Mid-book: Lifespan by David A. Sinclair – What YOU can do today to Live a LONGER and HEALTHIER life.

What can we do today to kick start the survival circuits* that makes us stronger and prolong our lives? Applying stresses to our bodies can be efficient way for activating these  rejuvenating systems. It seems that whatever doesn’t kill us makes us stronger has some merit. In short, you want to make your body uncomfortableContinue reading “Mid-book: Lifespan by David A. Sinclair – What YOU can do today to Live a LONGER and HEALTHIER life.”

Book Notes on Aging and Dying

Nothing last forever. Here are a few great notes on aging from my reading the last couple of years. Memento Mori. 📝 “By becoming deeply aware of our mortality, we intensify our experience of every aspect of life.” – Robert Greene, The Laws of Human Nature 📝 “No one set value on time. All useContinue reading “Book Notes on Aging and Dying”

Notes From a Year of Reading – Addiction

I have had a few days in a row where I didn’t experience any cravings or took any addictive substances (excessive sugar, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol etc..) It was pretty cool. I don’t think I’ve experienced something like this since I my early teens. Quotes and Notes on drugs and addiction from my recent reading: 📝Continue reading “Notes From a Year of Reading – Addiction”

Notes from a Year of Reading – Psychology

📝 “It takes a lot of courage to take the unconscious seriously and to tackle the problems it raises.” – Carl Jung, Man and his Symbols. 📝 “As a rule, whatever we don’t deal with in our lives we pass on to our children.” – Gabor Maté, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts. 📝 “SometimeContinue reading “Notes from a Year of Reading – Psychology”

Lab Report: 60-Days of Non-Resistance

Current situation: children, crying, shit everywhere (literally and figuratively speaking), irregular sleep, a constant stream of contingencies and emergencies. It’s a lovely mess! BUT it can be frustrating at times. Condition are perfect for a new experiment. The Lab Report – 009 – “60 days of Non Resistance” Non-resistance is about letting things unfold asContinue reading “Lab Report: 60-Days of Non-Resistance”

How to Nietzsche?

“The struggle of maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child at play.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Every time Nietzsche is referenced in books I pay extra attention because I know it’s likely that something utterly profound and insightful is being offered. He intrigues me, but I’m pretty much oblivious aboutContinue reading “How to Nietzsche?”

New Experiment: 60 Days of Non-Resistance

NEW EXPERIMENT 1️⃣WHY? I don’t get annoyed too often but when I do get stingy it is usually due to unexpected events messing up my beloved routines. I have pretty strict routines related to: – Wake up/bed times – Workout – Meditation – Social media usage – Study/reading In life it’s usually not the bigContinue reading “New Experiment: 60 Days of Non-Resistance”

Thoughts on: “Give People Money” by Annie Lowrey

The idea behind Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a simple one; Give People Cash! Enough to live on—maybe not well, but enough —every month, for a lifetime. No strings attached. Let people pay for rent, invest in a business idea or buy heroin. Doesn’t matter. In one strike you would end poverty. This is interestingContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Give People Money” by Annie Lowrey”

Are You Taking Part in the Reoccurring Ancient Pattern of Judging the Younger Generation?

When we get into midlife we tend to start judging the younger generation. “When we judge in this way, we are not aware that we are reacting according to a pattern that has existed for at least 3000 years. There is an inscription in a Babylonian clay tablet that dated from around 1000 BC thatContinue reading “Are You Taking Part in the Reoccurring Ancient Pattern of Judging the Younger Generation?”

Quit or Persist? Know When NOT to Quit a Book.

Since many of us don’t read for pleasure only we should be careful not to discard a book because it’s not a thrilling rollercoasters ride. Some books I struggled with—that bored me or overwhelmed me— also gave me valuable insights and context for understanding the world and human nature. Consult your ‘Why’ before you discardContinue reading “Quit or Persist? Know When NOT to Quit a Book.”