Personal Development Category Archive

Workshop Update

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

This is a reminder that early bird discount for the upcoming Conscious Life Workshop ends on July 22, 2014. So if you want to sign up for the workshop and save $100, please sign up for it by this coming Tuesday. CLW is an all new 3-day workshop, and it will happen August 22-24, 2014 […]

Social Media, You Got Dumped

Monday, July 7th, 2014

After careful consideration I’ve decided to opt out of participating in external social media sites. I no longer have active accounts with Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or YouTube. They’ve all been closed, deleted, or otherwise nuked. Yesterday I had tens of thousands of followers on those services. Now I have zero. To opt out even more […]

The New Conscious Life Workshop

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

I’m delighted to announce that we’re now taking registrations for a brand new 3-day workshop: The Conscious Life Workshop. Call it CLW for short. This is an all new workshop, so don’t confuse it with past events like the Conscious Growth Workshop or the Conscious Success Workshop. The focus of CLW is lifestyle design — it’s specifically […]

Conscious Rejection

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Over the past few days, I’ve made a lot of progress in resolving some of the ethical dilemmas I’ve been sharing recently. I’ve felt some significant shifts happening in how I choose to relate to people who support animal cruelty, such as modern factory farming. Tolerance In the past, my main way of dealing with […]

Meat Culture

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Here’s a pretty standard example of meat culture: Roughly 99.9% of the meat sold in the USA comes from factory farms like those shown in the video. So for a meat eater, supporting the above is normal and routine. Lacto-ovo vegetarians also support some aspects of the above. For the sake of comparison, here’s a […]

Maybe I’m the One Who’s Crazy Nutso

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

I’ve been receiving more feedback than usual about my last two articles, much of it pretty long and most of it sent privately. People have been encouraging me to share more along these lines. I think what they mean is that they’d like to see me share more about my own private thoughts and feelings, even […]

The Benefits of Cruelty

Monday, May 26th, 2014

As I continued to ponder the ideas I shared in my last post, I gave more thought to the idea of the potential hidden benefits of cruelty. When I used to do a lot of shoplifting in my late teens, aside from the self-destructive nature of those pursuits, there were some benefits as well. It […]

Thoughts on the Santa Barbara Shootings

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

I’ve been asked to share my thoughts about the recent shootings in Santa Barbara involving Elliot Rodger. If you haven’t heard the story yet, feel free to Google his name if you want to know the details. Normally I don’t like to comment on current events because I prefer to write more timeless content, but […]

Skydiving Recap

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Skydiving last month was beautiful. It was easier than I expected. On April 14, Rachelle and I went skydiving with Skydive Las Vegas, along with another local couple (who actually met at one of my workshops). As far as I know, this place only offers tandem jumps, so that’s what we did. This makes it easy since you’re […]

Money and Your Path With a Heart

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

There’s this idea that if we want to experience more financial abundance, we must identify and rewire our limiting beliefs about money, such as “money doesn’t grow on trees” or “money is the root of all evil.” But the people I know who have lots of money usually didn’t bother to fuss over their beliefs. […]