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Making Tea & Cookies

By | Explorations, Life 101, Positive Thinking, Self Improvement | 4 Comments

I swore after college that I’d never take another writing class as long as I lived… Some promises, perhaps, are better off broken. We’ll see…  This past Tuesday evening I found myself willingly sitting amid a classroom of writers in a YMCA Literary Arts, creative non-fiction class. Listening as my classmates read their work, it struck me how we all use the same words to form such distinct impressions. Below is my first assignment. Its’ message is simply this: We all start out with the same raw ingredients in life, be they words, concepts, or even tangible goods, to some degree. How we choose to combine them, and what we create from them, is the ultimate form of individual expression, that when woven together, forms the fabric of our lives. Here’s a short story I hope encapsulates this concept: Making Tea & Cookies         Emre set aside his blanket-pack…






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The Eye of The I: A Book Review of Works That Started A Journey

By | Diet & Nutrtion, Explorations, Human Performance, Lifestyle, Zen | No Comments

One of the books that got me started several years ago down my path to personal evolution and the pursuit of absolute truth. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. David Hawkins describes and explains advanced states of consciousness and the way to spiritual Enlightenment. It includes dialogues with spiritual students worldwide. For the first time, a cogent and verifiable means of confirmation of spiritual reality is provided via an objective, replicable method of measurement, based on physiologically derived clinical evidence. I can recall reading the first time after a host of my own anomalous experiences and remember the profound sense of excitement I experience that I’d found a masterfully woven body of research and clinical experience to verify, support, and provide some rational explanation to the experiences I could only otherwise describe as extraordinary. In addition to introducing the now famous calibrated scale, or “map of consciousness,” Hawkins punctuates his work…






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In Short Order Radio Interview with Ben Ahrens

By | Explorations, Human Performance, Lifestyle, Medicine | One Comment

Ont Sunday, April 13th, I was interviewed by Sue Vogan, Medical liaison and Founder of the Physicians’s Round Table conference in Tampa Florida. Topics Discussed include: My story and path to healthcare The revolutionary Bioresonance Analysis of Health method A scientific and medical new age calling for new cutting edge technology How to go about entering a new paradigm of health and healing The Mastery of Dr. Thomas K. Szulc, MD,  in assembling the new practitioners toolkit New insights into complex chronic conditions: who heals, who doesn’t and why Medical specialists: the benefits and limitations A new integrative approach based on true collaboration Transcending limitations to the future of medicine http://www.woolieewe.com/instant-payday-loans.html The Bioresonance Analysis of Health method has become a prime interest of mine, both as a former patient to now VP at Innovative Medicine where leading researchers, teachers and physicians are currently working to bring this technology into the…






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How We Make Progress in Work and Life

By | Life 101, Positive Thinking, Productivity, Self Improvement | One Comment

Author, psychologist, and Silicon valley leadership expert Gustavo Rabin  says: There are three things in life that better well work, in order for your life to work well… And they are: Your relationship to your work Your relationship to others, and Your relationship to yourself Many books have been written on all subjects in each category so I will not delve into psychology here. What will be most advantageous and get us to the point, will be the simple identification of the one universal roadblock that stands in the way of all personal, professional, and relational progress: Doubt. – Everyone has it, despite its utter uselessness. Still, as Friedrich Nietzsche so eloquently put it, “the irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.” So we’ve got that squared away. Now, we can move on to the 9 actionable practices that must be implemented,…






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The Automated Morning Routine: Making the Most of Your Least Productive Times

By | Experiments, Habit Design, Mental Perfomance, Productivity | 6 Comments

Let’s get one thing straight here… I am NOT a morning person. If left to my own lack of devices, I would lay in bed for several hours before frittering away the rest of the morning while trying to decide how to best begin the day. It’s nothing to do with laziness, I profess to myself – my brain simply runs on Pacific Standard Time, despite having lived in New York for most my life. So what can a guy do to transform what can only be seen as a massive black hole of wasted time, into something more useful, maybe even productive? What guys do best… try and control as many discomforting variables as possible and follow 3 steps: 1) Design a structure that prohibits wasteful procrastination (not all procrastination is useless, see my article on How to Use Procrastination to Foster Productivity) 2) Install a program complete with rewards to accomplish…






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How to Achieve Balance: by Accepting There’s No Such Thing

