About Nathaniel

Our big dream is to help transform the world we live in, into the something more we all know it can be, by helping people live a more spiritual and fulfilled life. At Modern Monks, we do our best to share helpful and actionable tips, strategies, advice, and practices that comes from looking at that greater truth inside all of us.

15 Brilliant Life Lessons Star Wars Has Taught Us


With the growing success of the Star Wars universe under Disney’s guidance, it’s certainly a great time to be a Star Wars fan. From new movies, to new TV shows, to new books…there’s been TONS of new stories to immerse yourself in.

The Star Wars franchise has had such a huge effect on me personally throughout my life, that I had to pay homage to it Modern Monks style!

One of the many factors that makes Star Wars so special […]

By |2018-05-21T19:02:02-07:00December 24th, 2015|Life Advice, Spiritual Concepts|3 Comments

The Hidden Gems We Learned In China

Every road you take in life teaches you something new. So it’s not a surprise that traveling to the other side of the world holds many new discoveries!

And since we strive to be enlightened travelers, we brought back some of our favorite insights to share with you!

We’ve been so excited to share our pictures of China and stories about what we learned!

Off […]

By |2018-05-23T17:25:14-07:00November 19th, 2015|Travel|0 Comments

The Comprehensive Guide To Using KKS To Solve Miscommunication & Conflict

We’ve got a lot going on in our lives these days, don’t we?

What doesn’t affect us at this point? Between work, school responsibilities, life lessons, commitments to your friends and family, not to mention those crazy emotions that show up all the time…

It’s so easy to get lost in it all!

With all this stuff affecting us throughout our day, conflicts with other people can, and do, happen easily.

You’re going about your day and someone says […]

By |2018-05-23T18:51:58-07:00November 12th, 2015|Knight, King, Sage|2 Comments

8 Experts Weigh In On: What’s Truly Stopping You From Living A Happy & Fulfilled Life

Happiness and fulfillment.

Two very desirable concepts we strive for throughout our life.

Is anyone surprised? Definitely not!

Who doesn’t want to wake up every day feeling like they’re truly making a difference, being successful at something they love, happy with their relationships, and inspired by the future?

The list goes on, but you get the point. Yet you also realize that it’s not always as simple as it seems to find these truths…

That’s why we’ve reached out to the wonderful […]

By |2018-05-28T16:01:21-07:00November 10th, 2015|Life Advice|0 Comments

Which Are WE…Knight, King, or Sage?

We’ve written quite a bit about Knight, King, Sage so far…

We’ve covered the basics in our Foolproof Guides Part 1 & Part 2.

We’ve shared 5 different stories that’ll show you how you can use KKS in your life.

We’ve revealed some of the hidden benefits of KKS.

And you’ve most likely taken the fun personality quiz that’ll help you discover which one you are!

But somehow, we’ve missed sharing which ones we are! Are you ready […]

By |2018-06-04T15:03:39-07:00October 15th, 2015|Knight, King, Sage|0 Comments

The Hidden Benefits of Knight, King, Sage

If you’ve been following along with us, you’ve had some time to take our fun personality quiz for yourself, learn the details of Knight, King, Sage (KKS), and read about it in action.

But there are far deeper benefits you’ll gain from using KKS as a tool in your life. And like all else, the more you use it the greater these underlying effects will be.

  1. KKS helps give you a greater sense […]
By |2018-06-04T15:23:50-07:00October 13th, 2015|Knight, King, Sage|0 Comments