:49 pm
Posted: July 28, 2012, 7:17 pm
Posted: May 24, 2012, 6:24 pm
Posted: April 12, 2012, 4:03 pm
Posted: February 20, 2012, 9:51 pm
Posted: February 17, 2012, 1:37 pm
Posted: January 2, 2012, 1:39 pm
Posted: January 1, 2012, 7:45 pm
Posted: December 30, 2011, 11:48 pm
Posted: December 5, 2011, 7:36 pm
Posted: November 14, 2011, 9:31 pm
Posted: October 17, 2011, 3:25 pm
Posted: September 6, 2011, 5:09 pm
Posted: September 5, 2011, 5:20 pm
Posted: August 30, 2011, 3:43 pm
Posted: August 20, 2011, 5:58 pm
Posted: August 14, 2011, 1:20 pm
Posted: August 12, 2011, 3:41 pm
Posted: August 4, 2011, 5:07 pm
Posted: June 2, 2011, 2:28 pm
Posted: May 25, 2011, 3:39 pm
Posted: May 10, 2011, 6:40 pm
Posted: April 28, 2011, 2:05 pm
Posted: April 26, 2011, 1:33 pm
Posted: April 18, 2011, 5:00 pm
Posted: April 16, 2011, 3:28 pm
Posted: April 12, 2011, 6:07 pm
Posted: April 8, 2011, 10:43 pm
Posted: April 2, 2011, 5:29 pm
Posted: March 30, 2011, 2:23 am
Posted: March 28, 2011, 3:38 pm
Posted: March 26, 2011, 6:56 am
Posted: March 22, 2011, 7:36 pm
Posted: March 20, 2011, 2:01 am
Posted: March 3, 2011, 3:39 pm
Posted: February 20, 2011, 7:33 pm
Posted: February 16, 2011, 6:56 pm
Posted: January 20, 2011, 11:07 pm
Posted: January 20, 2011, 10:51 pm
Posted: January 12, 2011, 3:44 pm

Go to Top