By | Life 101, Mind-Body, Positive Thinking, Self Improvement | 2 Comments

  At a glance it appears  she’s done it. She has reached a “balance point” that prevents her from falling, but a closer look with a keener eye will reveal that what we think of as balance is actually achieved by a continuous series of self-corrective movements, each aimed at bringing the subject back to center. If you were to watch the gymnast up close,  you could see that the muscles in her shoulders work constantly as she subtly shifts her weight forward and backward, side to side, to find and regain her center. Random little event after event will pull her away –  a gust of wind, a subtle vibration, a muscle-twitch, a misguided thought. Still, she regains composure and to the outside world, all is calm – she is balanced. In summation, we can see that the true skill in mastering a handstand has little to do with…






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6 Lessons Surfing, Survival School & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Taught Me about Saving

By | Life 101, Personal Finance | One Comment

    Number one rule of Wall Street. Nobody, I don’t care if you’re Warren Buffet or if you’re Jimmy Buffet, nobody knows if a stock is gonna go up, down, sideways or in fucking circles, least of all stock brokers – Mark Hanna  from Wolf of Wall Street For eight years I had an entire shelf-space devoted to heap of personal finance books I never bothered to read. That is until I recently took a one day speed-reading course at Columbia University (which actually did work) and read them all in rapid succession only to discover the same underlying principles life had already taught me. Fortunately, you see, most lessons that stick come not from books but personal experience. Unfortunately, not all experiences are pleasant, or easy… My school of life has been one of extremes. It’s taken me to soaring heights and crushing depths. The following are 6 guiding principles; lessons…






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Thoughts on Life and Why You Can’t Hack It

By | Lifestyle, Zen | One Comment

In our ever increasing fast-paced, twitter-feeding, blog-rolling, facebook-frenzying, instagramming, always-planning, content-cramming lifestyles, something invaluable perpetually eludes us. Presence. A life-hacking culture is rapidly emerging and taking mainstream and it’s no surprise as to why. Every two days now we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until  2003 according to Google CEO, Eric Schmidt. “Let me repeat that” says Schmidt, “we create as much information in two days now as we did from the dawn of man through 2003.” And each article, ebook, tweet, post, or status update all contains multiple embedded links directing you to more content which is sure to contain more links to even further “must-read-now-before-it-goes-extinct” information. For those who are able to overcome the paralysis by analysis complex (oops, just linked you to a further “must-read” wiki page), you are met with the entirely new challenge of now seeking ways to prioritize,…






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The Power of “NO”

By | Human Performance, Lifestyle, Mental Perfomance, Zen | 3 Comments

  “NO” – Perhaps the most powerful scene in any movie I can think of to date is that ending of the first Matrix: Keanu Reeves’ iconic character, Neo, has been gradually coming to terms with his own power, performing, literally, otherworldly feats of strength throughout the film. Then finally, while a swarm of bullets is streamlining toward his head, in a single act of total Self-realization (Self with a capital S) he extends, his arm out in front of him and says: “NO” –  And there goes the neighborhood; bullets freeze in mid air, the walls begin to flex as he takes a deep breath, and Reality for Neo, will never be the same… Why is this so significant? Because we all have this ability. Yes, each and every person, through radical Self-realization, is granted the gift of discernment (e.g. the ability to choose how we see the world;…






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How to Use Procrastination to Foster Productivity

By | Experiments, Habit Design, Lifestyle, Mental Perfomance, Self Improvement, Sleep | One Comment

Six months ago I made a fascinating discovery – I’m a procrastinator… but that’s not all. The fascinating part was that, if properly structured, my innate procrastinating tendencies could be redirected and applied to: 1) Fixing my sleep, and 2) Increasing productivity 5x We’ll get to how in a second, but first a bit of back-story – I’d been a poor sleeper my entire life. For as long as I can remember I’d suffered form “onset insomnia” (difficulty falling asleep) – It took some doing but resolved itself with some basic sleep highgene techniques (cutting out caffeine, sleeping in a cool pitch black room, no LCDs two hours prior to sleep, etc.), combined with pillow conditioning – a form of behavioral or Pavlovian conditioning aimed at helping to develop a physiological association between the body’s location (being in bed) and the proper cascade of hormones and neurotransmitters required by our…






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Boosting Testosterone, Beating Disease, and Reaching Your Potential

By | Diet & Nutrtion, Experiments, Human Performance, Medicine, Physical Performance | No Comments

