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Meditation May

Posted by Zak Reid

It’s May.  Springtime or Autumn, depending on your GPS.
Either way, it’s May.

This May let’s Meditate.

I just moved from a big city to a small town. From cement and smog to fresh air, trees, lakes and a volcano. I just moved to Pucón, Chile.

Meditation May Pucón Chile Quick Me Ups Instagram QMU

My girlfriend and I at Lago Villarrica, Pucón, Chile. From QMU Instagram

That lake is literally a 5 minute walk from where I’m currently living.

I did it to change everything. I did it to get back to myself. I feel like the longer I spent in a city without much contact with nature, the farther away I got from my true self… from my “inner me”.

“If it’s not working, change everything.” Zak Reid

So I decided to make a big life change. Simplify my life and work to better myself. I thought – what better way than start with daily meditations?

Then I thought about you…
Have you ever meditated before?
Have you practiced consistently?
Have you done it enough to see the benefits?

Meditation is powerful.

A New Microphone! [WhoAmI?]

Posted by Zak Reid

Hi all! I know I’ve been a bit slow with the updates lately, but things are moving behind the scenes. I’m working on Quick Me Ups T-shirts, layout for the new site…. and I just got a new microphone!

Also I’m still alive down here….

Quick Me Ups zakreid Snowboarding New Mic

Me at Portillo Ski Resort, Andes Mountains, Chile

As I mentioned in the first [WhoAmI?] – Hip Hop post, I love making music. I got a new microphone for making new music, as well as possible audio clips for QMU / spoken word, etc.

So I gave the new mic a test drive this weekend and will be working on new songs – many of which have conscious or inspirational themes such as change, being yourself, overcoming obstacles, etc.

Here’s the new work:

And I will be updating here when I release new, future projects.

Do you express yourself through art – music, painting, drawing, poetry, dance, etc.? Feel free to share in the comments, I would love to hear how you express yourself.

Hope you’re well!!

– Zak


[WhoAmI?] Hip Hop

Posted by QuickMeUps

I’m trying something new…
I’m calling it the [WhoAmI?] series.
The series is designed to give more insight into who I am.
Today’s [WhoAmI?] topic is Hip Hop.

I grew up listening to many types of music, but fell in love with hip hop in the mid 90s and started recording songs in 2003. Over the last 5 yrs. I haven’t recorded much but I’m preparing to record a full album within the next 12 months.

I love hip hop because it allows me to mix philosophy / introspection with art / words / technical writing and rhythm. It allows me to be the best me.
I know this may not be the type of music you normally listen to but…
Please take a moment to listen. 

I wanted to share some of my work.
I’ve posted the lyrics below (click – read more).
Here’s my song “Subconscious Talk”.
Hope you enjoy!

Muzak – Subconscious Talk