Making Tea & Cookies

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. …

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

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 …

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In Short Order Radio Interview with Ben Ahrens

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 …

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How We Make Progress in Work and Life

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 …

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

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, …

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

  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 …

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

    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 …

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Thoughts on Life and Why You Can’t Hack It

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 …

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The Power of “NO”

  “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 …

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How to Use Procrastination to Foster Productivity

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 …

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Boosting Testosterone, Beating Disease, and Reaching Your Potential

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 …

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

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’ …

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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

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, …

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Plugging Into Your Hard-wired Happiness

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 …

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Outsourcing Motivation: The End of Discipline

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 …

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The Art of Doing Less (and Accomplishing More)

I felt like starting this one off with something funny, and this clip get’s me every time! The following post is inspired by my friend Ari Meisel – founder of LessDoing.com   Two things happened in the past three weeks that have profoundly influenced my sanity in a very positive way: 1) I went on a weekend-long silent meditation retreat after what had been one of the most chaotic, productive, engaging yet mind-scrambling months of my life, and 2) I attended Ari Meisel’s skillshare class in Soho, New York. The details of my schedule that lead to such catalysts are …

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THE EXTREME MIND-BODY CONNECTION – PART III: Extreme Healing and The Absurd Reality of Spontaneous Recovery

The medical world has been taken by storm in the last decade with this concept of neuroplasticity. It says that the brain is not a static structure, as previously conceived, but is rather pliable – like plastic; capable of adapting both functional (synaptic) and structural (dendritic) changes, as visibly seen on PET scans and FMRIs. In truth, it is not just our brains that are plastic, but as you are learning – it is our entire reality… Continued from THE EXTREME MIND-BODY CONNECTION – Part II: How to Increase Your Strength by 22% Without Moving A Muscle! and THE EXTREME …

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Cultivating Intuition Through Meticulous Self-Tracking

The following talk is a culmination of 5+ years of research, failed tracking trials, exhaustive experimentation, and mind-bending experiences – all of which have lead me to this point: Ben Ahrens – Cultivating Intuition Through Meticulous Self-Tracking from Steven Dean on Vimeo. Filmed on February 22, 2012 at the NY Quantified Self Show&Tell #15 at Fahrenheit 212. Re-posted from http://vimeo.com/37530815 It’s a funny thing, about gut intuition; we spend half our lives acting as if it doesn’t exist (always searching for answers outside ourselves), and the other half, we spend trying to access it. On that same note; centuries of …

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THE EXTREME MIND-BODY CONNECTION – Part II: How to Increase Your Strength by 22% Without Moving A Muscle!

Continued from previous post.  Mind Over Muscle As Dr. Norman Doidge, author of the New York Times best seller, The Brain That Changes Itself, recounts: “from a neuroscientific point of view, imagining an act and doing it are not as different as they sound.” – This ties in nicely with a favorite quote of mine from Maxwell Maltz who says that,“the human body cannot tell the difference between something real and that which is vividly imagined.” We know from PET scans and studies using FMRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) that a gymnast will activate the same neurons whether she is …

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THE EXTREME MIND-BODY CONNECTION – PART I: How to Change Your Life, by Changing Your Mind (The Neuroscience of How Thinking Makes It So)

What follows in this three-part-post is a collection of examples, the implications of which not only open new doors for achieving potential, but completely negate the concept of Cartesian Dualism once and for all. Some of these stories might seem bizarre, others, down right impossible. But I’ve done the research and you can check it out too. The data is real. What you choose to do with this knowledge is up to you. At the very least, my intention with these posts is to get you thinking of the possibilities…  What if you could: – Increase physical strength without moving …

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