Re-posted from lessdoing.com “I need to get the doctor in here… he needs to take a look at this…”  Said the Nurse Practitioner during my last checkup this past January. “Holy sh@t” Said the MD, staring at my chart in disbelief. My recent lab-work showed my total testosterone at a shocking 988 – a full 900 pt increase from the year before! “What the heck have you been doing!?” he said. It took a solid fifteen minutes of convincing and Q&A time on my behalf, for the medical staff to concede that I’d not been using anabolic agents, injecting supraphysiological doses of testosterone, taken hormone replacement therapy, or using aromatase inhibiting supplements that might produce such an effect. In fact, the only supplements I had been taking were fish oil and a multivitamin. – To put things in perspective, free T is measured on a 1000 pt scale with a reference range of approximately 450~700…






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The Quantum Mechanics of Healing: A Critical Look at the Future of Medicine with Dr. Irving Dardik

By | Events, Health Insights, Lifestyle, Podcast, Recovery, Video | 2 Comments

The following interview is re-posted from InnovativeMedicine.com … Dr. Irving Dardik, MD, author of Quantum Fitness: Breakthrough to Excellence and subject of the book Making Waves: Irving Dardik and His Superwave Principle, joined Innovative Medicine to discuss the great importance quantum physics has on health and medicine. Known for his mind-expanding SuperWave Principle and other advanced theories, Dr. Dardik is helping to bring upon a new movement in medicine. To view the complete web event on video, click here. How far has science come in the past century? – From Einstein’s discovery that Matter = Energy (E=MC2) to Quantum Physics’ nine-billion-dollar-baby – the Large Hadron Collider centered outside Switzerland and accelerating particles at near the speed of light – we know with certainty that there is far more to our universe than that which meets the eye… Now, what if we could apply these 21st century findings to the human…






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Live Web Event: T.S. Wiley Joins Innovative Medicine and Dr. Thomas K. Szulc, MD to Discuss Chronobiology and Effective Rhythm Therapies

By | Events, Health Insights, Lifestyle, Medicine, Sleep | No Comments

Rhythm Therapy: Chronobiological Treatments Webevent with T.S. Wiley and Thomas K. Szulc, M.D. October 25th, 2012 9 – 10 PM EST / 6-7 PM PST Topics Discussed: Biorhythms, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Depression, Hormone Imbalance, Endocrine Disruptors, Cortisol / Prolactin / Melatonin Production, Biological Medicine for Restoring Cellular Rhythm, Integrative Treatments for SAD, Spagyric Medicine, Clinical Case Experiences, and more. Register NOW! Author of two hit books: Sex, Lies, and Menopause and, Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival , T.S. Wiley will be teaming up with Innovative Medicine and one of America’s foremost practitioners of Biological Medicine, Dr. Thomas K. Szulc, M.D. to discuss the important role that rhythmic cycles from the environment play in maintaining proper health. This discussion will be broadcast via live Webinar on Oct. 25th at 9pm EST and all are invited! (register here) We now know that as many as 60 million Americans (20%) suffer from…






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Plugging Into Your Hard-wired Happiness

By | Life 101, Lifestyle, Positive Thinking, Self Improvement, Video | No Comments

The following presentation by Srikumar S. Rao, Ph.D was filmed in May of 2009 and made it’s way to the homepage of Ted.com on March 7th of 2010 where it has since been viewed nearly 500,000 times! The contents of this talk are universal, timeless, and absolutely true…. “Life is short. And uncertain. It is like a drop of water skittering around on a lotus leaf. You never know when it will drop off the edge and disappear. So each day is far too precious to waste. And each day that you are not radiantly alive and brimming with cheer is a day wasted. Stop right now and evaluate your life. YOUR LIFE. As it is right now. Are you, by and large and daily variations aside, happier now than you have ever been? Do you have the inner conviction that you are on the path that is just right…






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Outsourcing Motivation: The End of Discipline

By | Experiments, Habit Design, Lifestyle, Productivity | One Comment

Want to get better at upholding personal commitments? (rhetorical question) – Try outsourcing them… Brought to you from the Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab, and the gurus of Behavior Design; in order to accomplish any goal, we need to have the following three things: 1) Ability – the physical capacity to carry out the task or tasks that will result in our intended outcome 2) Motivation – an incentive that outweighs the cost of acting. And, we need to have what they call: 3) A “Hot-trigger” – this is our call to action… Short story:  Thursday, March 22rd, 2012 – 10:00am…  “Leave it with your doorman and I’ll come by first thing tomorrow morning – Would you like me to pick up one load or two” – asked Kirsten. “One trip should do it”, i said, “It’ll be such a relief to finally get this stuff off my hands”. “Well I’m glad…






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