How I Turned a Successful Trading Strategy Into a Successful Life Strategy

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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 […]

How To See Beyond the Rigid Illusion of the Self

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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 […]

How To Wake up From the Story of “My Life”

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.

How To Tame the “Default Mode” of Your Wild Mind

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?

You Weren’t Built for a Life of Leisure

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?