If you search the keywords “meditation" and “science”, you can dive into the hundreds of articles that report the undeniable scientific benefits of a practice. To make a long story short, it literally rewires your brain.
Look up “affirmations” on Psychology Today and you’ll see plenty of articles explaining why they don’t work. Read about them on Spirituality & Health, and it’s a bit of a different story.
Simple and easy aren’t necessarily synonymous. Cutting out sugar and running five miles a day is dead simple, but for most people, it is exceedingly difficult. Things transition to easy occurs when these endeavors become habits.
Out of all of the advice, tips and tricks, one thing that I didn’t see get its due attention was the importance of perseverance. Some focus on the fact that everything takes much, much longer than you think it will. If your business plan has you going to market in six months, it will likely be closer to a year or eighteen months. That’s where endurance and grit come in.
Bulletproof Coffee is hot brewed coffee with the addition of grass-fed butter and Medium Chain Triglyceride oil (MCT). Yak butter tea has been part of Tibetan life dating back before the 10th century.
Humans have been trying to extend the day since about 70,000 BC. A hallow shell or rock filled with moss or sponge soaked with animal fat would burn for a little while past sunset. Here's what happened when I stopped trying to cheat sunset for 21 days.
I know what you’re thinking: that it makes no sense for your brain to cause debilitating, chronic physical pain just to avoid confronting some previously unconscious rage.
Cubicle farms are the absolute farthest possible existence from our hunter-gatherer roots. Our physiology was shaped over hundreds of thousands of years to move and move often. On the scale of human history, survival without a constant movement is only a very recent possibility.
I often get questions about the tattoos I have but many more about the ones I don’t. Both of my arms used to be inked all the way down to my wrists, but not anymore. Both of my parents are artists and like most kids, I wanted to do what they did.
Many of my three week experiments start with the question “What if?” When I get curious about a specific challenge after artificially inducing one or more limiting factors, I almost always discover something new about myself and what I engage in.
This story starts near the time of my birth. My earliest memories of my father involve his back pain. The restricted activities, the special chairs, ointments, gadgets and all the corrective stretches.
In Fight Club, after Ed Norton learns he has lost his condo and every possession in it, Brad Pitt tells him, “The things you own end up owning you.” Truth.
“I never get sick!” These are the famous words I often exclaim right before getting sick. The viral culprits hang out in invisible droplets in the air we breath and on the things we touch.
No doubt you've seen this stuff marketed on vitamin store shelves as a cure all for joint problems. It's also loaded with minerals, calcium, chondroitin sulfite, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium.
We're living in some weird times and an even weirder western culture. Forgoing sleep often starts in college when some curriculums demand all-night study sessions.
I thought I had finally figured out what I wanted to do for a living. At the time, I didn’t realize that there doesn't need to be one single answer for this, so having solved this puzzle was a really big deal.
Like a nasty cold, pessimism is contagious. Although you might take notice of someone who is exceptionally negative, the complainer has become so identified with this behavior that they have no idea how often it is occurring.
Although it might take a little digging through the surface layers of current media, we live in an amazing time regarding the ways we can all be part of this movement.
“It’s time to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” Bryan Kest, one of my favorite yoga teachers, said this as the room full of 200 profusely sweating people bumped into each other while bent over and teetering on one leg.
That moment where you say “enough is enough”. That split second when you wake up. It could happen at 26 while sitting in a cubicle, when you realize that you’ve been watching cat videos to kill the time for over four years now.
There's being honest and then there's being honest. When you factor in little white lies in with the bigger ones, most of us would have 18" noses if fathered by Mr. Geppetto.
What you can’t see can most definitely hurt you. Viruses, carbon monoxide and even lead paint can send you to an undeserving early grave. Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) is a part of our modern landscape, especially in urban living.