5 simple habits to avoid self-sabotage, learn from past mistakes, and master your own psychology When I’m not working as a doctor or writer, I work as a trader. I got into trading for obvious reasons — who doesn’t love the idea of using money to make more money. But it became so much more […]
Answer these 3 questions honestly: 1. When you finish eating, do you clean up straight away? 2. When you get changed, do you put the old clothes in the wardrobe/drawer/dirty linen immediately? 3. When a simple task like making a quick phone call or responding to an email crosses your mind, do you do it there and then?
Should we stick with Western psychology’s approach of strengthening and developing the self? Or embrace Eastern religion’s approach of letting go of it?
Maybe they’re both correct…
How To See Beyond the Rigid Illusion of the Self Don’t get fooled by your left-brain “interpreter” trying to categorize and label you This is the first of a 2-part exploration into the illusory self. In this part we’ll look at what the self is, and the nature of our relationship with it. We’ll learn […]
There’s an old Zen Buddhist tale about a man and a horse. The horse is galloping full speed ahead, and passersby assume the rider must be going somewhere important. “Where are you going?” shouts a…
One of my favorite movies of all time is “Inception”. Mainly because I’ve had a lifelong obsession with lucid dreaming, and the film does a reasonable job of depicting what it’s actually like. Of course, if it were more accurate the characters would get swept up in how real everything seemed, and keep forgetting they were in a dream.
Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump made it clear that his version of reality was robust enough to resist influence from any amount of hard “science” or factual claims. By selectively filtering out information that didn’t serve him, he created a reality that suited him better.
Dr. Cameron Sepah, assistant clinical professor at UCSF medical school, had no idea of the media attention his idea would attract when he chose the catchy name “dopamine fasting”.
The human brain makes up just 2% of total body mass but consumes 20% of our energy supply. Whether we’re doing calculus, or relaxing in the bath, this figure only changes by a few percent. What is it doing at “rest” that requires so much energy?
Our brain is wired to seek leisure. Probably because when we decide to #netflixandchill, our survival is not at stake. The brain equates leisure to a higher likelihood of survival. But does a life of leisure lead to the happiness and life satisfaction our brain suggests?