Learning Better: Ultimate Guide to Hacking Your Brain And Supercharging Your Productivity

In the movie Limitless, Bradley Cooper stumbles upon a secret drug called NZT-48, which unlocks the full capacity of his brain and gives him superhuman intelligence, attention, and reasoning abilities. This lets him crank out complete books in days, learn Italian overnight, and beat the stock market. Sounds awesome, right? There is no such thing […]

Coffee And Health: Brewing The Healthiest Cup Of Coffee Possible

Can you imagine how unproductive the American office worker would be if coffee wasn’t widely available? I shudder to even consider the prospect of this awful, dystopian world. Besides water and tea (and I have much to say about how beneficial it is to drink green tea), coffee is the most popular beverage in the […]

Impostor Syndrome: Why Success Makes You Feel Like A Fraud

I’m just some guy writing this. I was certainly not an English major, and can count the number of papers I wrote in college on one hand. Nor am I a positive psychologist, or a psychologist of any kind for that matter. I’m not a doctor, nutritionist, or otherwise accredited as a health expert. I […]

Never Get Sick Again: How to Optimize Your Immune System

In the last few years, I’ve gotten sick very infrequently. When I’ve had cold symptoms, it was invariably after pulling an all-nighter, or a weekend of relative debauchery. In other words, I had it coming. And when I say “cold symptoms”, I mean some of the mildest sniffles and coughing you’ve ever seen. And the […]

How To Meditate: A Beginner’s Guide To Meditation Practice

Meditation is one of the most valuable practices that someone interested in personal development can utilize. As with so many things, meditation is very easy to learn, but difficult to master. I’ll be the first person to admit that I am not a great meditator. I’ve stopped and started a meditation practice more times than […]

Book Review: Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges

I was recently sent a copy of Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges to review. You can buy your copy here. I have reviewed one of Lori Deschene’s other books, Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself. You can read my review of that here, or purchase that book here. That book actually featured a piece […]

The Stubborn Asshole’s Guide To Accepting Criticism

  A few months ago, I left my previous job on a sour note. My boss and I did not get along very well, for numerous reasons. As with all things, it is the other guy’s fault and not mine…but if any responsibility could be ascribed to me, I’m betting it’s because I have a […]

Don’t Ruin The Moment By Wishing For Something Different

“To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have.” – Ken S. Keyes Jr. The other day, I was eating a delicious, simple, and healthy meal I had made for myself. And then I was struck with a thought: I’d really prefer eating sushi. I spend a lot of […]

Take A Moment To Appreciate Your Accomplishments

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha It was at the 2012 Rutgers University Dance Marathon (RUDM) where I discovered this simple, versatile tool. It can and should be used in almost any situation, and it is easy enough to do that even the most […]

No One Owes You Anything

  Every once in a while you come across something that really sticks with you. You read the article, and it wrenches your mind in a direction that you are unfamiliar with. It leads to an “ah-ha!” moment. A few weeks ago, I came across one of these. Harry Browne, former Libertarian Party presidential candidate […]