Personal Development Category Archive

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. […]

What Is Your Greatest Achievement?

Monday, April 28th, 2014

My 25-year high school reunion is next month. I’ll probably go. My best friend from high school intends to go (we’ve been friends for almost 30 years now), and it will be fun to catch up with other old friends. There can be some amusement at a high school reunion as you see that everyone has grown fatter, […]

Help Us Transform the Medical and Food Industries

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

In 2010 the USA spent $444 billion treating heart disease, which is the #1 killer of Americans. About 1 in 3 Americans has some form of cardiovascular disease right now. Close to a million Americans will have a heart attack this year. About 25% of the time, the first observed symptom of heart disease is sudden death. […]

Prime Your Brain for a Permanent Performance Gain (in a Few Minutes)

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Inside your skull is a massive supercomputer. You own it free and clear. With its 100 billion neurons, and with a typical neuron linking to 1000 to 10,000 other neurons, your highly networked brain is incredibly powerful and capable. Pick up a simple object nearby like a pen or a spoon, and look at it. […]

Disruptive Innovation

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

I must admit that I enjoy seeing the disruptive ripples that the Internet inflicts upon traditional business models. The old models do their best to fight to survive. For example, New Jersey recently banned Tesla from selling its cars in the state, mainly so the state’s inefficient auto dealerships won’t have to compete with Tesla’s direct […]