Mindful Toad

Hi, I’m Todd

You may call me Toad.

I’m an uncle to 4 nephews and 2 nieces, godfather, 5K runner, minimalist, and writer. I’ve been practicing meditation since July 2017.

Michigan native, I now live in Greenville, South Carolina.

From 2013 to 2017, I traveled a lot: Chicago, Hawaii, Austin, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Spain, Plovdiv, Belgrade, Budapest, Prague, Dublin, and Mexico. I lived in Miami Beach from March 2020 to September 2023 and moved to Greenville—my forever home—in November 2023.

This website is the home to all of my writing and projects. I published hundreds of articles from 2010 to 2015 on my former blog at PrimalToad.com but let the domain expire some years ago. I’ve published dozens of articles since but deleted most of them. What remains lives on Medium.

Meditation, running, and minimalism will be the main course of my writing. The sides include remote work, psychology, money, software, productivity, philosophy, health, travel, Bitcoin, and hiking.


Free will is an illusion. All thoughts appear from the ether.


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