Based on books, Longevity, Self-awareness, Spirituality

Why we need to Calm Down to Wake Up – the Nervousness/Awareness link

Nervousness has been described as the disease of our civilization. (By Paramahansa Yogananda in case you’re interested. In his rather thought-provoking book, Journey to Self-Realization).  Take a look around and you’ll see the great Yogi is right.  A lot of ...
Personal development, Psychology, Self-awareness, Spirituality

How to get out of your head without Sex, Drugs and Alcohol (some thoughts on Overthinking)

I’m not suggesting that there is anything wrong with doing all three of these things. They just don’t exactly build the kind of wellbeing most of us want to enjoy.  So why do we turn to them so often? For many of ...
Personal development, Psychology, Self-awareness, Spirituality

What’s Behind the Things we Struggle to Accept?

Aren’t we supposed to accept situations that we find difficult to stomach? Isn’t that the point of the Serenity prayer, Buddhism’s ‘radical acceptance‘ [insert spiritual paradigm of choice]? Not exactly. I think that would be to misunderstand the nature of acceptance.  And anyway, if you’ve ...
Based on books, Creativity, Personal development, Productivity, Psychology, Self-awareness, Spirituality

How to keep your Good Life Buckets overflowing (30 things)

Good Life Buckets is a simple framework created by entrepreneur and author Jonathan Fields, and outlined in his interesting book, How to Live A Good Life. The framework “offers a way to look at the life you’re living, quickly and easily ...
Personal development, Productivity, Psychology, Self-awareness, Spirituality

Staying Rooted in Possibility – How we avoid a Predictable Future

Imagine you’re surfing the crest of a wave. The second your mind glances back to that big knarly ass wave you just nailed, or jumps ahead to how you’ll feel if you manage to beat your PB, it’s over. Staying in your ...