Arthur Schopenhauer – On Physiognomy [Audio]

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Great New Podcast – The Drink

Check out the New Podcast, The Drink. A positive, upbeat and fun Podcast. I had a lot of fun making the intro music. First episode up On iTunes, Libsyn and YouTube Now! Check it out and stay tuned!

How Hormesis Is Nature’s Guide To Getting Uncomfortable

I've mentioned before that we must get uncomfortable in or to progress. I find we can learn this through nature, though Hormesis. Hormesis is when there is a struggle in the body, and the body comes up with adaptations for self-preservation. Here is a more thorough explanation: Hormesis (from Greek hórmēsis "rapid motion, eagerness," from ancient Greek hormáein "to set … Continue reading How Hormesis Is Nature’s Guide To Getting Uncomfortable

How To Avoid Procrastination As An Artist: Infinite Intelligence And The Ego’s Muse

The Procrastinating Artist: On Ego, Muse and Self-Deception I always enjoyed watching interviews of my favourite artists. I came to understand their process, the way they work. Viewing these interviews from a young age and impressionable eyes, I always admired how all artists were excited to showcase and discuss their work. As I watched more, … Continue reading How To Avoid Procrastination As An Artist: Infinite Intelligence And The Ego’s Muse

Under Training vs. Over Training And The “No Pain No Gain” Mentality

After doing a routine for a long while, the grind becomes repetitive and variety feels like it gets a hold of you. But though your routine is set in stone, there’s always room evolving and modifying segments that can help in feeling a pump. For myself, I found that working the Shoulder (Deltoids) the muscles … Continue reading Under Training vs. Over Training And The “No Pain No Gain” Mentality

Don’t Get Desperate For Ideas: On Sprezzatura And Wu Wei

Do not get desperate for ideas. Thinking of something tremendous to roll out. Convince yourself that not everything has to be nobel prize winning material. Do something. Anything. A little bit helps in laying bricks for achievement. There are a lot of things that you can do to open your mind and get your mind … Continue reading Don’t Get Desperate For Ideas: On Sprezzatura And Wu Wei

Escape The Dream World: Comfort Is The Nemesis

Get Uncomfortable and Keep Moving Forward Stepping out of one's comfort zone can prove to be a worthwhile cause. I find the average lifestyle is lived to the level where luxury, immediate gratification, satiety and comfort take a front seat. I see the average lifestyle as decadent, thrill-seeking, lazy and of without a sense of … Continue reading Escape The Dream World: Comfort Is The Nemesis

Planned Obsolescence of Consumer Goods

Products were once made to last. You understood the length and value of your dollar. I'd argue people today are materialistic and consumer based with the products that break down quick. I think it's for a number of reasons. First, I think it's used as a distraction and an escape. People are denying their death. … Continue reading Planned Obsolescence of Consumer Goods

Self-Awareness, Phones and Posture In Modern Culture

Self-awareness via Wiki:  the capacity for introspection and the ability to recognize oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals. When I see people shuffling through malls, its really weird for me when coming from the other side of town, making music slightly away from civilization, but I still notice that more … Continue reading Self-Awareness, Phones and Posture In Modern Culture

On Consumerism And Marketing in Modern Culture

Everybody wants to sell you something, they usually don’t intend on what little their product can provide but rather, they aim to sell the emotion that they wish to be associated to it. I’m reminded by the film “They Live” on consumerism. It is a quirky sci-fi film of the 80’s which has a man … Continue reading On Consumerism And Marketing in Modern Culture

Epictetus: Art Of Living: Happiness Can Only Be Found Within

Often times we take the quote “Happiness Can Only Be Found Within” as a cliché, but it is brought up in discussion of how to live a good life and philosophical discussion. I think Epictetus' Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue on Happiness and Effectiveness lays it down in a simple and eloquent … Continue reading Epictetus: Art Of Living: Happiness Can Only Be Found Within

Lazy People Think Fitness Is Solely For Vanity – The Real Effects Of Fitness

When you can access people’s limiting beliefs and their excuses to life you can understand someone really well. Your attitude is essential in keeping to your goals. Excuses that come out of a person a 100 miles a minute are not worth listening to. “You can’t” “You won’t” “I don’t think I can” People think … Continue reading Lazy People Think Fitness Is Solely For Vanity – The Real Effects Of Fitness

At The Grip Of An Audience: How Being Authentic Is Golden

Grip Of The Audience I wonder how many artists musical or other mediums have struggled with deciding whether or not they should pander to their audience. It's a problem because you become locked in an approval seeking, validation seeking mode. It must be horrible to be at the grips of your audience. They own you, in … Continue reading At The Grip Of An Audience: How Being Authentic Is Golden

How to Gain Self-Control In A Smartphone Culture

Just today I went out for a drive and I’ve noticed several people on their phones while driving. Apart from increasing your risk of getting in an accident. I find most people are losing any sense of self-awareness. People like to scoff and exclaim “they are a multi-tasker” - OK. Everyone wants it fast and … Continue reading How to Gain Self-Control In A Smartphone Culture

Fasting For The Brain And Bulge

In the news, you constantly hear about how people are always increasing their waistlines. You see ads about new diet plans, fat-loss tabs that only jack up your heart rate while you do nothing, commercials for new exercise equipment that people will buy, use once and play the game of who can collect the most dust. … Continue reading Fasting For The Brain And Bulge

Best Quotes From Earl Nightingale’s Strangest Secret

People like to put down the book “The Secret” - Also Known As The Law of Attraction, but if you suspend the notions of law of attraction and listen to everything apart in this lecture it is truly brilliant. Earl Nightingale distills his own view on the Law of Attraction but he still posits you … Continue reading Best Quotes From Earl Nightingale’s Strangest Secret

How To “Corrupt The Youth” Using Philosophy

It is often said that history repeats itself. As well as the notion that there is nothing new (technology). It is with an acceptance that I kind of agree with these clichés. It is in most of daily life I have come realize this. I am not certain if it is a sign of age, … Continue reading How To “Corrupt The Youth” Using Philosophy

Time is Not For Wasting – Make The Best Of Use It

Manly Palmer Hall (March 18, 1901 – August 29, 1990) was a Canadian-born author and mystic. He is best known for his 1928 work The Secret Teachings of All Ages. If you ever had the problem of procrastination not being able to get through to the goals and activities that you wish to be done, … Continue reading Time is Not For Wasting – Make The Best Of Use It

On Negativity, Self-Talk and Criticism

All is mind and mind is all. Often times people can easily fall to a swirling depths of negativity. Sometimes we stumble against our own minds. Other times negativity is usually found in the environment. It’s an unfortunate that there is no mind management classes in early education. It’s probably harder to learn as one … Continue reading On Negativity, Self-Talk and Criticism

How Eastern Philosophy Can Help Your Art And Craft

Attachment, is when you are in situation you can not let go, a feeling that tugs on you. When you love something you have to be able to let it go. There’s a confidence you can gain from exercising non-attachment. People often become attached to ideology, without questioning. They do not study their own culture, … Continue reading How Eastern Philosophy Can Help Your Art And Craft