In studying Zen for the past couple years, I've come across some amazing quotes on reducing stress, finding purpose, and achieving happiness. Zen is a school of Buddhism with teachings such as: Meditating, observing your mind, and focusing on your breath to achieve presence and self-control … [Read More...]
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The carnivore diet - also known as the all meat diet or the carnivorous diet - entails eating almost nothing but meat for every meal, every day. That means a lot of protein, a lot of fat, and almost zero carbs. This runs contrary to conventional nutrition wisdom, such as "you need to eat a lot of … [Read More...]
I just finished reading The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington. The title sounded gimmicky, but since my friend, Brendan Barca, recommended it, and because I want to have a big 2018, I gave it a read. It turned out to be a … [Read More...]
Wealth, job title, and happiness are some of the most common measures of success. It’s important to measure success the right way because it informs how you spend your time and effort. If you don’t measure success in terms of what’s truly important to you, you can’t work towards getting there. … [Read More...]
9 Surprisingly Effective Strategies (Backed by Science!) I procrastinated on writing this article. I know that it’s a topic that my readers will love and that my ideas will be immediately valuable to them. And therefore, writing and publishing it will help me achieve my long-term goals for … [Read More...]
Why it’s so hard to quit, even when it’s in our best interest This article was originally published on Medium. I was making more money than I ever had before. I finally had the job I had worked so long and so hard to get. Life was perfect, right? Well, there was just one problem: I hated … [Read More...]
This article was originally published on Medium. You keep working and working — slogging through the doldrums of day-to-day life, repressing your desires for pleasure — looking forward to the day when it all pays off. The moment when you achieve that elusive state of happiness. …Or … [Read More...]