Инстаграм @danielpardi Dan Pardi
Desmond’s 6th birthday. My favorite person to spend time with whenever I’m here → 🌏. Outstanding ninja skills, too FYI. We saw Avengers Endgame, got popcorn, had a Shake Shack burger 🍔, built an epic LEGO set, and watched a Warriors playoff game vs Portland. Pretty much the best day ever.
Desmond with his favorite player on Branson, Payton Malarkey, after Branson won the North Coast Div 4 Championship last night vs 29-1 Fortuna from the Eureka area.
I successfully defended my thesis on January 24th 2019 in Leiden (one of the first Universities in the world), Netherlands 🇳🇱. I am now a PhD. As I reflect on the journey, it delivered all that I hoped. I got the chance to do simulating research in areas that are important to human health. I became better at conducting, understanding, and communicating science at different levels of depth. I worked with people smarter than myself across the entire journey and they helped raise my level. I’m so honored by the time they gave to me. My journey might have set a record for longest time taken from start to finish. That never bothered me. I mostly worked on my thesis on weekends and never doubled up on research projects at one time. I’d finish a research project, submit a paper and then have to wait sometimes 5-7 months to hear back about its acceptance from the journal, which is not abnormal in the research field. Once a paper was accepted I’d move onto the next project. In that time waiting, I would deepen my knowledge on some interesting aspect of that research project. I guess I was never in a hurry because it wasn’t about just finishing the PhD, it was about extracting as much value from the process as possible to deepen my ability to make an impact. Now, my work will now continue with humanOS.me, which I started at the same time I began my research. I feel a responsibility to live up to the title and do my best to help our world find health. I’m only 44 years young so I have a lot of time to use and further develop the skills I developed for good. I’m excited about what the next 10 years will bring. I think I’ll start by writing that book I have fully developed in my head (and in outline form). Lastly, I’d like to say thank you to @samarapardi @dblevine1 @pardimarie @rosemarysanchezsmith @paulclaytonsmith for making the journey across the pond to support me during my defense. It was so touching you all showed up.
My new TEDx talk is live! Search youtube: How to optimize light for health So this happened. It was a great experience and I can't thank the organizers enough. Condensing some big ideas into a cohesive story was a fun challenge. Even though the talk is only 12 minutes - about 1500 words - I probably wrote 20K words total across the various versions along the way to get to the final. I do enjoy public speaking but I have to admit, during the practice session the day of the event, when I arrived at the College of Marin where the event took place, my heart was racing. Over time, I've learned to harness that adrenaline into a calm clarity but it required some high-intensity exercise, some meditation, and deep breathing. After that, I felt awesome. It was a lot of fun to be backstage with the other speakers, too. Some of the speakers seemed more nervous than others but everyone nailed it in the end. Mostly, I'm grateful for the opportunity to share this valuable information in the hopes that people who watch take the advice to modify their light environments. It's worth the effort to act on this! I also want to thank my team who took it upon themselves to nominate me for the talk. They put a lot of effort in and it is because of them that I had this opportunity to share this valuable info
Welcome Cassidy Flynn Pardi born 6:51p Saturday Oct 20th. Mom is such a champion. Desmond couldn’t be more excited to be a big brother to his lil brother. We love you, Cass!! ❤️