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How to Learn & Enjoy Life More: The Power of Audio Learning

A few months ago, while living in Australia, I was given an assignment by my boss I was not at all thrilled about: drive 5 hours into the country, meet with a client for 2 hours, and drive back that...

Phil Drolet

The Science of Meditation

Over the past few hundred years the power of organized religion has steeply declined in the west....

Martijn Schirp

Imagine a World

Need some motivation or a quick change in thinking? Check out this new graphical motivator :) Imagine a world where... well I'm not going to tell you about the world in this excerpt! You have to click...

Jordan Lejuwaan

It’s All In Your Head: How to Take Advantage of Neuroplasticity

How do you talk to yourself? Do you find fault with most aspects of your life? Do you talk to others like that? Would let anyone talk to you like that? When we stop to listen to what our minds are...

Claire Johnson, M.D.

8 Ways to Get a Morning Headstart

Getting up early every day to start the day off right has a huge effect on the rest of our day. Unfortunately we can not always completely trust our morning selves, especially if we are lying in a...

Martijn Schirp

10 Unconventional Insights From 3 Months in Thailand and Laos

I just got back from my trip to Thailand and Laos and started thinking about what I had learned the journey. Everyone says that traveling opens your eyes and changes you as a person, so how had I...

Jordan Lejuwaan

The Dark Side of Self Improvement

We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires,...

Martijn Schirp

What Would Good Guy Greg Do?

I stumbled on this hilarious internet meme while reading through a fellow HEthen's blog. It's comical, but also has some pretty deep implications when you take a step back and observe why it's funny....

Jordan Lejuwaan

How To Bulletproof Yourself from McDonalds & The Fast-Food Temptation

When we look back through history, there are some things our predecessors did that makes no sense at all now. Trying to cure diseases through blood-letting? Hunting for witches? Denying women the...

Phil Drolet

7 Words For Starting Your Day Off Right

A few months ago, a friend shared their favorite mantra on Facebook and I immediately took it on as my own. The phrase was 'I am letting go of all resistance' (FYI those aren't the 7 words)....

Jordan Lejuwaan

The End-All Productivity/Meditation Technique

My name is Jordan Lejuwaan and I am an efficiency addict. I am zero days sober thanks to a recent discovery, and you can be too. I love what I do so sometimes I'll work 4-5 hours straight...

Jordan Lejuwaan

Wireheading: The Conundrum of Uber-Hedonism & Simulated Bliss

Imagine, for one second, the ultimate bliss. Ecstasy + that first kiss + the climax of your favorite song + winning the lottery + your best orgasm ever * 1,000,000,000. Pleasure so fantastic...

Jordan Lejuwaan

Your Worldview Can Set You Free

You want more freedom? No sweat. All you have to do is this: Investigate the current boundaries in your life. Your belief system determines the boundaries in your life. It is the framework...

Anel

7-Day Thought Challenges (Live-With’s)

In his book 'The Highest Goal: The Secret That Sustains You in Every Moment', author Michael Ray introduces the concept of something he calls 'live-withs' -- short statements that can be used to...

Jordan Lejuwaan

Oh It’s Delicious, This Thing Called Life

"Oh it's delicious, this thing called life. It's a scrumptious experience, no? Are you not allowed to experience everything? The tears, the joy, the pain,the gladness, the exaltation, the massive...

Jordan Lejuwaan

How To (Temporarily) Experience A Phantom Limb

I placed a coffee cup in front of John and asked him to grab it [with his phantom limb]. Just as he...

Martijn Schirp