The Begining

How It Started 2017


Life is full of infinite possibilities. There are so many things that you can engage in to enhance your experience here. Most of my life has been a study of this experience. Several years ago, I decided that it was time to start sharing my understanding of this experience while simultaneously still experiencing and learning. I started a blog “Thalason’s Theories” more than ten years ago. I would occasionally write essays when the inspiration hit. I loved the idea that you could put it out there and anyone could stumble across it. I did nothing to promote it or draw attention to it but it was there. To the best of my knowledge, it went unseen and that was okay. It was a step in the process. It was about opening up, building some confidence, and getting comfortable with expressing myself.    

Just about six years ago I decided to apply focus and intent to my life. It was a decision to pursue dreams, ideals, and passions.  I started an audio journal documenting my pursuit and explaining what I have learned along the way and how I dealt with success and adversity. As I advanced through life and my theories became my reality, I became more comfortable and confident with who I was and what I was becoming.   

Just over a year ago, I decided to start posting to YouTube. I converted a few audio recordings to a video format and posted them. Much like starting the blog several years ago, I liked the idea that you could put it out there and anyone might stumble across it. I quickly made the decision to adopt the video medium instead. There are now 150 + videos on my channel. It is a journal of my path, left for anyone/everyone to view. They have all been uploaded sequentially and titled with the date of the recording and most with a simple “Status” description. At some point last year, I started adding “Plus” to the title to help me identify recordings that I felt conveyed a more substantial message. Some videos are me talking through the fog so to speak, but some days I feel that I am locked in to something great and when I am finished there is a sense of satisfaction. That sense of satisfaction is the “Plus”  

From early on in my life, I had aspirations of becoming a writer. It is how the blog started. In fact, the initial intent of the audio recordings was to create the groundwork for a book.  In October 2016 I met bestselling author, keynote speaker, writing, and speaking coach Patrick Snow while attending a property management conference in Hawaii. I spoke with him after his speech and I hired him to coach me a few weeks later. I started my first book “Mastering Your Illusion” in November of last year. I hope to have it released later this year.   

I created a new persona so to speak. I decided that it was time to take this to the next level. Sage Gourmand came into existence. Sage Gourmand is about food, philosophy, and fulfillment. I purchased the domain and this website is the result. I am coupling this with the production of the book Mastering Your Illusion and the continued pursuit of Living Life To The Fullest.   

Creating and enjoying food is one of my greatest pleasures in life and I will be sharing as much as I can. It is the greatest driving force behind Sage Gourmand. Eating is a necessity and a pleasure that can be engaged in multiple times a day. It is a daily opportunity to embrace the beauty of life. Obviously, it is not the only way, but it is so easy and accessible to all of us if we take the time and choose to. I WANT TO MAKE THE MOST OF THIS LIFE! There are so many ways to do this and I want to share what I do and have done to reach a deeper level of satisfaction and fulfillment in life. For me, it starts with the food, but it goes so much deeper than that. Follow me and I will show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.

The Objective


I want to inspire people to celebrate life. It starts with the food.



Find your joy.