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How Hormesis Is Nature’s Guide To Getting Uncomfortable

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

Escape The Dream World: Comfort Is The Nemesis

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

Planned Obsolescence of Consumer Goods

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

Self-Awareness, Phones and Posture In Modern Culture

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

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

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

Fasting For The Brain And Bulge

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

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

On Negativity, Self-Talk and Criticism

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